Hello everyone! I’m back! It’s been a very long time since I have written a post. I have wanted to but I just couldn’t find the motivation to sit down and hammer out some thoughts. First of all, I am pregnant with my third child and it was a rough first trimester, feeling sick and exhausted, the usual fun that goes along with being preggo, but then I just lost energy, thinking of all the baking, crafting, and running around that I used to do. When I think of the writer of girlyreports, I reflect on a frantic mommy, trying really hard to do it all…and in the end it just wasn’t as fulfilling as it should have been. Not for me or my girls.
I also didn’t like many of the posts about quitting sweets, quitting baking, or any other of the unrealistic proclamations I used to make…but it was a year of self discovery, accomplishing a lot, taking on numerous projects, doing tons of activities and lots of entertaining, and for that I am proud. The ability to handle a lot, without help, is something I feel is so important, liberating, and freeing and that is what I can take away from last year’s girlyreports.
This year I plan on writing about actual life a little more, the sprinkles (the good stuff- the fun, feel good, colorful, sweet toppings that make your vanilla days a bit more fun) and the lemons- the sour parts that are inevitable…boring, grumpy, and irritating. Life will never be without lemons. There are too many things out of your control – just accept it, get annoyed, be sad, cry…and figure out a solution.
So this year my theme is “Lemon Sprinkles” – a little of this, a handful of that, and an acceptance that doing more and more doesn’t mean feeling extra fulfilled – sometimes all you just need is a handful of sprinkles on your plain cupcake to evoke the biggest smile.
Happy New Year’s! I can’t wait to see what 2015 will be like!