Monday, April 1, 2013

My Dear Blog Letter

Dear Blog,

Well, it's been fun.

You were there for me at a time when I needed something.  Something I could call my very own.  And I admit it.  I used you.  You don't mind, do you?  I used you to carve out a little "me" time in a day full of others yelling "ME! ME! ME!" With even my private bathroom time taken from me, you gave me a time in my day that no one could enter...well, at least until I hit "Publish".

That was then and this is now, however.  As the blog entries get few and far between, I realize that it's time I moved on.  I no longer feel I need you.  To put it bluntly, Blog, I'm over you.  I don't mean to sound harsh.  I'm just telling it like it is.

I would like to thank you though for what you have brought to me over the almost 2 years I've been with you.

You connected me to other mommies out there.  I read their words, their frustrations, snippets from their daily lives and I laughed and sometimes cried. It let me know for certain that I'm not alone in this crazy role I've found myself in.  Don't get me wrong, I love it.  But it is CRAAAZY!  Crazy hard, but crazy good too.

I still plan on keeping in touch with some of the moms I met out there...I still want to read their stories, see their pictures.  I'm nowhere near writing a Dear Instagram Letter.

I will still be "Mommy Inconsistent" for years to come and my boys will no doubt punish me for it frequently as they get older, but there's new opportunities just beyond the horizon for me.  Hopefully it involves a vacation!  (God, I could really use a vacation)...or maybe a writing class or two.   I'd like that, Blog.

I know there will be more of the same as well, and that's okay.  I will still partake in the kissing of boo boos, the endless stream of laundry (ugh) and the picking up of bunny know, the things I really excel at.

And who knows?  Maybe I'll be back.

But don't wait up.

Anyways, I just want to say again, "Thanks".

And just to be clear, Blog - and since this is a Dear Blog Letter - I just want to assure you this:

It's not you.

It's me.

1 comment:

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Jill, I'm so happy you're not saying goodbye to Instagram! I would miss seeing you, your family and of course, Milo!! I totally get where you are though. I can't promise anyone that I won't completely shut my blog down either. When it gets in the way of life and it's not our full time job, it can suck the fun out instead of being fun. I'll miss you on here but I am so happy that we got to know each other! Much love, Kristen