Thursday, February 28, 2013

All the things I'd rather be doing than blogging

As I've been feeling better and better lately when it comes to my anxiety, I have been experiencing something I never thought would happen...

Most days I don't feel like blogging. 

Since I no longer have the attention span of a toddler, I've been throwing myself into hobbies I've shelved for too long:
  • Reading: I'm embarrassed to admit that prior to starting my anxiety medication, I had only read two books since before Carina was born...just after Christmas of 2010. Now, in the two short months since Christmas 2012 I have read five and I'm eager to read more. I think I'm going to splurge and use a little of our tax refund money to buy myself an e-reader. If you love yours, I'd appreciate your recommendations.
  • Genealogy: 4 years ago (almost to the day!) Mike and I went to Montgomery County Court House in Norristown, Pennsylvania to obtain our marriage license. With it, they gave us a blank family tree on pretty paper. It inspired me to begin looking into our ancestry. I spent hours upon hours researching both of our families on the internet and was devastated when my computer crashed and I lost all of it. With the help of, I'm getting back in the saddle and I've already found some really cool things about some of our ancestors. More to come on this soon!
Similarly, after a couple years of not being able to sit still through a whole hour long show, I'm enjoying watching TV with Mike again. We made it through almost all 3 seasons of Downton Abbey in about two weeks. We're also working on Fringe, which we abandoned near the beginning of Season 4 because it coincided with Mike's thesis defense and our move and we were crazy busy.

We're finally getting the remaining boxes unpacked, the apartment decorated, and Aurelia's crib set up in the nursery. Things are coming together. And I feel less and less like sitting in front of the computer screen, tapping away at the keyboard.

A handful of times over the last few years I've mentioned that blogging has been my saving grace, helping me to stay sane while things were otherwise {seemingly} falling apart. The more I reflect, I'm beginning to wonder if it has actually exacerbated my anxiety rather than alleviate it. Because the more I step away from the blog and social media, the happier I find myself. At least for now.

This definitely isn't a goodbye. I guess it's more of a I haven't been around as much and here's why. I'll still be writing, just probably less often.

In the grand scheme of things, I think having too much fun doing other things is a pretty good place to be.

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