Thursday, January 28, 2016

ME TIME!

Posted by Heather Shields On 10:20 AM | No comments
Blogging. It's been an outlet for me. A way to make a few extra dollars. A way to try some truly awesome FREE (always a plus!) products. A way to connect with other moms, bounce ideas off of them, commiserate and build friendships with them. My commitment level has been hardcore, once in a blue moon, and everything in between.And here I find myself again. Staring at a blank box, cursor blinking waiting to see what fabulousness springs from the keyboard

 So what do I have to offer now, in this season of life? A non-committal hope to spew forth some full sentences with big adult-type words that don't have anything to do with correcting behavior, informing someone of the day's menu, or frantic protestations to stalling tactics when a deadline is hanging over my head. Sound like something you want to read? Oh wait, I only told you what this isn't going to be. Well, hmm... how about I just talk and you listen. Or read. Yes, you read. 

  I'm a mother of 4. I love my littles immensely, but life with 4 kids is no joke. My husband works a good deal and so much of the responsibilities of the house fall to me. As he put it recently, I spread myself very thin. There's the kids, the house, cooking and cleaning. I work from home, run an Outlander fan group with over 1400 members, and I am going to be going back to college in the fall. So I totally have time to start my blog back up now, right? Right. 

 Well, the bottom line is everyone needs a little sanity. "Me" time, you might call it. Some people go to the gym, or lace up running shoes every day, some people zone out with their headphones or get lost in books for hours at a time. I'm lethally allergic to exercise (seriously. it KILLS fat cells!), my knees can't handle running, I can't listen to a full length song with headphones without someone asking me a question, and the same goes for books, though I do adore reading, I just can't seem to find the quiet time or headspace to really dig into a meaty read lately. 

 I do craft. I love sewing, crochet, my adult coloring book, and finding PINteresting things to do. Those all have their creative places in my life, but there's just something about putting pen to paper (fingers to keys?) that has always been a relief for me. To take everything jumbled around *up there* and make sense of it right in front of me. I can read, reread, edit, and finally sit back and look at a cohesive thought, process, story, or the like that actually makes SENSE! And not much in life makes sense, if you ask me. It's all "rolly polly pell mell tumble bumble" as one of my kiddos favorite books says. 

 So I'll blog. When I can, about whatever I want. No promises, just an outlet that might bring some joy, perspective, and sense to my day and yours. 

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