It’s been a couple of months since I’ve written an editor’s letter, and it’s because I have had 0 time. This is actually really ironic, because in the last letter I wrote, I was talking about how I had just left my full-time job to work for myself as a blogger and content strategist, which would free up my schedule since I wouldn’t be in an office from 9-to-5. Well, clearly I had no idea what it was actually going to be like to work for myself, or quite how quickly my business would ramp up. In the last three months, I’ve more than doubled my client load, and basically work 12 hours a day.
The crazy/awesome thing is, though, that I absolutely love it. It’s incredible to be able to be my own boss, set my own timelines, and work with the companies and people that I choose to work with, and I wouldn’t change a thing. Except, that I would like more time to do things like write editor’s letters and style cute Instagram shots for our L&C account.
And another thing: I mentioned in the last letter that we had temporarily moved to Seattle, which we did, and I am living here now (moving across the country also happened to be a little more work-intensive than I’d imagined. I like to think I wear rose-colored glasses). But what I didn’t mention is that my husband and I are currently expecting our first child, a boy!, due the first week of January.
We are over the moon excited, and I have already gone crazy following mom-bloggers on Instagram and buying adorable baby clothes on Etsy (see above). Let me tell you, though, I have never been exhausted like I’ve been while I’ve been pregnant. I’m typically the kind of person who gets up at 6 a.m. to get a jump start on my workload and hates sitting still, but now I literally sleep 10 hours a night and consider an ideal Saturday one spent laying on my couch for long uninterrupted stretches. I’m hoping to be back to my normal, energetic self come January, but I’ve heard from lots of other moms that long nights with infants don’t exactly make you more productive.
So, the reason is two-fold that I’m finally sharing all of this. One, because if it’s seemed like I’ve been MIA from Instagram, or posting less frequently than in the past, it’s because I’m pregnant and busy; but I still love this blog, and our contributors have done a great job at keeping our content fresh and frequent. And two, because there’s a really good chance you’re going to start seeing baby and mom stuff on the blog, which is something new for us. Not all the time, but here and there. I feel like as the writers (and readers) of this site grow up, the content should grow up with us!
That’s all (and probably enough) news for now. Thanks for reading!