As I open my laptop and sit down to write this post, the house is silent and I’m alone. Both hubby and Olivia are out for a while which gives me some free time to finally tidy up, shower and enjoy a solo (uninterrupted) meal.
All things you take for granted prior to having a baby. These days, things are quite different. Not in a bad way, of course. Becoming a mother has changed me and my priorities.
For those of you who follow our home reno journey closely, I will apologize again for my inconsistent blogging. Don’t worry, we actually have many projects on the go. It just so happens, things are moving at a S.L.O..W..E…R speed these days.
I love reminiscing over the times when I would look over at Mike and say “let’s reno the bathroom” and we would get it done in no time. I’m not going to lie, I miss getting things done. I’m a go getter, a DIYer, I love to learn and I’m definitely not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty.
When I was pregnant, I thought nothing would change. “I will be able to handle it all”, is what I kept telling myself. We will continue putting in those long hours of work into our home. Olivia will adapt to our way of life. Everything is going to be fine. As a childless couple at the time, I had it all figured out. Reality has never hit me harder in the face than now.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love being a mother and my heart couldn’t possibly love my child more than I do. She has been the best gift life has given us and I wouldn’t change it for a split second but truth be told having a child is like finding your groove all over again. You need to figure out how to take care of this tiny human being and still maintain the type of life that you want to fulfill for yourself. That my friends is one of hardest things to balance.
You see parents rocking the ‘balancing act’ all the time and then you have other’s who put themselves aside for the time being to focus on nothing but their child. I’m nowhere near to figuring it all out. At the moment, I’m just learning to not rush my time with my precious little girl. To ease up on myself for not getting things done as planned and to just go with the flow.
My goals for this blog will continue to be the same. Our renovation story will be our main focus. Although it’s unlikely you will see a makeover happen in time lapse speed (for the next little while, anyways). I want to also start showcasing other design bloggers to you guys as well. I’m truly inspired by others all the time! There are some crazy talented people on the internet.
So bare with me a little longer as I figure out how to balance life as a new mom and continue doing all the things I love. Things will get back to my normal flow at some point!