Man, this week has been all kinds of crazy in blog world. I put my heart on my sleeve and wrote about how I'd love to be a full-time blogger, but don't know that I have the resources, or tech-savviness to pull it off. An old college friend read it, reached out and asked if she and her husband could bless me with their camera that they don't use anymore! Umm...what?! I'm still processing, because who does that?! This couple genuinely blows me away with their kindness and generosity. I only wish we lived closer so we could be actual, real-life friends.
I also had some really unique insight from other bloggers regarding investing in my blog long-term vs. investing in paying down our debt in the short-term. It's given me a lot to think about, and if I'm being honest, I still don't really have an answer.
I've remained relatively tight-lipped about the side projects I have going on right now, simply because there's a ton that's still not finalized. I don't want to broadcast anything that's not yet set in stone. However, for the last two months I have been working on something that's literally the perfect side gig for me. Drumroll please...I am Co-Director of our local Farmers' Market! I'm sharing leadership with a woman who has been heavily involved in the market in the last few years. Since she has established relationships with the vendors, she is more in charge of vendor relations and I'm doing all of the marketing (plus, a laundry list of other tasks). We hadn't met before we started this role together, although I'm good friends with her daughter. However, in a short time, we've become quite the dynamic duo!
But enough about me. Here's what some of my favorite bloggers have been up to:
On Good Days & Bad Days by The Girl Who Loved to Write
I love Chelsea's blog. She always manages to maintain such a positive and cheery outlook on life and I needed this post as a reminder that the bad days are what make the good days so good.
Sin and Parenting by Musings of a Musician's Wife
I met Kaia when we studied abroad in Uganda together. We actually took a creative writing class together and have since become Mommies around roughly the same time. She was so honest about her struggles with her toddler and how parenting can really cause you to take a step back and re-evaluate your behavior.
Baby Led Weaning 101 (and false advertising) by Lovely Little Rants
Candace's littlest one is about the same age as Crosby and has been transitioning to solid foods at the same time. We've been giving baby-led weaning a go this time around and have been loving it. It was interesting to compare notes to see what we've been doing the same and differently.
Just Another Birth Story; Only This One is Mine by A Vapid Vixen
This paragraph just about wrecked me: "From the moment I saw him at my first ultrasound, I fell in love. All these months later, finally getting to meet him, I wonder how it is my heart hasn't imploded from the overwhelming feeling of love. It's unlike anything I've felt in my life and it scares the hell out of me. My heart and soul have been exposed and I'll never be the same. As a friend of mine put it, 'At some point the story changes, the plot thickens and we eventually fall in love in ways we can't find words for.'"
My Real Life + Being Happy by (never)homemaker
This blog resonates so deeply for someone who's been blogging for as long as I have and has fallen into the comparison trap more times than I'd care to admit.
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What posts have you been loving this week?