Welcome December!

While I celebrate Christmas and really enjoy the holidays (family, food, a break from work? Yes, please), December is not my favorite month. It’s so dark. Here in the northern hemisphere December means the beginning of winter, and – to my much greater displeasure – the final slide into the winter solstice, the darkest day of the year. It sounds portentous when you put it like that, doesn’t it? It’s a very festive time, and a time of great import to many, but I do not like the slow disappearance of daylight. I look forward to when the day is passed and we start the climb back towards spring. I do not like the cold, either, to be honest, but I can handle a bright, snowy day far better than a day that’s cut short by the specter of twilight.

Maybe I’m a little petty – well yes, definitely I am – but I see no reason not to try to combat this dark time of year, even if it’s not a personal slight against me (though it feels like it sometimes). So to that end:

As readers may remember, I tried to blog more in October and immediately failed. Miserably. I had so many posts planned! I still have the drafts saved! But it just didn’t work out for me, and to be honest, I still haven’t found a great “groove” with blogging. I might put ads in next year, but right now, it’s just a place to put down my thoughts, talk about parenting, and maybe work on my writing! (If I grow an audience for that writing, great! But not the point.) But I really do want to be more consistent. So while I am not committing to posting everyday, I do plan to be on a bit more regular schedule. If I can post everyday (other than yesterday, which already I missed! You see what I mean about accountability, but not too much accountability), then that’s great, but it’s not something I’m going to hold myself to. That way, if I have more manageable expectations, I think it’ll be easier to succeed! So here’s a quick plan for posts:

  • November favorites
  • Homemade cocoa recipe
  • Newborn/baby essentials
  • Christmas gift ideas for the book lover in your life
  • Finding your personal style

I’m hoping that this will motivate me to keep posting, and set the stage for a great start to 2020! Thanks for reading, everyone!

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