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Tuesday, January 31

Time Away...

I have arrived at my first unsettling encounter with blogging discouragement.  Its okay, I'm not weeping in to my pillow or anything {yet}.  I'm just a bit surprised at how a few really minor interactions have me a bit down about the prospect of blogging.

Specifics aren't even worth mentioning, and I am sure that this little uneasy feeling in my stomach will go away in the next day or two, but it has got me thinking and re-evaluating my goals for this blog this year.  Working with people, especially via email and not in real life is tricky and can be difficult.  I find myself sometimes worried about things that are well out of my control and trivial in terms of real life or even real success.

I am grateful for this moment to have arrived though.  I must be doing something right, as I've heard of similar experiences time and time again.  The timing couldn't be better really.  I am about to leave tomorrow for Texas, to visit my dear sister and her family, as she welcomes her third beautiful child into our world.  I will be bringing Zion, but sans husband for three weeks.

I have connected with a really great group of ladies to share on various topics while I am away, and I'll pop in with my weekly weight loss updates, my pinning series and weekly recaps of the week's adventures.  I hope to have some time to stay up to date with everything you have going on as well, and look forward to jumping back in refreshed in three weeks time!  Wow…three whole weeks!

See you soon friends!


  1. Don't be discouraged! Your blog is fabulous and so are you! I am looking forward to working with you again this month too!! Have fun while your away!! :)

  2. I hope this cheers you up a bit. I awarded you the Cute Blog Award (just realized I never let you know!) because I know how hard you worked on your design and I adore it. Plus you're cute and you have a cute family.
    Details here, if you choose to accept:

  3. Awww that is so sweet! I saw it yesterday…but I haven't had a second to really do much. I'm knee deep in packing right now! UGH!

  4. love your blog lady!! keep up the good work! :)

  5. carlyskinnerJanuary 31, 2012

    Not sure who said

  6. carlyskinnerJanuary 31, 2012

    Not sure who said what or what was said, but keep that chin up, pretty lady! You have a wonderful blog and you are a wonderful woman/Momma.

    Hope you enjoy your trip!

  7. I hope the blog hiccup doesn't keep you down. You are fabulous! Have fun with your sister. Nothing better to put things in perspective than a newborn baby, right?!

    FEST (a new blog about food, style & travel)

  8. love your blog lady!! keep up the good work! :)

  9. Have a good trip, Courtney. :)

  10. Amanda - Pretty Little LifeFebruary 02, 2012

    I've had my share of discouragements and moments of doubt with blogging so far, and I can tell you that they do pass ;) sometimes a break is actually the perfect thing, and you can pop in and post when you're feeling refreshed. I hope you have a great time! Such a special experience for you and Zion and your sister!

  11. Thank you so much for the encouragement! I love your blog! :)

  12. This is good to hear! Thank you for the kind words, I so appreciate! :)


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