And here's the deal. I've missed it. I really love writing, and I always have, but for so many years I was in school and had a required outlet for it, and then once I was done with school I still kind of kept up this blog, but for a while now I've just let Instagram be my blog. And while I think we all know how much I love Insta, I've been feeling sort of an itch to write more. (And actually, did you know that Instagram has a limit? I hit it the other day! This little message popped up and was like, "You know this is classified as a micro-blogging app, right?") So here I am.
And here's the other, sillier deal. I've been thinking for a couple of weeks now that maybe I would start writing this thing again, get my thoughts down on screen (maybe on paper if I ever print this out), and then for some reason I felt nervous about it. I don't know why! What is that all about?
Well, I will tell you. It's because blogging is different now. A few years ago everybody had a blog (hence the title of my blog) and it was just everybody posting crappy pictures and posts with typos and backgrounds from The Cutest Blog on the Block, and everybody had one. But I feel like now blogging is kind of just for people with really nice cameras who get free dresses from Shabby Apple and have sponsored posts and like shut their blog down for days at a time to get re-designed and all that shiz.
And then (and here's the moment where I become a mommy blogger! It's so defined!) the other day I was watching Maggie be a baby and stuff, and I realized how unafraid and unlimited by social norms she is. Everywhere we go, she is smiling at everybody and trying to be their friend, and she is never afraid of rejection. Even if someone ignores her (which is rare, because SHE IS SO CUTE), she keeps trying to smile at them or play peekaboo around me. It doesn't cross her mind that someone might not want to interact with her.
So I thought, by golly, I need a little of that. So here it is, my first post being "back." And it's very possible that this will again be the only one for a year or so, but I don't think so.
I think the other thing that has sort of changed about blogs is that it seems like most peeps have a thing now. You know, food, or fashion or house stuff or crafts or whatever. And I'm not really super good at anything, but I feel like I'm pretty ok-ish at all of that. So friends, if you want to read someone's blog who won't make you feel bad about yourself, here I am! I make pretty good meals, my house is clean-adjacent, every once in a while I make a simple craft, and I think I have pretty cute clothes but I'm not really polished or put together or skinny. I guess what I'm saying is that I am really average and normal in pretty much all the ways, but I want to share those ways and my thoughts about them here. Because as I mentioned, super into Instagram, love it, but it pretty much is just, "oh, look how cute Maggie is!" and not a lot of other stuff. But that doesn't mean I'm not thinking the other stuff, you know? Anyway, this is where the other stuff will go now.
Oh, and that last post just had pics of Maggie the day she was born, and here she is now. SO SO SO SO CUTE. I just love that gril.
Oh wait. That is exactly the opposite of what I said this was going to be about, but whatever, THIS PIC IS AMAZING and obviously, OBVIOUSLY she is going to be featured often here.