Anxious-Momming Isolation Journal (Quality Over Quantity, or Just Show Up?)

I have been thinking of ways to adjust to Temporary New Life so that I can be a decent mom (keep kids alive, fed, clothed to some degree, entertained in non-life-threatening activities) but still do the things that make me feel like a cerebrally-and-creatively engaged adult human (blogging and othersuch).

The reality is that I just don’t have as much time or focus now to do the kinds of posts I’ve done so far. So I have choices:

  1. Do fewer posts.
  2. Do simpler posts.

There’s a LOT to be said for quality over quantity. But there’s also a lot to be said for just showing up.

I tend to get trapped in the quality over quantity trap, because nothing ever feels like good enough quality. But I refuse to abandon my bloggy blog because of perfectionism.

So I think I’ll try option 2, simpler posts, for this strange new phase of isolated existence.

My posts won’t be as graphics-filled, probably, or have lots of headings, or be as long. But I think I can post shorter thoughts and life updates and musings regularly.

A sort of… anxious-momming isolation journal.

As I try to finish the featured image for this post, my daughter is forlornly begging me to play cheetah and horse and baby tiger with her. #momguilt.

So yeah. We’ll see how this goes.

Don’t get me wrong — I’m super grateful that I get to be with them without having to worry about losing my job or not being able to pay our bills. Jesse’s job has transitioned well to working from home, and my freelancing gives me ample flexibility to shift to full-time mama mode.

How’s life?

16 thoughts on “Anxious-Momming Isolation Journal (Quality Over Quantity, or Just Show Up?)

  1. I always enjoy your posts. They are always of high quality. Don’t worry about the quantity. You have a lot going on right. Just seeing that picture at the end of your blog was well worth it. These are crazy times. We all just have to do what we have to do to get through it. Stay safe, and give those young’uns a hug.

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  2. I’m hanging in there, but transitioning to working from home has been kind of weird with a lot of unanswered questions. I have mixed feelings about the whole situation. I miss the times I do see my friends, and I miss taking myself out to lunch or dinner and people-watching.

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      1. My favorite kind of restaurant for taking myself out is “wherever I have a coupon or gift card for”… haha. πŸ™‚ Mexican (and variations thereof), burgers, and Chinese food (Chinese-American food, that is) tend to be my favorites.

        There is a local chain of Santa Fe-style Mexican restaurant that started in Jeromeville in the 90s that I will be writing stories about eventually. I never thought about how Santa Fe-style Mexican food was different from the Mexican food of this region until I became a regular there.

        My job is not at all the kind of job that can usually be done remotely. And it is also the kind of job where it’s hard to get everyone on the same page.

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