Tonight I felt drawn to this old space of mine. The place where I documented the glorious yet overwhelming days of new motherhood. The place were I introduced not one but two precious babies to the world. The place where I wrote about their every move and my every thought for many, many years. The place where I overshared and under edited. The place that I gradually abandoned as the monotony of life found its way into the daily routines and the rhythms of our lives.
This place, it feels like home, and other than a few random "check-ins," I have been away for far too long. Being here, pecking on this keyboard as fast as my little fingers can scurry, just feels right.
I knew when I walked away in 2016 that it was time. And until tonight, I haven't felt truly drawn to come back.
A funny thing happens as you journey through this life. It's called...life. And, well, it's beautiful, and wonderful, and terrible, and glorious, and fun, and heartbreaking, and joyful and overwhelming all the same time.
And if you're lucky, you get a small gulp of air for before the ride starts all over again.
Our journey since 2016 has been exactly that. We've soared to the highest of heights, and we've walked the long, hard roads of defeat. We've celebrated milestones and mourned broken dreams. We've laughed and we've cried. We've loved, and stretched, and grown. The battles, the stories, the losses and glories have all been part of our story.
And along the way, I've wanted to share it all , but not everything is mine to share. And what's mine to share shouldn't always be shared. And if I can't be authentic in my sharing, why share.
Clear as mud, right?
Anyway, I write all of this to say that I'm back. At least I think I'm back. I need a place to share my heart, be creative, and sharpen these writing skills.
In full transparency, I also need a place to send clients as I grow this little Disney planning side hustle of mine. So let's make a promise...
You promise to remember that a lot of the content that will be forthcoming is my "highlight reel." It's what will grow my business and brand in the Travel Advisor world. It's real life, but it's also "reel" life...got it?
And I promise to keep being authentic. I promise to check-in with these little heart to hearts occasionally, and I promise that even when I'm putting my best image forward and producing way too much Disney content, I will always be me...even if I dress it up with lipstick and a bow.