It has been a couple of months since my last post and, wow, what a busy couple of months it’s been! I’ve got a LOT to catch up on, but I’ll try to recap the highlights as quickly as possible.
October brought cooler weather, hockey season, and the end of soccer season. We spent the last weekend of October in Georgia for the last Atlanta United game and my former college roommate’s wedding. Maddie went trick or treating for the first time and she had a ton of fun!
November was a total blur. We spent a weekend in the North Georgia mountains celebrating my sister’s wedding. The whole weekend was so much fun! About a week and a half after the wedding, we drove back down to Georgia to celebrate Thanksgiving with my sister, her wife, and both of our families. We spent the weekend after Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas and, before we knew it, it was December!
This past weekend, we really started to make our house a home. Mike built some awesome shelves for the living room and we added some decor to the walls of the living room and Maddie’s playroom. I will do a whole post on that later, but, overall, it’s been a productive weekend.
We were home probably 3 weekends between the last time I posted and now. It truly has been one of the busiest seasons in our life this year, but, with all the chaos came a lot of fun and great memories. Maddie’s daycare held a parent’s night out so Mike and I were able to go out on a real date without having to spend extra on a babysitter or feel like we had to hurry back home. Maddie has grown so much in the past couple of months, it’s unreal. Overall, life is good.
I have significantly decreased my online presence over the past few weeks, though. I’ve felt so overwhelmed with how much time it takes to be influential on social media and I don’t know if I want to even be a part of it anymore. I still want to post videos on YouTube and I still want to write in this blog, but I’m so overwhelmed with how fabricated social media influencers are that I’m having a really hard time. I don’t want to believe that I have to fabricate parts of my life to be interesting but that’s the reality of social media now. It’s media. The social aspect is secondary. Instagram feeds are curated. YouTubers are spending tons of money on backdrops and lighting and cameras and fake boobs/teeth/lips/whatever because it’s what’s relevant and trendy and I don’t want to be a part of that. I don’t do YouTube full time and I don’t want to hold myself to a standard that, at the end of the day, doesn’t even exist because it’s all fake anyway.
I know that was basically one giant run on sentence, but that’s how I roll. I want to make sure I’m living an authentic life and part of doing that has been seriously evaluating my priorities and figuring out what I want to spend my time on.
Now that I’m done rambling…
I’m excited to see what December holds! It’s the end of the year, so I want to make it count.