I haven’t done a Friday post in so long — ugh!!
To be honest, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed. In the last few months I took on work as a contributor at Disney’s Spoonful, as well as another site where I was contributing pop culture type stuff. Between those and this blog, and two kids (one of whom is a toddler), I was really buried in work for several months and felt like I could never get caught up! And then both sites shut down in the last couple weeks. At first I was pretty bummed because it was a huge hit financially — and to be honest, online advertising in general has taken a huge hit lately. It’s getting harder and harder and I spent a good day feeling pretty sorry for myself and wondering how I was going to recoup my lost income.
However — there was part of me that felt very relieved. And when I decided to think about that for a bit, I realized that I have not been putting enough time and attention into THIS site, which is the one I created years ago and love so so much. I haven’t been connecting with my readers as much as I’d like, and I’ve been letting myself spend more time comparing myself to other blogs and bloggers and not enough time staying focused on what my readers want.
And one of those things I realized was that I haven’t done any kind of personal or kiddo updates in quite some time. Hopefully, as I come up for air and dedicate more time to this site, I can share more family stuff, as well as monthly reading lists, and whatever else floats my boat. I’d love some feedback from you on what you’d like to see and read!
So. Here’s what’s been going on:
The Fault in Our Stars — I saw it last night.
O.M.G. talk about an epic cry fest. There were parts when I cried and NOTHING SAD WAS EVEN HAPPENING!! That’s the power that Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace have on my heart. Good grief, it’s the most I’ve ever cried during a movie. But I would totally watch it again, infinity times just to live in that world with them for a couple of hours. The film captured the book SO magnificently. And Augustus…I kind of want to marry him. Is that creepy? I know he’s 18 but goodness, the way he looked at Hazel. I love him.
I cut of all my hair this week!