Happy New Year 2019!
We’re one week into the new year now. I know I haven’t been updating the blog much the last couple months but I am definitely still here and excited to see what lies ahead in the New Year 2019.
But first I am taking the time to think back to the previous year, 2018 and all the excitement it brought into our lives. We had a lot of beginnings this past year. With so much going on, it’s easy to forget to look around and reflect. Before I jump into this New Year 2019 with both feet, I wanted to take the time to review everything we’ve been through.
The blog experiment!
Writing this blog is an amazing experience. I don’t have nearly as much time to dedicate to it as I’d like. I still don’t understand almost anything about SEO and content marketing. It can feel stagnant at times and it’s easy to question how much to keep up with it. At the end of the day though I find writing to be very cathartic. I want to keep creating the best content I can, even if it doesn’t get as much exposure as I’d like. I love getting feedback from my readers and my friends about how much they enjoy reading it.
I added a couple of travel posts as well. Traveling with children offers some unique challenges and considerations. In the past couple years we’ve been traveling mostly within North America with the kids. Went to Hawaii for the first time where we learned about the not-so-wonderful way Hawaii became a state. We did more traveling in California as well, going to Monterey and Carmel, exploring our new state and the beauty it has to offer. I even wrote a guest post about the best things to do in San Francisco with kids.
I had a goal last year to put more Canadian expat in California content in the blog in 2018. I added posts about our move here, and five small everyday challenges for expats. I also wrote this very personal post about what it can feel like when people ask me where I am from. Oftentimes the posts that I feel most vulnerable writing are also the ones I share and market the least, so you might have missed it.
Of course motherhood is still a huge part of my life and therefore my blog. I have a lot of thoughts for 2019 and I hope that you guys will find them interesting! I’m looking forward to seeing where our adventures lead us and writing about them. I hope you will all come back here to read and don’t forget to comment and share. And of course don’t forget to check out my instagram and facebook pages where you can see more of what’s going on with me and when I publish new posts.
A Whole Year of New Beginnings!
In the Year 2018 we all had a lot of new beginnings. Booboo started going to daycare.
Lulu started kindergarten. The school she goes to is a brand new concept for both Husband and myself, as it’s a parent participation school. It’s definitely a new experience for us as parents.
I started working at a new job after three years as a stay at home mom. I am enjoying being in a professional environment again. Being appreciated for my knowledge and skills. Working full time outside the home is quite different as a parent of two kids and not much help in terms of a support system at home. It’s a lot to juggle and at times difficult to balance.
Stepping into New Year 2019
Our home life has been turned upside down and all four of us are busier than ever as we enter 2019. We all have a lot to learn and a lot to accomplish. I hope that 2019 will be busy and full of amazing things. I hope that I can remember to take the time to breathe it all in.
I wish all my readers a happy and healthy 2019. Come back and check in with me often!