When I started this blog in 2011, I was a totally different person. I was a coupon-clipping, money saving, deal scoring, young mom. I had recently quit my job to stay home with my two daughters, and in doing so, I became quite frugal gal. It was necessity. If we didn't cut a ton of expenses, I couldn't be home with them. And my heart was to be home with them. So I made it work.
I began blogging thinking that I would post deals and coupon match ups and what not, but I quickly realized that the blogging world was full of people who did that very well, and quite frankly, it was exhausting typing it all up. I started to post crafty things we did around the house.
At some point I returned to teaching for a bit. My posts began to include resources I created for teaching. I continued to post tidbits about budgeting, how to save money, and creating financial plans for the holidays.
I fell in love for the first time with making my own food from scratch, and soon thereafter, I think I became a DIY food from scratch blogger. I made everything from marshmallows to yogurt and blogged my way through it.
Then I became a homeschooler, so naturally, my posts reflected my new-found life. Homeschooling ideas, crafts, projects, and more started popping up on my blog. My husband and I also discovered a love for wood-working and building our own furniture.
And then I'm pretty sure I just got insanely busy after starting my own Kindermusik music & movement business, and I dropped off planet "blog" altogether.
As you can see, I'm a totally different person, with my blog reflecting all these little changes along the way. I haven't been blogging lately. I've been busy, yes, but I think mostly I felt uninspired. I've realized lately that perhaps it's not that I'm uninspired (we should always be inspired by SOMETHING, right?), but more so that I was not inspired to blog about the things that I used to, or to write in the way I used to. Perhaps I just needed to remind myself that my interests are always changing, and it's okay to let my blog do the same.
And so I'm here, confessing that I WANT to blog, but I'm still figuring out what that looks like for me right now. I'm a 29 year old woman, married for almost 11 years. I have four children ages 8 & under. I run a music business and teach classes to young children several hours each week. I'm a Jesus lover. A great-tv shows watcher. A choir organizer. A teacher to my children. A housekeeper. A shuttle driver. A household accountant. A builder. A painter. A chef. And...hopefully again...a blogger.