I thought I could do it all once, and motherhood has taught me differently. Early on as a blogger for Everything Birth, I wrote about how we have to be realistic with what we feel we can take on.
See, prioritizing has been a theme for me since the first time I ever saw that second line on a pregnancy test. I am only human and I can’t do everything all at the same time and do it all perfectly. Sometimes, I can’t even do a little bit really well. That’s when I know I need to step back and prioritize.
I did that last month.
Last month, I talked to Crystal, the owner of Everything Birth and the woman who has granted me the freedom to write just about anything my heart desired about motherhood for the past three years on this blog that she owns.
I told her what I’m about to tell you.
I have to put down the proverbial pen for awhile.
My kids are only going to be little once, and a marriage isn’t made up of the big events, it’s made up of the small moments of normalcy and the smell of your spouse falling asleep beside you. It’s made up of the late night pointless conversations where entire sentences can be said without interruption. Every day has only so many hours. Something had to give.
I will be stopping in from time to time to do guest posts, so this isn’t actually “goodbye forever.”
I want to thank all of you for reading and connecting with me over the past few years. I have learned so much from this community and have made many new, important friendships because of it. I am grateful for the opportunity Crystal gave me three years ago. I am grateful for the support she’s given me over the years and continues to give me still to this day. She’s one of my favorite people ever.
Oh, and… This also gives me more time with my husband… We decided to watch Dr. Who. We’ve just finished “The Parting of Ways.” I’m really sad about the 9th Doctor, but have been told I will love the 10th Doctor just as much.