When my son was 4 and I was trying to survive as a stay-at-home mom, I started blogging as a creative outlet and a place to interact with other adults. It kept me sane and helped me connect with many awesome people at a time when I felt a bit disconnected from the adult world.

After a few years of blogging, I felt burnt out. This was mostly due to putting pressure on myself to post regularly and interact with my blogging friends on a regular basis. Eventually, it wasn’t fun anymore. I also felt my “creative voice” slowly fading.

As a result, I shut down the blog and went on to other things (such as volunteering at my son’s elementary school and dabbling with the workforce).

Now—almost a decade or so later—my son has gone off to college, and my “creative voice” is coming back to me. As a result, I decided to start my blog up again. However, this time I will not put so much pressure on myself. I will channel Marie Kondo and just focus on what sparks joy—whatever that might be in the moment.