I wasn't joking when I wrote that last post. I truly thought that my life as a blogger had ended. Really I just needed to give myself rules.
1. I have found in this time of silence that I am simply unable to read other blogs. Doing this has freed me tremendously in my time and my devotion to being an at-home Mom. I felt obligated to read every time my feed told me someone had posted. I cannot be under that obligation.
2. I cannot be consumed or concerned about people's comments. I did find that my writing changed knowing that others would read and I often felt driven to write for some approval of some sort. (so this one is tricky because I will have to truly assess where my heart is as I write.)
3. While I am an open book and lack the filter that most people have on privacy or fear of exposure, I will write openly only about myself and not about any other person around me.
So, with these rules shared, I am ready to re-enter this outlet that has been so helpful to me in the past. Hey, this is like free therapy for me.