My blog is back and it’s better than ever, hey nowwww hey nowwww my blog is back.
This post evokes feelings of nostalgia, excitement, terror, and hope all at the same time. It’s amazing how so many emotions can exist at once yet here we are.
When I took a break from blogging a few years ago it happened naturally. My life changed, work got busy, and the blog started to feel less relevant but, in recent months I’ve felt a draw back to it.
Since I last wrote, my life has changed pretty dramatically. I got married and surprise! had a baby. In May we welcomed the most (not biased at all) amazing baby boy, Ari, into the world and he sure is something. I’ve been on maternity leave since May and the time off has been invigorating. When I graduated from college in 2009, I started at Ogilvy right away and worked my a#! off for the last 9 years. I was never not working. Even on vacation, and my honeymoon, I checked email, kept projects going, answered questions etc. I was the person who’d answer emails before bed, as soon as I woke up, in the gym, on planes, you name it. No one “made” me do it, it’s just who I am and while I’m sure I could have disconnected, I never really felt the need. While I was doing it, it felt normal. The constant stress, deadlines, office politics, need to meet other people’s expectations, etc.
Now that I’ve had an opportunity to hit pause, to truly be away from work and disengage for almost 5 months, I’ve been able to re-evaluate my life, myself, my priorities and I feel like a new person. Spending the days with my son, though exhausting and often frustrating, have been the happiest days of my life and for the first time, I feel like the very best version of myself. I don’t have all the answers, I don’t know what my next chapter looks like or where i’ll be in 6 months-1 year but I do know that it feels like the perfect time to return to Never Enough Icing. As I navigate motherhood, returning to work, life in the city, marriage etc I hope you’ll come along for the ride. Buckle up, it’s sure to be exciting.