This morning I woke up with a huge sigh of relief. Yesterday, I turned in my edits on my new book, which releases in September.
I haven’t talked about it much here, mostly because it feels strange to talk about something that is coming out so far from now, but the reality is that it has consumed much of my spare time for the past nine months.
Writing a book while working a full-time job, blogging, parenting, and well, just living is as hard as it seems. I also had to have an unexpected surgery at the beginning of January (post about it next week), which made things even more challenging. My house still has Christmas decorations up. There’s a basket of stuff in my room that has been sitting there since summer. Piles are everywhere. I’m mentally exhausted.
You’ve seen me a bit on Instagram and Facebook, but if you have visited this blog you might have noticed it’s been quiet. I’ve missed it here. For 12 years, The Mom Creative has been a place to chat about all the things. I remember blogging about what diapers to use when I had Elias. I’ve written about my struggles with body image. I’ve shared awesome deals to make life easier. I’ve poured my heart into this site, constantly thinking about you the reader and what might be interesting and helpful.
But lately, those words have gone to my manuscript. Know that though the words weren’t here, I was thinking of you. I was writing my best work, with stories and advice I’ve never shared.
Thank you for being a part of this community. Thank you for coming back and for cheering me on. Your DMs, comments and emails have lifted me up on days that I wanted to sit and cry.
Next week I will be back to blogging at a much more consistent pace. I have so much fun stuff planned for the next month. Stories about every day life. New adventures. Renewed hobbies (I’m doing Project Life again). Join me, okay? I’ve missed you.