I've written and rewritten this post a million times. Monday mornings are usually about art around here, but today I need to start the day out differently. I've been thinking a lot about Aesthetic Outburst and about what exactly it is that I'm doing here. I started this blog three years ago, never expecting it to be read by anyone other than my mother and grandmother. Happily it's turned into so much more than I imagined. I love being here every day and I've loved meeting so many amazing people. Lately, however, I've been feeling really overwhelmed and, well, just plain sad.
Moving from a city that we loved to the rural area close to our families has been a challenge. PRH and I want EZ E and Kicky to have wonderful relationships with their grandparents and uncles and aunts and cousins, but with that closeness comes a host of issues and emotions that we haven't really had to deal with since we left this area nine years ago. Frankly, even after almost an entire year has passed, it's something that I'm still very much struggling with. I'm working on it though.
So what exactly am I trying to say? I'm definitely NOT leaving Aesthetic Outburst, but I do need to scale back a little here. I'm not sure what that means yet, but my plan is to be more flexible and to be more present. My "real life" needs me. I'll still be posting on a regular basis, just perhaps not three times each day. It's really not a big deal, but I felt that some explanation was in order. You're all so incredibly sweet and supportive and I truly appreciate it. Thank you for reading my little blog. I'll see you again tomorrow!