Return to normalcy

4 Feb

Back in mid-November, I said I was bored with my blog—that I was sick of trying to make my blog (and in turn myself) into something it isn’t.

Back in mid-November, I was in a funk: Christopher and I had just moved from Muskegon, Mich., to Dixon, Ill. He had just started a new job, and I had just started to feel guilty for not having one. We missed our friends and families. We missed our social lives. We were unsettled.

But in the last couple weeks, I have thought I could resurrect my blog—that I could learn to blog for me and only me and appreciate the readers who tag along for the ride.

Now, I am in a good place: Christopher and I have lived in Dixon for three months. He loves his job, and I have a job—two, in fact. We started training for a marathon, and we are kicking ass almost five weeks into it. We set a budget, and we are planning for our immediate future. We are settled.

I want to document this time in my life. I’ll only train for my first marathon once. I’ll only experience my first wedding anniversary once. I’ll only plan for parenthood once.

I also want to share it. But I don’t want to make myself crazy trying to come up with recipes just so I can blog, or remembering to take my camera to the restaurant just so I can blog or going somewhere out of the ordinary just so I can blog.

You can expect to see a lot of what you used to see here—recipes, race recaps and Midwestern shenanigans. You just might see it less frequently.

I hope you’ll come back. I’ve missed my blog. And I’ve missed you.

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12 Responses to “Return to normalcy”

  1. Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt February 4, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    Welcome back!

  2. Andy February 4, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    It’s easy to get lost in the site statistics. Screw the readers! Write for you. I subscribed.

  3. Lisa February 4, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Welcome back—it takes a while to settle into a new place! And we all have slumps, and times of questioning if we’re on the right track. I think that’s a healthy thing to do!

    • kaylabee18 February 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa. You’re right. I think it’s good to take a break and focus on things away from the computer.

  4. mindy February 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Yay! You’re back!!

  5. Christopher February 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Honey, if you want any idea of how great a writer you are and how much of a pleasure your entries are, take it from the guy who has every opportunity to chat with you.

    We do everything together, share everything, and yet I love to read your blog. I can’t get enough of you and am overjoyed that you’re back to sharing your passions with your network.

  6. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest February 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    So glad you’re back! Looking forward to hearing more from you Kayla!

    • kaylabee18 February 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

      Thanks, Lisa! Glad to be back!

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