Taking Time to Unplug Offline Doesn’t Make You a Slacker

OMG you guys…where the hell have the last six/seven weeks gone? Everything has been kind of a blur since I became a full-time working woman again at the very end of January — and yes, I’m well aware that I’ve neglected the shit out of this blog. I’m not going to offer any lame excuses, because I’m a firm believer in the idea that bloggers shouldn’t have to apologize for living their lives and having an existence offline (even though much of my offline existence is online too).

Instead of apologizing and begging you all to still love me even though I’m not around as much, let me just say that I’m happier than I’ve been in a LONG time, and I am still in total shock and awe that I was offered such an amazing opportunity. I know without a doubt that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be at this point in my life — and that’s something I’ve wanted to be able to say for quite some time now.

In case you were wondering, The Mommyologist is not going away or anything like that. I still plan on blogging — when I have something to say, when I have extra time, and when I damn well feel like it. Because that’s a luxury that we have as bloggers — we can’t do what we want, WHEN we want on our own blogs without judgement from others, right?

And if for some reason a week or so goes by and you haven’t heard from me, it’s probably because at the end of the work day after little dude goes to bed, I’ve decided to unplug and soak in a nice, hot bath with a glass of wine and my thoughts. Because every gal knows that there’s nothing quite like a little tub time at the end of the day.



Seriously — how amazing is that bathroom? Wouldn’t you do the same thing as me and opt out of sitting on the couch with your laptop some nights to be able to spend a little kid-free quiet time in there?

Yeah — me too. (And no — that’s not my bathroom). Duh.

This is MY sanctuary:



What the hell kinda shit is that? Ok — so now you obviously know that I was lying about spending any sort of relaxing time in there at night with a glass of wine instead of blogging. I am still having wine most nights, but not in that tub. We’ve lived in this house for five damn years and I think I’ve been in that tub twice. Cuz I got fired from my own bathroom a long time ago.

But even though I may not get any worthwhile tub time to really unplug — working full-time has taught me that it’s ok to put down the laptop at night and just chill out on the couch and relax. And I figure that my true online friends will totally understand that there’s a time and a place for everything, and sometimes you have to shift things around and re-prioritize.

And for the first time in a long time, I feel like I finally have things in the right order. And that feels good.

And for any of you who have struggled with whether it’s ok to take time for yourself and unplug a bit and do what you feel like doing when you feel like doing it, the answer is yes, it’s ok. You are not a slacker for putting your personal needs first. The end.


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