Can I really do it?
Every year around this time I start seeing other posts pop up about NaBloPoMo. National Blog Posting Month, i.e. post something every single damn day during the month of November.
I'm way intimidated, but also, lately, majorly suffering from a lack of motivation to blog. I attribute it to a general lack of sleep (for three years) in addition to just putting way too much pressure on myself to always be interesting, which is really hard since my primary hobbies these days amount to cleaning the kitchen, picking up sippy cups off the floor, worrying about how little breast milk my 10 month old seems to drink these days, wrestling a slippery baby and a lanky 3-year-old during ill-advised dual baths, filling up online shopping carts with cute clothes for me and my boys and then never actually buying them, and obsessing over how we are going to host 50 (yes, FIFTY!) people in our cramped house for Louie's baptism one week from this Sunday.
So yeah, busy? Full life? Yes, and YES. Truly, no complaints here, life is really quite good. But interesting? Sometimes not so much. I need to try to not care about that so much. I write here for a number of reasons, I like having a creative outlet, I like the idea of being able to look back and remember little snippets of life, and I like that it relieves some of the guilt I have for pretty much abandoning the idea of baby books around the time Gus was four months old and officially stopped sleeping. That was back in 2009.
Also I find the not-so-interesting stuff about other people's lives, especially those living lives that resemble mine these days, entirely fascinating. So what am I so concerned with?
Anyway, I want to write more here. I want to document more of our life. I want to share more stories and more pictures.
So I'm going to do it. I'm going to try to write every day during the month of November. I don't really set goals for myself very often, because I'm a quite lazy person and I also hate to fail so setting lofty goals doesn't usually end well. But whatever.
This may not end well, full disclaimer right up front. But I'm going to give it the old college try. And I'd like to think I could at least bring myself to post a picture every day right? SOMETHING.
Let's do this.
Because I can't NOT include a picture, here I am, fully engaged in one of my fascinating hobbies.