Monday, February 10, 2014

Hello Blog --- Anyone Still Here?

Tap, tap tap... Is this thing on?

Who would have thought when I came back from a "blogging" conference last September that I would feel a loss to write in this space.  But here I am, almost the middle of February, writing my second post of the year.  How does that happen? 

If I had to take a gander, I would put my money on three things that have pushed this blog into radio silence: my current pregnancy, The Influence Network, and Sam Grable Photo.

First, Sam Grable Photo. When my husband came to me early last year and told me how much he wanted to take his photography a step further, I was both excited & scared.  Excited because I love when I get to witness him doing something he loves, like taking pictures.  But I was also scared because I didn't know what that meant exactly.  Now with a little over a year behind us, we're still learning, but loving the direction Sam Grable Photo is going in.  Because I don't have the talent he does behind the camera, I have vowed to help him any other way I can --- organizing shoots, holding equipment, and corresponding with clients --- which has taken more time than I thought it would, but like I said, we're happy with where it's going for now.

Secondly, The Influence Network.  This network of women have touched my online (and offline) life in a way I didn't expect, but am so thankful for!  When I got home from the conference, my mind was spinning with inspiration, my heart blessed by those who I had a chance to meet in person, and my heart unsure where to go with it all.  So when I got an email from one of the co-founders asking if I'd like to help out the network, I was a little stunned, yet grateful.  A way to be involved and inspired?  Yes, please!  Fast forward to today and I have spent the last four months handling the Influence Network's Twitter & Facebook page, which I've really, really grown to love.

And last, but not least, our current pregnancy.  From being scared every day for the first 20 weeks to counting his kicks as I fall asleep at night, my mind has thought of every possible outcome for this little boy I'm carrying.  I've been scared to put my feelings into words because I worry the next minute things will change and I don't feel strong enough to handle it all.  However, at the end of the day, this baby boy is loved just as much as his sister and whatever happens, happens for a reason.

My wish is that I will continue to find my voice on this blog and keep writing.  When I look back over the years, this blog has played a big role in my life and I don't think I'm ready for that to go away yet.  So no promises, but I think I'll just leave it at "we'll see what happens" and hope for the best.

To those still reading: THANK YOU for sticking around, regardless of my silence.


  1. Sometimes breaks are a really good thing! And all the things you mentioned above are really good and important things! I have no doubt that you are going to learn and grow from each one and eventually come dive into this space FULL of inspiration and words to write as a result. Praying for you and baby boy and looking forward to the post where you share his birth story on here! :)

  2. Meaghan! You are so gorgeous, both inside and out! I'm so happy I have gotten to know you. And Sam's photos are looking beautiful!

  3. I've had similar feelings the past few months, have been a bit of a hermit! But, creating is creating, public or private - doesn't matter, still counts :)

  4. What a pretty picture of you and that belly in the snow! I love it. So glad to hear your husband's business is keeping you all busy, in a good way. That is much to be thankful for :)

    Hope your week is off to a great start!