Lately, I have been too busy to blog about life — only having BARELY enough time to live it. My parents manage a crop dusting business, and right now, it’s busy season. My husband, sister, brother-in-law, brother, and parents all work there, and my hubs has been putting in some crazy hours.
enjoying an evening at the airport
I have been in ‘survival mode’ — keeping the kids busy but also just doing enough at home to scrape by. Laundry is piling up. We don’t eat at home much (instead usually at the airport in the evenings with everyone else!), and most days I feel like we are only home long enough to make a mess, never home to clean it up.
Can you relate?
Sometimes, I get flustered when I don’t have time to sit and blog about the latest set of photos of the kids or what’s going on in our lives. But, I just have to let it go. Living life sometimes trumps blogging life — and I have to be okay with that. I will still have the memories regardless if they are documented within a 48 hour window of them happening. I get overwhelmed when I see others who blog every.single.day and make everything perfect. They throw the best birthday parties, have great outfit posts, snap shots with perfect lighting, and never skip a beat. (Or at least it sure looks that way!) I am sure that life still happens for them, but I always catch myself wondering, HOW do they do it?
Life still happens for me as well. My husband works two seasonal jobs, so I am generally it as far as taking care of the kids during those times. I have to simplify, prioritize — and blogging? Blogging comes last. I simply have more to do without that extra set of hands, and it is easy to get overwhelmed, especially if I start comparing myself to what others seem to be doing.
I need to give myself grace. Maybe if you are reading this, you feel the same way I do. Give yourself Grace. DO IT. Do fun things with your family and kids, take photos just to take them, not to blog them. Focus on the living of life instead of the blogging of it. These summer nights will soon be gone, and maybe then I can blog more. But for now, it is life and family and lots and lots of Grace.
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