Wednesday, September 9, 2015

After a Long Break

Wildflowers in Palmer, Alaska
I always find it hard to start blogging again after taking a break.  There is so much I could say, but I never quite know where to start.

Should it be...

Our 17 day trip to Alaska in July?

School plans for our current year?

Our current schedule and average daily chart? (a la Brandy at Afterthoughts)

My new Shakespeare co-op with three other families?

How I'm trying work in in little enriching things for my younger two?

Summer fun, like our camping trip to the beach, lake time and pool visits?

Some amazing local nature observations and experiences, like watching a deer pull the velvet off his antlers?

Or perhaps the more profound, like my beloved grandmother's death?

Or my realization about how great it is to not be pregnant or laboring under the cloud of postpartum depression or anxiety, coupled with the discovery that I have been struggling with these issues for 11-12 of the 14 1/2 years I've been married?

And after an absence, I always find myself wondering, "why bother writing here at all?"  But yet I continue to think about it, and I eventually come back.


  1. Looking forward to reading about any or all of those topics, Amber! Wishing you a wonderful start to your new school year. :)

    1. Thanks, Celeste, I appreciate the encouragement!

  2. I agree with Celeste, except I am more demanding. ;) I vote for all of them. :)

  3. :-) I'll see what I can do! I've since thought of a couple more... And once I start again it is easier to keep going. Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. I'd also like to see all of the above! :) Welcome back!

  5. I often feel the same way about blogging, Amber. So many times I have wanted to delete my blog, but I always end up changing my mind.
    But I want you to know that I am glad you're still here. :)
    And btw, any of the above topics sound great to me. :)
    Have a blessed day!

    1. I appreciate your comment, Lisa, thanks!