Monday, May 6, 2013

Why, Hello

We'd like you to meet somebody...


Our little lady graced us with her presence at 9 in the evening on Wednesday May 1 and we have fallen head over heels over our precious little sweetie, hence the lack of posting this past week. I'm sure you understand, but I still wanted to breech the subject and share with you guys a little note I typed up right before she was born.

Hey guys, 

I just wanted to take a sec and say thank you for following along with me in this blogging journey! This whole thing has been a really fun outlet for me to share what we've done in our home and even share a little of what's gone on in our lives. I've loved "meeting" you all and getting to know you as homeowners and design-lovers like myself. As I'm sure you know, we are expecting our baby girl at any moment and I want to honestly tell you that I have no idea what life is going to be like once she arrives. I know in theory what it requires to take care of a newborn but until I've been through the trenches I can only imagine how crazy our lives will become in the next few weeks and months. I have no idea if she will be colic-y or a good sleeper or a good eater. I have no idea how my body will recover and how I will deal with the lack of sleep. All I know is that our lives will be forever changed and we're excited to see how that new chapter of our lives will unfold as we take things one day at a time. 

Now all that being said, I also have no idea what will become of this blog. Will I crave this outlet when my days are filled with nothing but poop and boobs? Will I fall hard into the mommy role and have no desire whatsoever to be painting and caulking? I don't know! What I do know is that I don't want this blog, so aptly titled "My So-Called Home," to become a baby blog where all I can talk about is swaddling techniques and latch issues. If I cannot blog about our home, I don't want to blog at all. If I can't share with you the projects we're doing because we simply aren't doing any, I don't want to fill the void with all things baby. Now that's not to say that showing you guys how our home has evolved since welcoming our baby is not blog-worthy because I still think that it is. And the occasional kid-related post is not going to completely throw off this blog's dynamic. I just don't want it to be all about baby, ya get what I'm saying?

Honestly though, I love our home and I love working on making it a place we love to be in that makes sense for our family and is a lovely place to come home to and raise our little girl. No home is ever "done" and ours is certainly far from it, if it ever were to be attained. I definitely have lists of things I still want to tackle but I just don't know how quickly we will be able to get back into those projects. 

Now I'm not saying I'm going to stop blogging. What I'm saying is a big fat "I don't know." I don't know how long it will take for me to get into the mommy groove, I don't know if I will have the desire to do projects right away, and I don't know if it's worth writing blog content if it is not about our home. What I do know is that I will certainly be keeping up with you guys and checking in on what you're doing because I love it! I love seeing people love on their homes and doing projects and saving money like a boss. I don't think that love will ever go away. But as for my blog, I will just have to take things one day at a time. I hope to be able to get back to regularly scheduled blog posting but we will simply have to play it by ear and I just thought I'd give you guys a heads up before I drop off the face of the blogosphere. 

Much love,
Hilary
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