Monday, October 1, 2012

Why I Stopped

I've had a few comments and emails along with some questions on Facebook asking why I stopped blogging.

First things first, I am not sick.  I wasn't abducted and waiting on Liam Neeson to save me from shady East Europeans.  I haven't sustained any horrible injuries to my hands that are preventing me from typing.  I am not dealing with any sort of family turmoil.

In fact it has been quite the opposite, and that has contributed to the problem.

My family life has been fantastic.  Our girls are learning more and more every day.  They have become little girls and have left the toddlers/babies they once were in the rear view mirror.  They interact with Erin and me like little people.  They repeat everything and can hold semi-conversations.  They are singing their ABCs and counting to ten.  As I said before, my life has been utterly fantastic.

And it has also led to a desire to live my life more than blog about it.  I totally understand why Erin got burnt out on her blog and just stopped because you think more about what you're going to write that day instead of actually living that day.  I'd rather spend my mornings with my girls, my work days trying to do a good job and my evenings with my wife.

It isn't as if what I write or don't write has any Earth-shattering consequences.  I'm sure there are a handful of people that wondered long and hard why I disappeared.  Some of you might have stayed up at night wondering when the next Twitter Machine was coming just to hear my thoughts on how ridiculous the premise for Revolution is (It really is an awful idea. Really?  All the power went off?  All of it?).

I know that I write fluff with a subtle hint controversy and a little too much pop culture.  Like Community but not as witty.  That is the other reason I stopped.  I read blogs from Renegade Mothering, Yep the Blog, Kopp Girls and Becoming Supermommy and feel like my contributions to the blogging world just don't hold up.

Then the other day I remembered why I started this thing in the first place: I wanted to keep track of my mindset and the growth of my girls throughout all the stages of parenthood.  So I'm coming back.  And with my 30th birthday in 30 days, it seemed like a good time to revisit my 30 before 30 list.  Obviously some of them aren't going to get completed, but I want to post about all of them.  I want to tell you why they're on my list, my progress on completing each of them and whether or not they'll move to my bucket/40 before 40 list.

So the next 30 days will be filled with a blog (or more) every day.  Enjoy...or don't.  Whatever.