That’s how long it’s been since my last blog post. About three and a half months.
A lot has happened in those months. Mainly, my son Micah was born and the journey through the first three months of his life have been nothing short of busy, tiring and fun. I will write about his birth and what it is to be a first time father in my 40’s in another post. But for now, I want to start this time back on my blog with a look into a little of the past and the future.
For starters, I can’t believe I went three and a half months without touching my blog!! Sure, I have a lot going on at home with a new baby in the house, work, travel and the swinging door of family and friends here. But not caring to really blog or even worrying about it was honestly a little shocking to me. I love blogging. I love inspiring people to do something great with their life and get healthy. I love sharing what’s been going on!
But this time around to say I missed it would not be accurate. I didn’t miss it. I didn’t think much about it… until recently.
Much like stepping away from touring full time in a band 12 years ago. I needed a break from the machine of music so I could get back to why I loved music.
In the same way, not blogging for three months allowed me to remember why I started blogging in the first place. Because it was fun and allowed me the freedom to be creative in ways I was never creative before and sharing my experiences through writing.
Over the years, I’ve done a lot of social media and blog consulting and I absolutely love it. But at the same time, I put a lot of pressure on myself to either blog really well and do all the right things to get traffic or I just didn’t do anything at all. There was no middle ground for me… and I need middle ground more than ever.
Today? It’s not about traffic (another post coming soon). Today? It’s not about doing all the right social media things (another post coming soon).
Today and in the future, it’s just about being me and processing some parts of my life as I feel the need and when I feel the need to share it.
As I’ve been processing writing on my blog again, it takes me back to a post my friend Sarah Markley wrote called The Pleasure and Holiness Of Writing. It’s a great post, but there is one sentence that popped out for me and has stuck with me ever since. She said this about writing .
What I’ve learned along the way is that I process much of my life as I’m writing. This is what I mean: The learning often doesn’t come until the writing.
I think Sarah nails it. I process my life a lot better when I’m writing about what I’m experiencing. I deal with life in a more balanced way and I feel more connected to who I am because of it.
So with that… I’m here. I’m back and I’m ready to write again… and again… and again.