Wow. I think this is the longest hiatus I’ve taken from blogging. And to be honest, I haven’t missed it.
I won’t bore you with a recap of what’s happened since my last post. There were wonderful holidays. Disneyland. Kicking off ski season. Attempts at potty training. Work. Laughs. Tears. Memories forever made.
My family is my heart and I’ve been giving the tiny ounces of extra energy I have each night to them, instead of here.
But the itch to write and share is back, authentically, so hopefully a few of you still care to hear from me.
Every time I have sat down to blog in recent weeks I got stopped by a block and two questions. Why do people like to hear from me, and what drives me? Well, it all comes back to this working mom thing. It defines every aspect of me at this point of my life.
Working defines how I pour myself into motherhood when we are together. It defines my drive to dream big because I want to provide all that I can to our family. It defines when I do things for myself, from 5 a.m. workouts to planning a girls dinner weeks in advance to make sure it doesn’t fall on a week where I have already been away from home more than once or twice. It defines my pride, and all of my guilt.
This is the perspective I plan to bring to the blog in 2016. Whether I am sharing a meal prep tip for surviving the week or pushing myself to unplug more when I am with Rylan and away from the office, Lex & Learn has evolved into a safe place for me to be open, honest, sarcastic and real.
I’m honored that people read my posts and I hope to learn and grow with you throughout the year ahead.
All my thanks!