Oh, look I dropped off the face of the Earth again.
When I stopped blogging at the Awkward Blog, it was a relief to regain ‘present’ life again. To not have to think about whether or not to document something. It really did have an effect on living in the moment, which is one of the reasons I stopped blogging. I created Darling, you as a nice, casual space for me to write when the feeling struck. So, consider me struck.
2020, a new year.
Like many, I was relieved to see the back of 2019. It felt like a long slog to get there. The run up to Christmas saw our first full year in our East London home. For me, a fair bit of introspection too that I’m still working on. Motherhood really gave me a wobble on my self identity but as Ava approaches her 2nd year (I know, crazy fast!) I feel much more forgiving and patient with life. Everything is just a chapter and a season.
Speaking of Ava’s second birthday in a few short months- I’m sure it was not so long ago that we were celebrating her first!
Is this a start of posting regularly again? I hope so. I’ve been working on getting my old blog archives back, I’ve recovered most of it, but none of the images. I also just read through my old private blog when we were going through the thick of fertility treatment and it made me pretty emotional! I think I’ll share that too, if there’s enough interest?
My toddler is rousing from her nap, which means I better get a hold of my tea before it gets cold and take in these last moments of peace before she’s properly up!4