My name is Bree, and I’m a procrastinator.

Say it with me… “Hi, Bree!”

I planned on posting this a while ago, but… you know.

Lol. Seriously, though. I feel like I’ve been a horrible procrastinator when it comes to TheMomwithMoxie.com. There are so many things I have planned for this little ole blog. I just haven’t been motivated to get them done. I really need to get off my duff.

It’s weird, because I’m not like this with any other aspect of my life.

I think I need some inspiration.

What inspires you?

Unmotivated

Motivation is a powerful thing. It gives you purpose and a reason for doing… anything, really. To be unmotivated means, to me, death (metaphorically speaking). I absolutely hate being unmotivated. It makes me feel useless and uncreative.

Unmotivated describes how I’ve been feeling about blogging – and writing in general. I just haven’t been able to muster up the whatever I need to draft blog posts, write short stories, nada. For weeks, I’ve been baffled and unable to figure out how to get my writing mojo back, where it went on the first place, or why it left. It took a while, but I finally figured it out… I’m burnt out. I need a break from writing. Just a little one.

I’ll be taking a mini blogging sabatical. Just for the rest of July. I need this. My soul needs this.

See you in August. Try not to miss me too much. :)

I’ve Been a Busy Bree

BUSY

Hello, friends. Long time, no blog. :)

It’s been a super-busy few weeks, in the Glenn household: I started a new job, my lovely mother in law came for a visit, and the kid and I attended a weekend-long family reunion. Needless to say, blogging kind of fell by the wayside. Luckily, things are slowing down a bit, so I’m hopeful that I’ll be back to blogging on a regular basis, soon.

In the meantime, here’s what’s been going on:

New Job: Getting acclimated to a new job is tough, time consuming and very rewarding. As I said, few weeks ago I started a new job as PR and marketing manager at an area hospital. For me, it was a bit like coming home, as I worked for a sister hospital several years ago. The saying, “you can’t go home again,” is for me, thankfully, a not true. I’m so glad to be here, and am having a wonderful time learning the ropes again.

Relatives Visiting: The hubster‘s mom came to visit for a couple of weeks. It was so good to see her, and even better to see how happy it made my husband to have her staying with us during her visit. Unfortunately, because of aforementioned new job, I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with her (or take any pictures).

Family Reunion: Every year, my extended family (on my mother’s side) has a three-day family reunion. This year was the 67th occurrence. Most years, the location varies, and this year it was here. I always love this time of year, because it means I get to see family I haven’t seen in a while, meet new family members, and spend time with my local family as well. And while being the host city means more work for us, it’s so worth it.

Now that things are getting back to normal, I excited to get back to posting here on The Mom with Moxie, as well as catching up on my blog reading.

I have a ton of post ideas and research done, and I can’t wait to share it with you. See you all real soon!

You Know You’re a Blogger When…

  1. You keep a notebook by the bed, just in case you have ideas for posts, in the middle of the night. Last night, while The Hub and I were watching a movie,  I suddenly got a few ideas, for blog posts, so I quickly grabbed my notebook and jotted them down.
  2. You approach and/or react to everyday situations, with the mindset of, “I wonder if this would make a good blog post. Yesterday, the kid was in rare form. A total a-hole. Nothing I did, could get him “right.” That triggered my idea of doing a links post, about disciplining a child (should be up soon).
  3. You’re out and about – or even at home – you’re taking pictures, not for the sake of preserving memories, but because they would go great, with a blog post you’re writing. When the kid and I were at Virginia Beach, I took a ton of landscape and crowd shots, so I could use them, instead of stock photos.
  4. You have friends and family members coming up to you, beginning the conversation with, “I’ve got a great idea for a blog post, for you…” The hubs is the one who does this the most. Good thing, his ideas are always good!
  5. You’ve just witnessed your friends or family, in a funny or embarrassing situation, and they look at you and say, “I’d better not see you posting about this, on that blog of yours.” I get this a lot, especially from the hubs.

Well, that’s my list. What do you think? Did I miss anything? Let me know, in the comments section, below. If I get enough, I’ll do a follow-up post, and give you credit for your suggestion.

Welcome to the “NEW” The Mom with Moxie

New and Improved TMwM

Hello, hello, hello my friends! Thanks, for stopping by. How do you like my new design? I partnered with the lovely Heather from Viva la Violette to do the design. Didn’t she do a fabulous job?! Going in, I wanted something light, simple & clean. I think Heather hit the nail on the head.

I’m still going through, cleaning things up that don’t fit the new design so please “pardon my dust.”

Anyway, let me know what you think.

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