Learning to Live With Imperfections

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Today I want to candidly speak about why I haven’t been blogging very much lately. I typically publish 2 posts a week since I stay at home full time with my 1 year old son, but lately I’ve been having trouble balancing it all. I know I have written posts about how I manage to balance things in my life here and here, however, I must admit that it has been a struggle for me the past couple months. I just want to emphasize that it’s OK to have imperfections and hopefully I have your support. 🙂

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Being a SAHM has been the toughest job I have ever had. Now that my little guy is mobile, he has been more difficult to keep up with and he has been wearing me out since he has SO much energy! lol. I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining because I truly think I have the BEST job ever. I love being able to raise Gabriel on my own and nothing can ever replace the special moments we share. The one-on-one time we have together are definitely priceless.

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During my blogging break, I was able to focus more on our time together and learned how to soak in those precious moments. As a blogger, it’s hard not to think about page views, likes, comments, etc. It is pretty much like clockwork and can be quite time consuming and draining at times. As I saw my numbers decrease due to my lack of updates, I simply didn’t care because I can always let the days roll by and go back to working on my blog and social media accounts at any time- it’s the moments that I spend with Gabriel that I just can’t pass up on.

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Another reason why I took a step back from blogging is because I feel there is a big lack of authenticity in the blogging world. I started blogging over 10 years ago and decided to get back into it again last year. Let me tell you, things have definitely changed! I feel like there is so much pressure to have the perfect photo with the perfect lighting and angles- everything just feels so staged and unnatural sometimes. The main reason why I started blogging again is so that others are able to relate to me and see that I am a real person with struggles and imperfections. It seems like a lot of bloggers want to paint an image of a flawless life and spend a ton of time trying to get the perfect pictures. My photoshoots with my husband typically take no longer than 30 minutes…. We do have a toddler after all so we don’t have much time to waste! lol

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Thank you for reading this post! I am very thankful for those who continue to support me and seeing through my imperfections as a blogger. I am still working on how I can be more consistent with blogging again but it will be a work in progress. If you have any tips, please let me know! As always, I really appreciate all the comments I receive on my blog and social media accounts. I may not respond to every single comment but I do read all of them and I am truly thankful for your kind words! 🙂

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8 Comments

  1. June 22, 2017 / 2:39 PM

    Thanks for being honest! Blogging is hard work, take the time you need to nurture that family of yours. The blog will always be there, those younger years will fly by!

  2. June 23, 2017 / 6:39 AM

    The difference between blogging only 3-4 years ago and blogging now is HUGE. It’s definitely a different standard and expectation and sometimes I really miss the old days. I’m glad you took a break to enjoy your son.

  3. June 23, 2017 / 9:23 PM

    I’m a SAHM to two (and I nanny twice a week) so my days are full of children (all day everyday). It’s the best job ever and I agree finding the balance between blogging and everything else can be hard…but for me my blog is just a hobby (that I pour so much into) and at the end of the day my dwindling page views don’t affect the memories and time I spent with my girls. You got this momma!!

  4. June 26, 2017 / 11:01 AM

    Thanks for sharing so honestly! It is hard to juggle blogging, or any kind of work and family and play. Keep loving your little man. You’re doing a great job!

  5. July 1, 2017 / 1:41 PM

    It’s a full time job to keep up a blog on top of raising a family! I think you’re doing a great job.

  6. July 3, 2017 / 4:02 PM

    It’s ok! You get to be imperfect 🙂 It’s refreshing to hear a blogger admit that it’s overwhelming. I’m overwhelmed all the time and it helps me to know that I’m normal!

  7. August 3, 2017 / 8:20 PM

    I know exactly how you feel! My blog just started off recently and it’s a blog that my friends and I share. We decided to take a break because it can be overwhelming when you start to get tied up in the views. I have to admit that it has been nice to have some space from it and focus on what’s more important — family. You’re a great blogger and we love your style! Keep up the amazing work, seriously.

    xo, -Live
    http://www.liveideally.com

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