We planned on starting this post with a big declarative statement saying “and we’re back” however we’ve done that before and look how that turned out. So instead we will say
“We Are Here”.
We may not be sure of where here is but we’re committed to figuring it out, slowly, cautiously and optimistically – with hopes of not getting so wrapped up in where we want this to go that we forget to enjoy the journey along the way.
When we threw up our hands in exasperation at the end of last summer, we had both gotten to a point where we felt like the blog was taking over our lives. If we weren’t promoting it, coming up with new ways to make a few cents, or forcing ourselves to write about things we weren’t even sure we wanted to write about we felt like we were failing.
Failing to be good at blogging, failing to turn it into something viable, failing each other and failing ourselves.
What started out as a love of writing and a way to keep in touch over the Atlantic Ocean quickly turned into something so big and important that it felt suffocating. It seemed like a better idea to take a break rather than continue resenting our little project we had started together for fun.
So now, almost nine months since our last post here and with a little more wisdom and patience (ha), we’re doing our best to start slow and carve out a space for ourselves to keep dreaming. Thank you for joining us again…
Annnnnd we’re back – with sweet potato fries! As you may have heard (read?) I am without internet in France at the moment with no clear idea as to when that will be remedied (yay for pre-scheduling posts). This resulted in a short break to regroup after last month’s blogging challenge. It was great to remind ourselves that we can do anything as long as we set aside the time to make it a priority.
It is Sunday night and I am trying to get myself ready for my review week at school before my exam. The problem is my brain is still on a high from such a perfect Saturday in Paris! I usually head back to Belgium after school on Friday’s however this week the trains weren’t running as usual. Instead of going home, C drove here on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend in France and Saturday in Paris.
July is quickly coming to a close. It’s late at night, on a long weekend. I’ve left my blog post to the end of the day again. You think I would have learned my lesson by now. After a whole month of writing everyday I should know better. I am tempted to slam my computer closed and call it a night. But this is my last blog post of our July Blogging Challenge.
Finally made it to week 8 of my running program! I have started the same program at least 3 times now and have never made it this far. Typically as soon as I miss one running session I give up on the whole thing entirely. NOT THIS TIME! As a beginner runner myself I thought I would share some of my tips of how to get started and stick with a new fitness endeavour!
It’s almost the end of July (and our July Blogging Challenge). So far we’ve worked hard to post everyday but yesterday, for the first time I missed a day of posting. Instead of writing, after school I took off into Paris with some friends and we spent a lovely evening eating and drinking (and dancing) in a park. It was a perfect summer night that inspired this list of all of the best things about summer!