Today’s realization: If I keep thinking about what to write about instead of just sitting down and writing, nothing is ever gonna get written.
I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to figure out what my next post ought to be about. I’ve been making an issue out of this because (1) I know for sure that I want to make some content changes around here to suit the stuff I have going on in my life right now, (2) I feel like I want to hide my archives, not all of it but most of it, and (3) I want to have my blog re-designed. This facelift is long overdue but I simply (still) cannot afford to do it right now.
It’s gotten to a point where I’m stuck in a sort of analysis paralysis phase, and I know that the only way to get out of it is to write. Just write. I don’t think it matters much what I write about, as long as I do it. So here I am writing about writing. Or writing about not writing, is more like it.
To be honest, a part of me also considered giving up and just closing this blog. Most days, I don’t feel like sharing anyway, even on social media. I’ve been enjoying the quietness of my life lately, and keeping things to myself has helped to maintain that wonderful quiet. I also haven’t had the time to write simply because I’ve chosen not to make time for it. There are so many other things I’d rather do instead, like read and binge-watch Netflix (I know, so bad!) Plus, there’s the never-ending list of chores and errands that (apparently haha) comes with being a stay at home mom.
I may not be super busy with work anymore, but I sill feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done. Bakit ganon??? . . So here I am, making a list of everything I need to do while sitting in the car waiting for the kid to get out of rondalla practice. If only I could prepare dinner narin while waiting, diba? 😂 . . #adultinglikeyoumeanit #multitaskingishard #hatidsundogang #thismomlife #buhayhousewife
Given all of this, I realized that I needed to take a break from writing, and I’m glad that I did. That brief pause actually allowed me to miss it, a feeling that I hadn’t felt in a long time. Writing for a living tends to burn you out that way, I think. And sometimes you just need to take a step back. It’s not for forever, because that pull, that nagging desire to write eventually becomes too strong to ignore. Today I am answering that call with a post that I know is pretty pointless. But hey, it’s a start.
Don’t worry, I will be writing about things that make sense again soon. On my list, just so you know (and so I don’t forget because #tanders,) are:
- Various musings, learnings and realizations about being a housewife and stay at home mom,
- Our attempts at decluttering, and generating less waste at home,
- The rollercoaster ride that is tween parenting,
- And the yummy new food I recently tried at Earth Origins. Sneak peek below!
Pulled chicken adobo. Topped with a crunchy slaw drizzeld with lemon ginger sauce. Atop a charcoal bun. Plus freshly made shoestring potatoes with fresh curry leaves on the side. Yummmmmm! Annnnd… There’s also a pulled pork teriyaki version that is equally fantabulous! 📸 by @manila.gent at @earthorigins
Writing soon, I promise, and I hope you’ll be there to read when I do. Hiatus, over!