I'm not sure if you've noticed or not, but I've been in a bit of a blogging slump lately. Lack of time, lack of energy, lack of sleep and lack of a social life will do that to you, I guess. It seems like the only things I have to talk about these days are (in no particular order): (1) my baby, (2) my baby's sleep, (3) my baby's daddy, (4) my baby's favorite toys, (5) my baby's upcoming birthday party, (6) my dogs (a/k/a my baby's cleaning crew), (7) my baby's eating habits, (8) the fact that my baby is no longer a baby, (9) my baby's milestones, and (10) my lack of time/energy/sleep/social life all due to said baby. Yeah, life is just that exciting.
Or maybe I'm just confused about the direction I want to go with this blog. Is it all baby all the time? Is it still about me at all? Should I be posting more photos, or more recipes, or more projects? I have no idea where this little blog 'o mine is going these days. Sometimes I daydream about growing it to where I eventually have sponsors and a million readers and a book tour and then star in the movie made about my life opposite Christian Bale and we get to make out all hot and heavy and my husband's ok with it because it is only a movie after all and Christian Bale is playing him and that's a major compliment. Then I have to come back down to reality where I actually only have about 20 people that read this blog and give a shit about anything I have to say (thank you...all 20 of you!).
So when I read that Jenni over at The Story of My Life was hosting a "Blog Every Day in May" challenge, I figured I'd give it a shot. There's probably no way on earth that I'll be able to pull off a post every day for 31 straight days, but I thought her topics were creative and I figured it may inspire me to be a little more thoughtful and deliberate with my posts. Maybe you'll learn something about me...maybe I'll learn something about myself...or maybe I'll get three posts in and say fuck it, this is too hard and quit. Whatever, that'd just give me more time to daydream about Christian Bale. Win-win.
Anyway, if you'd like to play along, go link up with Jenni. I'm going to try to use her topics as prompts, but I might also pick and choose which ones I want to do and still try to include some other "baby-related" info - because I KNOW ya'll are really here for Mac, not me. I get it. I gotta keep his fans happy happy happy.
Day 1 - My life in 250 words
I was born in the middle-of-nowhere Illinois to a young mama and coal miner father. We moved from state to state before settling in my parents’ hometown in Northeast Missouri when I was five. I grew up in a very small town that didn't even have a stoplight. I grew up in the woods and I spent my days building forts and playing in the creek with my little brothers. I became obsessed with gymnastics. My parents divorced, my father moved to Jefferson City and remarried, adding a stepmom and stepbrother to our family. In high school I danced, played golf and did a lot of things I hope my high-school-aged children never do (or at least don’t tell me about). I attended the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) and majored in English. I was an Alpha Delta Pi sorority girl and worked at a steakhouse. I made some of the most important friendships of my life in college. I studied abroad in London, which started my love affair with Europe. I went to Saint Louis University law school and studied abroad again in Madrid and Brussels. My second year I fell hard for a boy in my class that drove a pick-up truck and we got married on a ranch in Jackson Hole, WY surrounded by our closest friends and family in 2009. After struggling for a few years to have a baby, we were blessed with the most wonderful little boy. Being a mom is the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me and we hope our little family will continue to grow over the next few years.