SIX years ago, I abandoned my blog and traded it for the constant immersion of information provided by social media. Between Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, I had no time for words, just images. This January, I took my yearly social media sabbatical and for some reason, I haven’t felt like going back. The social media negativity was sometimes overwhelming and I have felt a lightness these last few weeks that I have avoided it.
Why, then, am I reverting to my original platform for public exposition?
LARA and LENA.
Hi, Lara. I see you there, reading my blog, AGAIN. Sneaking a glimpse at your mom’s words from when you were tiny. When I would post on this blog, your Dad and I would talk about how interesting it would be when you would be old enough to read my blog posts and get a little insight into your childhood. I really can’t believe that that time is here. To say, “time flies” may seem cliché, but it really did go by in the blink of an eye. So much has changed. So much has been experienced. So much more to come!
I think it’s only fair to continue to post a bit, here and there, and record some of the beauty of our days together. Lena deserves to have some of her stories recorded. Lara would benefit from some current posts. I’m sure she’s tired of reading the same posts over and over again.
I hope that I can be as consistent with this as I was with my Snapchat stories and Instagram posts. All those posts needed was a filter and hashtag, then they were ready. This takes a lot more, which I hope encourages me to write and really think through my words.
So, here is where I am now. Been married for 13 years to my best friend and the most understanding/patient/forgiving person I have ever encountered. How he puts up with all my nonsense, I will never understand. I am a mother to Lara Estela, 11 years old and as intelligent and beautiful as I could ever have imagined. She is gifted in all areas and has even stumbled onto adolescent angst a little early. Congratulations to us! 🙂 I am also mother to Lena Amalia, 1 year 9 months of soft, sweet, toddler deliciousness. Her favorite words are MINE, NO and MORE. I do whatever she says for fear that she may bite me during one of her chi-chi snacks. I love them.