I always know when I've neglected this space b/c I get an email from someone who gave birth to me...a virtual nudge as if to say "hey, are you still alive?" I know the technique well, b/c I sometimes employ it with someone that I gave birth to.
I am, indeed, alive. I thought that life might slow down a bit after the hustle of the holidays, but it actually seems to have ramped up a bit. I had something scheduled every night last week...and the coming week is following the same pace. I'm reminding myself that it's all good stuff, and that the things that are falling by the wayside (I'm looking at you, kitchen floor) are things that can wait a bit.
So. I'm drinking a lot of coffee. Ignoring the kitchen floor. Staying up late for conversations. Making to-do lists. Booking travel. Saying yes to roller-skating nights and last-minute pizza dates. Feeling grateful. Texting "I miss you" to besties. Working a lot. Sleeping a little. Did I mention the coffee??
*Photo note - I'm totally digging the new (or at least new to me) stock photo sites that have cropped up. I subscribe to several and I'm awed by the talent. Even though I'm not required to give credit for the photo above, I think that Carli Jean Miller totally deserves a shout out for her awesome work.