Here’s this week’s installment in my Weekly Update series!
- This update is overdue and no longer qualifies as “weekly,” but I’m going to be more consistent now.
- I’m able to write this today because my amazing husband announced last night, “Why don’t you take the whole day for yourself tomorrow? You’ve been in kid mode 24/7 since this thing (isolation) started.”
- This feels like a spa day. I slept in. I drank hot coffee. I came down to my computer desk (which I haven’t sat at in 5 weeks), and I’ve been writing, and planning blog and Instagram content, and making graphics, and eating chocolate. After I hit publish, I’m going to do a face mask and take a bath. GASP.
- I could cry. Happy cry.
- This also gives me a chance to tell you about the changes I have made and will be making to the blog!!! You may have noticed the new blog header, and the new tagline: Mental Health & Motherhood.
- I’ve decided to, not really shift focus, but give myself the freedom to expand beyond social anxiety into mental health in general and as it connects with motherhood (still with a focus on social anxiety and perfectionism, since that is what impacts my life most in terms of mental health). So I’m envisioning this as a “mental health mom blog” of sorts.
- I’m really feeling good about this. My goal is to do a “topic post” weekly, probably on Mondays, and then also do a casual (read: non-obsessively edited and designed) weekly update post on the weekend.
- Throughout the week, I’ll be sharing excerpts and quotes from my posts on Instagram. I posted a little slideshow on Instagram this morning to introduce/reintroduce myself. (Instagram is something I’ve enjoyed using but been very unsure about what to post. I don’t really like posting photos of myself looking “candid” every day… I don’t see myself as an influencer. I see myself as a blogger/writer. So that’s the content I’m going to focus on sharing on Instagram.)
- I’ve decided to be more methodical/strategic about my blog/Instagram because: a) I think it will let me be more consistent, and, crucially, b) it will give me time to engage more with other bloggers’ and Instagrammers’ content because I won’t be spending all my time wondering “What to post?! When to post?! Where to post?! What photos to use???” Engagement with the communities is something I really value.
- My next blog post will be out on Monday morning! It’s called 6 Things Parents Probably Won’t Be Worrying About 20 Years After Quarantine. I can’t wait for you to read it! 🙂
Thanks for being here!!!
If you had to pick 3 words to describe how your weekend is going, what would they be?