I could give you a million reasons why I haven't been blogging - all of them accurate, all of them excuses. The bottom line is this: I haven't felt creative. I haven't felt inspired. I've just been...blah.
I could blame it on family things, outside obligations / volunteer commitments, The Great Remodel That's Going to Kill Us All, side projects / business. I'm sure they all contribute, but I'm not sure any of them are the root cause.
I think I've just needed a break.
I've just needed to take some time and be quiet.
I've needed to mourn various things (some serious, some related to the loss of control over hair styling in the Deep South Summer Humidity).
I've need to recoup.
I've needed to wait until I felt creative and inspired again.
That used to make me feel like I was failing, like something was wrong with me.
But I'm starting to learn that it's okay to take a break when you need one. From blogging, from social media, from life. And it's okay to not make excuses to others when you do.
Sometimes you just need to be reminded of that.
That said, I have some fun posts planned in the coming weeks, including renovation updates (finally with pictures!), some fun new recipes (most with cheese, because you know me and you know I believe that cheese is life), and some all-around updates / thoughts / confessions.
I've missed y'all!