Friday, May 16, 2014

What Happened?

   Wow.  It's been a month since I've made a post here.  Six weeks since I've updated either of my Instagram accounts.  Of everything I do blogging has never come first for me, not even second or third, but this is ridiculous.  Could I seriously not post any tiny updates anywhere in a month?  (I poke at Twitter, yes, but honestly who sees those? So I'm not counting my tweets.)
 
   I was very depressed in April, and when I'm depressed I don't write, when I don't write I don't update regularly, when I don't update regularly I get depressed about not not blogging, and so on.  It's a really lame cycle.  In the face of everything that I have going on (studies, family, work, LIFE, etc) I've even considered taking a break from (or quitting) blogging.  But to be honest I've done that already in the past.  Not actually quitting, but letting my breaks stretch on for seasons at a time.  And I didn't much care for it, since I genuinely enjoy writing reviews and documenting my progress as a nail addict.  While others my not miss my posts, I sure do miss blogging for me.

"This is what I think of Mom's attempts at having a life!"

   I've typed and retyped this post about 10 times now, and I've decided that I'm not going to try to explain exactly what has gone on.  But I do want to say that I plan to keep blogging as best as I can, as part of my creative outlet and for my own sanity.  After all, I do still paint my nails from time to time!


   And because I don't want this to be a lame, sad-news post, here are some nice things that happened in the past month:
  • In April:  I built that light box finally!  No really, I did.  It's finished.
  • May 4th:  Celebrated our 2-year wedding anniversary a day early with a low-key afternoon outing... dinner and a movie! 
  • May 10th:  Freya learned to say "papa" and took off crawling in the same day!
   That's about it, though.   Hopefully I'll have time to edit some pictures over the weekend and write my usual fare of blog post goodness for next week.

   Hello!  My name is Rochelle, and as the creator of Princessly Polished, your feedback means the world!  Leave a comment or send me an email.  Thanks for reading... stay polished!


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6 comments:

  1. I am sad in reading that you were depressed. You have one of my fav blog out here in the net (sure, I don't comment regularly because my English writing property is not the best)!
    Your Freya is a lovely little lady :) And you have to enjoy your life out there :)
    But I really hope to reading more here :)
    Oh gosh, I always wanted to build my own light box... one day... I will! :)
    A big hug and stay strong ;)

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  2. Welcome back! Your daughter is a doll. Congrats on your two year wedding anniversary! Looking forward to all your upcoming posts and hope the present and future are brighter for you. 8-)

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  3. So glad you're back! I'm sorry that you were depressed. I suffer from depression as well so if you ever need someone to talk to I'm here. Thank you for always sharing amazing blog posts and being a great blogger. You have a beautiful daughter and I'm glad you're going to continue blogging. :D

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  4. Aww, thank you! That is a huge compliment.
    Don't be shy to comment! I can only speak & write English and have a huge admiration for anyone who can speak more than their mother tongue - what a talent!
    Again, thank you! ♥

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  5. Hi! Thanks...she really is a cutie but I can only take 50% of the credit for that, lol. ;D
    I appreciate the kind words!!

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  6. Ugh, depression is such a monster to deal with. I have many family members and friends who suffer from various types of depression. I count myself as fortunate to only have to deal with it from time to time.

    Over the past month I fell into the "must. do it. allll... by myself!" trap which of course got me overwhelmed and stressed. That in addition to adjusting to Freya's ever-changing needs had me about ready to quit! =P So, the April issue of the Awake! magazine ended up being really perfectly timed for me. It is discussing suicide, which wasn't my problem thankfully, but those articles spoke to me anyhow!
    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201404/
    I keep rereading them, they are so touching! And now I'm going on May's, which are about dealing with stress. Could not be more perfect, lol.
    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201405/

    Fortunately I do have my husband for help & support, and quite a bit of local family. I think once things are caught up around here I'll be back to my desired routine. =) Likewise if you ever need someone to talk to that won't assume that you can "just cheer up", I'm here! =) Thanks. ♥

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