06 October 2015

Times Have Changed

I remember the days when sitting down to write was so much easier. So much more.... comfortable. This has always been a way to sort of "vent" or share moments I never wanted to forget. It was also a means to update family and friends.

Times have definitely changed.

I find myself challenged to carve out time to just write. To find the time to put up a meaningful post.

I also find myself sitting and wondering, how much should I share about my life? About my kids lives? Is it time to start thinking a little bit about their privacy?

Often times, I wonder is anyone reading here anymore? Will what I have to say actually have an impact on anyone?

To answer my own questions, I have definitely started to reign in the amount of information I'm willing to put out here on the world wide internet. I'm trying to be cautious about the things I share, both about myself & my family. Of course, there are some things that I feel are important, and should be talked about. For instance, Bennett's recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. That should not be swept under the rug and ignored. My little boy deserves to be celebrated and I need to step up and be an advocate for him, and other children with Autism. And in fact, I have a post about that coming soon. (I hope). And I still feel a desire to share bits and pieces of my own life as well, but have been holding back for some reason. Can't quite pinpoint what that reason is, but I'm trying to figure it out. Maybe I'm getting a little more protective of myself the older I get? I'm not sure.

And my last question. Does what I say matter? I feel like maybe it doesn't, so I've just sort of... stopped. I remember when I used to share everything, every little experience, every adventure, every milestone. Things are different now, so much different. The way I approach blogging has changed. But, I'm in a place where I absolutely want to get back to writing for me. I just need to navigate how much or how little I want to write about. And of course, find the time to do it.

But for now -- we are still here! We're happy, and we're excited for things to come! And there are a lot of fun things just around the corner! :)


Karen Mejia said...

I love your blog, as a mom of a child on the spectrum I can't wait to read about your experiences and advice. It's not easy to share every moment of your life. But I hope you share how things are going with Bennett.

Christy E said...

Our son is newly diagnosed too but I have a bit of a head start in that I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Ed. That said, have you heard of Autism service dogs? I hadn't and we are now on the list!!!

Marie Plus Me said...

I was with a man who had a son on the spectrum as well. We were together for a little over two years and I got to watch him grow leaps and abounds in that two years. When I first met him he was 7. He wouldn't wipe after he pooped and was learning how to communicate - he would ask us if we were hungry, so that we could ask him and he could say yes; opposed to just saying, "I'm hungry." Now he is going to be 12 in a week and he can write complete sentences, read, do math, wash his dishes. Children on the spectrum, to me, are sometimes more of a joy than "regular" kids - there is an innocence about them that has been lost in this generation.

Tania T said...

Mandy, it's always a pleasure to read your posts because I am always find something to connect with.To be honest, I've felt that change to your posts and how you deal your personal life.But I can understand your need to do that.-(I'm a person that doesn't have even a facebook-only pinterest!)So don't feel bad.A blog is just a way to express some things you want.It's not your job.Or your life.In life other things matters.I have a theory:in my life I do things that makes me sleep good at night(I've heard this at Grey's Anatomy..).Lot's of love, Tania

Meghan said...

I'm glad you posted. Your voice has been missed!

AVV said...

I agree! I love your blog , all of it. It's the only one I read. I, too, have noticed a change, but you have to do what is best for your family!! I really enjoyed your fashion posts and the deep heart stuff. We are listening!