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…
Misadventures of a perfectionist
One of my favorite things to do is waste time….err not really, but frequently I find myself caught up in some of these common time sucks. Aside from the internet, decision paralysis and perfectionism are great supporters of wasting time.
Regulating myself is hard. When I take on a new project I dive in head first. Sometimes I forget about myself. I am so busy with my newest passion it consumes me. And that can be okay, but minutes can turn into hours, and I’ve forgotten to eat, hours can turn into days and I’ve forgotten to do laundry, dishes or talk to people. I’ve spent a good deal of time overwhelmed and overexerted.