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I don't even know where to start, so how about a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

It has been so long since I have written a post, and I feel like I need to take a moment and bring you up to speed on everything happening in my life.  Not that it's exciting or anything, I just feel like I'm catching up with an old friend, you know?

Worry not.  There's no time for that...I will back date my posts if I ever get caught up again.  Until then, let's just move forward starting with why I decided to dust off the keyboard. You see, I have really struggled for the past two years with what my blog should look like.  Simply put, should it be a memory book or a journal.  I've gone back and forth on the issue, which is sort of obvious if you look through the posts from the past eighteen months or so.

I don't know if it's because of my distain for over-sharing on social media or if it's because it weirds me out when someone in "real life" (and outside my group of people) references something from my blog, but either way, I am becoming less and less comfortable sharing things on here. Even the posts that have been more emotionally "raw" barley scratch the surface of what's going on in this head of mine.

All of that to say that  just before Christmas Eric and I were trying to remember something from several years ago that I had blogged about, so I just found the post and in it, the answer to our question.  As I was reading through those memories, I realized that I need to keep posting because these days are fleeting, ya'll!

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but it's true what they say..."the days are long, but the years are short."

So with that in mind, I am committed to blogging more frequently in 2018 and maybe even getting caught up on 2017.  There may be a post or two from time to time  that's a little "deeper,"  but they'll probably be few and far between.

All of this brings me to my point...this is my highlight reel.  I will try to be as real as possible, but not everything is meant for the internet, and that's ok.  Just promise me that when and * if * you read my blog, you will always remember that despite how jolly some of our moments may seem, my family faces the same "behind the scenes" situations as yours.  That's what makes us human!

Thank you for following along...I can't wait to share 2018 with you!


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