Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Maybe I'll Start Blogging Again

I started this blog back in April 2008 as a creative outlet and a way to document my boys growing up. 

It was a perfect time to get into blogging. The blog world was just exploding and there were communities every where for just about anything that interested you. I met people that I still keep in touch with today. 

It was a wonderful outlet, until it wasn't. Over the years it has felt like the blog community has fallen of the map. It did not help that in January 2012 I decided to complete my bachelors degree. I still had household to run and I needed keep everyone fed so something had to give. And so blogging became nonexistent. I pretty much stopped posting here unless it was a major milestone and I wanted to remember every detail. 

Well here I am fifteen years later. The boys have now both graduated from high school. One of them has graduated from college and is almost finished with his masters degree. The other one upon graduation from high school took a job in Oklahoma for the summer and won't return to Texas until mid August which just happens to be right before he starts college.  

I also completed my bachelors degree and life just seemed to move right along. 

But upon graduating I started to think about this blog here and all that it meant me over the years. I have numerous times looked back at posts and the pictures that were included. Sometimes I smiled and sometimes I laughed. I cried at some and even shuddered at a few too. But all in all, the memories made me thankful I had a spot to write them down.

It also got me thinking about how I enjoyed writing about the adventure of our life. I realized I missed it to some extent.  The boys are much older and no longer require my constant attention. The school books, discussion boards, and exams also no longer need my focus. Hubs and I have entered into the new phase of what I call sort of empty nesting. The boys are still around but they also have their own lives.

So who knows, maybe I'll start writing here again.