It’s been a while.
Over the last couple of months, a few people have been asking me if I still write. The answer is yes, although I haven’t been sharing publicly.
First of all, in case you haven’t heard, I published my first book last May. In the meantime, I also had a baby boy last June, so my marketing has been lacking to say the least. Thanks to those who have purchased In Real Life and shared about it with others.
After all that these past few years have been for all of us, on top of me and my husband buying a house, on top of getting pregnant (which was anxiety-inducing just as much as it was joyful), on top of having a traumatic birth experience, on top of struggling through the sleep/eat/poop schedule of a newborn, on top of resigning from my full-time position and navigating stay-at-home mom life, on top of discovering my son in a new and exciting way through early toddlerhood…
I’m finally feeling like myself again.
Only I’m not myself. At least, I’m not the person I was before the pandemic started. Truthfully, for me, the pandemic (besides all the scary stuff) was a time of reflection and much-needed solitude. I took part in some rest and learned boundaries while also making time for my beloved friends and family. I learned the value of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual rest on a whole new level. I learned the weight that stress heaves over us, and how even outside experiences (such as current events) can deeply affect us on an intimate, personal level.
So, join me, if you will, as I rediscover myself first and foremost as a follower of Christ, born again in Him, and also how that affects me as a mother, as a wife, as a homeowner, as a member of a suburban community, as a New Yorker, as an American.
For those who are brand-new to the blog, welcome! And for those tried-and-true friends who have been around here for a while, thanks for your support and encouragement. According to the stats on my page, I’m seeing that people have still been viewing my posts consistently even though I haven’t written anything in a while.
God bless, and have a great day! See you next week.