It drives me batty when people apologize for not blogging. For one, I usually haven’t noticed. I follow a hundred some-odd blogs, some who post thrice-daily, some who post monthly. While I can easily list the few who post many times a day, between those who post weekly and those who post quarterly, there is little difference – I enjoy when they do, but don’t miss when they don’t. I consistently posted daily (and sometimes many times per day) for a while, while I was a full-time personal trainer and yoga instructor. Full time in those careers is a combined 20 hours per week, which left a generous 20+ hours for blogging. It felt perfect.
Then, as it does, life got distracting. First, we traveled for six months non-stop, and while I tried to blog daily, my camera died and internet was often sparse. Then, we moved here, and adjusting to a new country was no picnic. Then, I started university, studying a brand new subject which was impossibly challenging. It feels like every waking moment is spent studying. And of course, there’s the puppy.
For the past week, my family has been here, and we’ve had a blast. And, truth be told, I’ve missed blogging. Checking back through my blog is such a fun way to re-experience adventures, be reinspired for recipes, and see my progress emotionally, physically and spiritually. I’d love to be able to have a record of the trip, and be able to look back and see the ridiculous fun we’ve had.
Plus, reading the blogs from the states makes me feel a little bit less disconnected, and it’s such a wonderful way to “get to know” people, and connect to them. I imagine people are a bit curious about what it’s like to live in Australia (It’s true, we do ride kangaroos to work.)
To make a long story short, I’m not going to apologize to you for not blogging, because I imagine you have better things to do. However, I do want to say that I feel a renewed commitment to my blog, and I am just happy to be here and get to share what I can.
Have a great day, everyone! Back to studying!