The “Welcome to Nebraska” One

First off, this post was inspired by a Monday newsletter from cavegirleats.com about blogging. So thanks, Liz, for bringing me back.

So, you may have noticed I have taken a blogging hiatus. I wasn’t sure how long it would last, but I knew I was just burnt out. Also, blogs are a good tool for some folks to hold them accountable and motivate them to be healthy. I was finding blogging as constant stress, comparing to other blogs that were clearly in a different spot on their health journey. I thought blogging would encourage me to be a good role model for eating right and keeping fit. But all I could think about off-blog was what a joke this was; I’m not fit. Why would anyone want to read about the struggling healthy habits of a chunky girl?

So I took a break for my own mental healthy and well-being. I had some stuff to work through, and I couldn’t do it on line. I wrote privately, had many conversations with Hulk about my goals and how to get there, and just took my blogging time and turned it into “me” time.Β 

I feel much better about things now. And I had been wondering about how to come back. I didn’t want to blog the same way I did before. I’m not anyone’s good example. I’m a lazy cook, I don’t run long distances or do crazy workouts, and my life is, well, your typical boring life of a working mom, so that’s not too exciting. But I enjoy writing. I enjoy thinking about things and talking about my thoughts and just staying plugged in with the online world. I’m not sure where all of this is going, but I’m going to roll with it for now.

So … I guess what I’m saying is that I’m back, I’m not sure for how long or how consistently, I don’t know what I’m doing, and this might get dumb. All I can say for sure is that blogs are a journey and, like with any journey, for every super-awesome-we-should-live-here moment there’s a time where you’re driving through Nebraska.

Welcome to Nebraska!

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9 thoughts on “The “Welcome to Nebraska” One

  1. Emily, you are a total inspiration to me. And I laugh at you for saying you aren’t fit! You DS a half marathon 2 weeks ago and beat my time by at least an hour, and I’ve even running for almost 2 years!! You are you, and maybe some of us follow your blog just to see what you’re doing and to keep up on what’s happening with you.
    Don’t get down on yourself for being a lazy cook, stop and realize you work a full time job, and are a mom. Focus on what makes you happy and the rest will fall into place.

  2. Just blog about what you want to! Who cares? My blog is where I write about me & my stuff. If no one read it, I’d still write, because I learn by writing things down and thinking it through in that medium.
    Just do you…

    • That’s where I’m at, too. I feel so much better when I think through writing. I’m just worried that I get too personal. But some of my favorite posts are when the blogger totally opens up about something really deep. I just need to get more comfortable being “out there”. Thanks for the comment!

  3. I’m honestly happy to see you back! I love reading other SF bloggers. You know, I honestly feel the same way about being trying to be as healthy and fit while blogging but at the the end of the day I just say fuck it. Yes, I eat real pasta, burgers out the ying yang and dessert whenever I want. I just couldn’t do it any other way, you know?

    • Haha, I know, right? I guess I’m just guilty of comparing my bad day to someone else’s highlight reel, as they say. It’s hard to judge what to share and what not to share in a post. Do I expose my weaknesses and let people in to possibly share in our struggles, or do I put up the “I am awesome” flag and try to inspire? I guess I’m still working out the style that suits me. Such a journey!

      And your comment reminds me of the scene in “Bachelorette” where Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson are screaming, “Fuck everybody!!!” πŸ™‚

  4. So glad your back! I have honestly wondered what you were up to. Your blog, you blog about whatever you want, I love reading it! My life is pretty well boring too but the inside of my head is pretty crazy withers thoughts…but I blog on regardless.

  5. Yes, I second what everyone else said! I read your blog because 1) you’re hilarious and keep me entertained, and 2) I relate to the things you’re writing about. If you were some perfect fitness + health food robot, I wouldn’t relate (at all) … πŸ™‚

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