Oh Yeah…

September 6th, 2013 9:12 PM -05

So in looking at my blog entries over the past couple of years, I’ve noticed the entries are sparse and tend to be…. one-tracked.  From day one, this blog was to be a creative outlet for the random thoughts floating through my head.

Instead, it’s turned into yet another duty and source of guilt in my life.   I was logging on only to make monthly Emme baby book entries and feeling guilty for them being late.   The sad thing is that had I made them private as I’d originally considered, this blog would’ve been the virtual equivalent of tumbleweeds.  Though I’m sure for some of my friends without kids (even some with), it’s exactly that!  Taraizzzzm.    Hell, I don’t blame anyone – I’ve bored myself with my lack of non-kiddo related content.

The truth is that my life hasn’t been all that exciting, and, at times, I’ve just let it swallow me up like a good, ever-dutiful Virgo.  Choc full o’ responsibilities (family, work, yada yada), there’s little to nada, zilch, zero “me time.”  And what’s the first rule of mom club? Always have me time or you’ll suck at wee time!   There have been times when I’ve thought “Ooh, that would make a fun blog entry to write” only to snap out of it and either refocus on my work or type out a quick status update or tweet that barely touched upon what I really wanted to communicate.

But that changes now.

The baby book blogs are going private.  We’re up to our ears in discovering body parts and poop these days.  Ain’t nobody got time to read about that! This doesn’t mean Emme-related content won’t pop up now and then.   Considering the longest stint I’ve ever been away from her was 5 hours long, she’s kind of a major component of  my daily life.  It just means that taraism.net will be more than just another baby-focused mommy blog.

While my more taxing, free time-sucking responsibilities aren’t going anywhere (translation: I can’t quit my job), I’m going to make a concerted effort to write more.   So here’s what I’ll do:  I’m going to post at least one entry per week.  And I won’t look at it as a duty. It’ll be an exercise in expressing myself.    I’ll follow in my friend Ashlea’s steps and designate Friday for my Word Pressing matters.   I will put the kiddo to bed; whip though the week’s meal plan and grocery list; and fire up the old bloggy blog.

I can’t promise it’ll be unquenchably captivating.  Scratch that.  I’m totally adding “unquenchably” to my words that gross me out list (along with gelatinous and congeal)  Wait, where was I?  Oh that’s right.  I might not always get there, but I’m going to try to be somewhat entertaining.

At least moreso than tumbleweeds.  That shouldn’t be too hard to do…

Knock on very much living, strongly rooted, non-roaming, fully in-tact wood.


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