…Hi?

*peeks out*

Hi, guys. Um, it’s been awhile.

2016 sort of got away from me. I won’t lament the year like so many have done. It wasn’t terrible for me personally. Sure, I’m a bit terrified for the future of our apparently-fragile republic and saddened over the passing of a few too many public figures, but neither of those are why I stopped blogging.

I just got busy.

Around the same time that I had Kai, I am pretty sure the world started spinning faster and the hours in the day actually shortened. Life with one kid wasn’t easy, but I still seemed to find time to do the things I loved. But life with two kids? Nope. I wake up, I drop off kids, I go to work, I pick up kids, I pick up toys, and suddenly it is time for bed so I can rest up and do it all again the next day. And weekends aren’t any better.  I don’t even want to know what happens when you have a third baby. Do parents of 3+ kids even sleep? I doubt it.

Well, I like sleep. So I gave up on the blog. And, honestly, it seemed silly to keep up the guise of a book blog when I was barely reading (see previous paragraph). And it felt good to let myself off the hook and not feel guilty about not blogging.

But I miss it.

I miss having a place to share my thoughts. Twitter is fine, but 140 characters only gets you so far and everyone just wants me to call my congressman (spoiler: Gus Bilirakis is never going to do what I want). Instagram is still my favorite form of social media, but it’s hard to get out more than a sentence or two. Facebook is still basically the worst, so that’s out. It was always my blog where I could say what I wanted, when I wanted, and sometimes people listened without trying to get their own agenda out in front of mine.

So I am going to see what happens if I let myself give this another try. I will talk about books if I ever find myself reading them.I might share some photos if I ever pick up my camera again. I may talk about politics (y’all should really call your representatives) or work (oh, btw, I just started a new law firm), and I will most definitely talk about my kids.

I don’t know if anyone is still reading this thing or if anyone even noticed that I was gone. But I hope to reconnect with some old friends and try to find my voice again. We’ll see what happens.

19 thoughts on “…Hi?

    • Michelle January 18, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thanks for sticking with me!

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  1. Lucia January 18, 2017 / 2:58 am

    Hi Michelle! Great to see you on your blog.
    I’m pretty sure the days did get shorter lately (…and I don’t even have kids -_-‘).
    Congratulations on your new firm!!

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    • Michelle January 18, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Ha. Maybe it just happens as we get older. And thanks!

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    • Michelle January 18, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thanks!

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  2. Heather January 18, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Great to see you around! And congrats on the law firm. 🙂 Looking forward to hearing more from you!

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    • Michelle January 18, 2017 / 9:11 am

      Thanks!

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  3. Sabine January 18, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Here, I’m still reading your blog, and am always looking forward to reading your posts!
    Sabine

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    • Michelle January 25, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks!

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  4. Ti January 18, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I think your slow down was in sync with everyone’s end of the year slow down! Not many people posted over the holidays.

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    • Michelle January 25, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Except I stopped posting in May. 😉

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  5. Vishy January 19, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    So nice to see you back, Michelle! Hope to read your book reviews, posts on running, and see your photo posts. Happy blogging! Congratulations on starting a new law firm! This is so awesome! Wish you all the very best!

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    • Michelle January 25, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks, Vishy.

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  6. Michelle January 21, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Welcome back! I want to hear all about your new law firm!

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    • Michelle January 25, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Check out employeerights.com. 🙂

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  7. Bryan January 23, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Glad to see you back…you never left my feed reader. I always had/have faith that you will/would return. 🙂

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    • Michelle January 25, 2017 / 2:11 pm

      You’ve had more faith in me than me.

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  8. amckiereads February 3, 2017 / 11:41 am

    *waves* welcome back – you’ve been busy! It seems kids can take over 🙂 I hope that this year you find some time to yourself either for reading or blogging or anything else!

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