I’m Back…and Where Have I Been?

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Dear readers,

Hi. It’s been a loooonnggg time. I haven’t abandoned this blog, don’t worry. I only needed a little break…but it ended up being much longer than I anticipated.

At the time of my last post, I originally expected to take the summer off, to recover from birth, bond with my baby, and familiarize myself with motherhood. Everything in my life changed, and I needed time to figure it all out, without feeling like I needed to document it all on social media. But what I thought was a short writing break, ended up being much longer. And a lot happened during this time. And I mean a lot.

I had a few wake up calls in various places within my life – family, friends, health, the world in general – and it ended up changing me as a person overall. It’s true what they say about motherhood, that you meet a new person, a new you that you never knew existed. And with all these other things and events that occurred during this self-discovery, it ended up shaping me even further into the person I am today. But that left me in this limbo of “Who am I?”

Because of that, I needed time to discover myself, to figure out who I was, who I wanted to be, and what I stood for in this world. It didn’t feel right to post anything or even attempt to write, because I knew I wouldn’t be satifised with my writing, nor would it feel authentic in my eyes. I didn’t want to post for the sake of just posting.

I also needed time to figure out, that when I did return to writing, how much do I want to really share? More of my personal life? General advice? About motherhood? Lifestyle changes I’ve made in the past 1.5 years? I’m a pretty private person when it comes to social media, but in real life, I can be an over-talker or over-sharer – totally different to who I am online (with barely posting anything on Instagram and even deleting my Facebook page and group). I’ve been working on that, watching what I share to people, friends, even family. That’s where I also had to decide how much I want to share with you, while at the same time, being authentic as possible.

It took me awhile, but I think I’ve figured it out.

I have so much I want to write about. I’ve got posts gallor waiting to be properly written, edited, and published. It has been a year and half, and since I’m a new person overall, that means this blog and the topics I originally wrote about, will be changing, too.

I’ll still write about marriage, but not so much about the newlywed aspect of it.

I’ll write about motherhood, but not so much about Chloë specifically to keep her life private, but more about myself, and what that journey of self-discovery and evolving as a person was for me over the past year and bit.

My homemaking and overall lifestyle changed a lot, too, so I’ll be writing quite a bit about that journey,and how you can make those changes, too.

In conclusion, I’m back, and I’m excited to get all my thoughts written out and looking forward to sharing it with you. If you’re an older reader and still here, thank you for waiting for me. And if you’re new here, welcome.

God bless everyone.

Sincerely,

Girl After Marriage

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