Remember me? Gosh, it’s been so long!
First things first – HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May this year be filled with love and laughter, an abundance of happy memories, and good fortune. Let’s make 2018 a year for the books!
So, before I delay this any longer, I feel it’s time for me to talk about my total disappearance over the last three months…
WHERE THE HECK HAVE I BEEN??
About halfway through October 2017, my husband and I were overjoyed to discover that we are going to be welcoming a little bundle of joy into our lives! After taking two home pregnancy tests and the third one at our Doctor’s office confirming the news, we still could not believe that we were going to be parents. It was the best way to end off 2017!
Almost immediately after having the pregnancy confirmed, the nausea and “morning” sickness came in full force! My usual eating patterns completely changed and I had no energy to do any of the things that made up my daily routine – shout out to my darling husband who has been absolutely incredible through it all!
There are still days in between where the fatigue weighs heavily on my shoulders but thankfully it seems to be fading away bit by bit. However, the hardest symptom for me so far has definitely been the growing pains! There are a couple of days in a month where they become especially intense – I imagine during those days our little one goes through a growth spurt and my heart just brims with love. *Warning: I’ve become quite the sap these days! Haha*
Without a doubt, these last few months have been an epic start to this new chapter in our lives. And even though it hasn’t always been easy, I’ve accepted every bit of it with my arms wide open because I know that it’s all headed for something truly special.
SO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR READ & SEEK??
I started this blog with the intention to have it grow with me as I take on adulthood. When I found myself in a really confusing and frustrating time in my life, this blog helped me wade through the mess by allowing me to simply be exactly who I am. Without even having to think about it, this blog transformed into my very own virtual reading nook where I could share my passion for books with people who understood my need to geek out or freak out about my latest reads and hauls. It has been wonderful; beyond anything I had hoped for, and I cannot thank each of you enough for being a part of this with me!
And then there’s now…
There’s no question about it – my life is changing. Truth be told, it already has. And you guys, I’m EXCITED! I’m beyond ready to take it all on even though it is as scary and overwhelming as can be. But as my life shifts into something new, I feel the need for this space to evolve too, as it always has. After all, this blog is a reflection of who I am and I want it to remain that way for however long you’ll have me.
For now, I am taking on each day as it comes, and I don’t want to make big announcements of elaborate future plans that may not pan out. What I can say right now, is that Read & Seek will remain my little reading nook, but it will also be making space for other aspects of my life as well. So while you may find some lifestyle and Mummy posts from time to time, rest assured that the book chats will definitely continue as usual around here *she says after not having read a single book in months!* But I will, and soon!! :p
Here’s to a 2018 filled with never-ending possibilities!
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