I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news regarding Millennials + Mental Health. On Tuesday October 22nd from 1-2PM EST, we will be participating in the #MillennialChat with Partners for Mental Health and @MillennialChat. We would love it if you joined us to discuss this very important topic. You can actually read more about it here and if you haven’t yet be sure to check out the Millennials + Mental Health website!
I know things have been quiet here with the exception of a few lead in posts and letters to my daughters and I wish I could say that will change but sadly I can’t — at least not now. As much as I long to write words here I am often too exhausted. It’s funny, I read a post the other day by Melanie of You Are My Fave and she talked about the time when she had shared how she felt like she had lost her blogging sparkle. And I totally related. Totally (for some reason this word has made it back into my regular vocab. Not sure why!). And I know that may seem odd because I don’t write here every day and do DIY posts and tutorials but when it comes to my writing I feel like my own glitter has become dull. I’m not sharing, or writing or posting here the way I desire to. I no longer feel the joy that I used to when I write, with the exception of my letters to my girls. Those bring me great joy.
The days fade away fast and I am beginning to feel like my littlest and I spend too much time indoors. Today we were outside for most of the later afternoon and it was glorious (yup. Totally said it was glorious but it was!!). I had a headache but didn’t want to miss out on the chance to hang out with my family. I spend so much of my days consumed with thoughts on all of the things I need to do. I feel like I am always trying to catch up. Life has hit me with some soft blows and bouncing back isn’t always so easy. I’m starting to feel guilty about anxiously awaiting naptime and bedtime so I can work. I am having more days where I am feeling like I am physically present but my mind is elsewhere. Not quite how I pictured it. I am grateful for my writing work because it has afforded me the chance to be at home with my baby (she’s almost 14 months now), it gave me the gift of an entire summer with my girls. And has allowed us to do things like this:
But there is life beyond this keyboard and virtual home I’ve created. So per usual, I’ve got some reevaluating and reworking to do in my life and of course when I can write here I will. This — the writing — was the thing that made my heart sing. And I hope to fall in love with it again. I’ve got ideas galore floating around in my head and sweet sister photos to share but I’ve also got a family that I am longing to spend more time with and desperately want to enjoy my time here at home while it lasts. Oh and the sunshine. It’s lovely. And I feel like it’s calling us. It’s been calling. I’m ready to answer.
In the meantime here’s are some links to where you can find my words elsewhere.
At Babble (I can’t believe it’s been a year there! Still so humbled and grateful when it comes to this gig. Had it not been for me getting this job we would not have been able to even entertain the idea of me working from home.)
Black and Married With Kids (Not too long after I started writing for Babble another door opened up. It reminded me of the fact that God is always “on time.” I was honored to work as an editor for Ronnie and Lamar. They believed in me and I have grown so much as a writer and a person thanks to them. I ended up making the transition from an editor to a contributor after taking on additional writing work and don’t get to write there as often as I would like to but am grateful for the opportunity to write pieces that I truly believe in. Every post I write there blesses me and the bonus is that oftentimes it blesses others too.)
Disney Baby (A Disney lover’s dream come true. Chronicling Lola and immersing myself in all things baby.)
I can’t thank you enough for reading my words here and elsewhere, for following along with me on Facebook and Twitter and even Pinterest. In the blogging world page views matter and thanks to people like you who take the time to read my words I have been able to do this for longer than I even dreamed possible. You are a reminder that even smaller sized voices like mine matter. So thank you!
And remember you can also find me on Instagram at @hismrshermr. Oh I just love me some Instagram :)
Thanks again! Hope to see you Tuesday for the chat! xo