February 04, 2014

One year later

So, you're cool if I only post once a year, aren't you? (echo... echo... echo...) I have abandoned my blog, not for lack of interest but lack of time. Mental disorganization plays a big role, too. There are so many thoughts in my head competing to be priority #1 that I can scarcely express myself at times. Becoming a mom has messed with my brain.

Don't get me wrong, I don't regret motherhood at all. I just miss my mind. At least it served me well while I had it. I think it did, anyway. I don't really know. I forget.

Right now it's kindergarten registration time. That's tougher than it sounds. I am juggling multiple contingency plans as I try to navigate through the catch-22s of poorly aligned education and daycare systems. Someday Kai will laugh at me when he hears how much I stressed out over arranging a junior kindergarten placement. He'll have no idea unless he becomes a parent -- nay, a mom, which isn't likely.

I need a break, a massage, a vacation, a stiff drink, a whole whack of me-time. I won't get most of those things. Understand this, though: I wouldn't trade parenthood for anything.


Anonymous said...

It is all worth it. Hope you can get a bit of a break soon.

Rob K said...

Hey, Jen, great to see back on the blog beat!

I was so happy to finally meet you and your lovely family back in September after all these years.

And if it were in my power, you'd get a break, a massage, a vacation, a stiff drink, a whole whack of you-time.

Take care!

ryssee said...

Well, it's mid-April and I'm just catching up. We're even! And I don't even have a young child to look after. :-)

amelia said...

There were days I would have changed my mind about being a mum, if I could have...
Nice to see a blog post. I gave up checking but thought I'd try today and I got lucky!!