I stopped blogging for awhile. A long while.
Truth be told I was overwhelmed.
I was overwhelmed by all the crazy things going on in my life. Selling our first home, building a new house, new baby on the way, moving so many times, closing on the new house being pushed back, worrying about how Evie would adjust to a new home and a new baby, the list was endless.
Honestly, I didn't really have time to stop and think about what I wanted to be doing here.
Then came the baby and the inevitable crashing calm after a veritable storm of life events and with it the ability to really miss what I was doing here and to think about where I wanted to go with my tiny little piece of the interwebs. I knew I was not ready to give it up, after all I've been cultivating it for four years, but I also knew the direction I was heading in before was not the direction I wanted to go in.
Truth be told, I never aspired to be a review blogger. I don't want to debate (internally or externally) whether or not I'm selling myself short by doing a review of a product but not requiring to be paid. I want to be able to write about my family and share them with others and maybe pick up a few friends along the way. I've made some of my closest friends since I started up shop here, beautiful bright women who've picked me up and held me close when I needed it. Most of all I want to be able to look back and remember the times my daughters were funny, the times I questioned my sanity and the times I felt like I might burst from love of a man and the two girls we made together. Maybe I might occasionally throw in a recipe for that weeknight chicken that was toddler and husband approved. I might even help a friend launch a new business or do a review or giveaway here and there, but most of all I want this place to be what I started it out to be.
So I'm going a new direction, or rather I'm going an old direction starting from a different place. Welcome to Vol Family Life, the newest chapter in our story.