This post is a pretty accurate representation of how I’ve been feeling lately — mixed up and kind of all over the place. My mind races with ideas, none of which I think are any good. I’m so caught up in my head that I feel uninspired, and this lack of inspiration or creativity has been making blogging a challenge.
Confession: I’m kind of getting bored writing all the time about motherhood.
To make matters worse, I’ve also been feeling uninspired as a mom. Levi has been taking fewer and shorter naps, which means I need to find more ways to entertain him during the day. (We can only browse Target or run to Costco so many times in a week.) If I were more creative I would come up with art projects and games to occupy our time, but I’m feeling totally clueless about what to do with a 14-month-old boy. And anyway, he’s not walking yet, so our options seem a bit limited.
I believe they call this the doldrums.
Despite experiencing the doldrums, there have been moments of sweet happiness and joy. Like this weekend, when we popped by the Henry Doorly Zoo for an hour and checked out the aquarium for the first time. Levi loved watching the penguins swimming and goofing around. Or when my little guy messily spread refried beans all over his place mat at Rivera’s, our favorite Mexican restaurant, and then put his face on the table to lick them up. Serious cuteness.
I was going to end this post with a list on links to other interesting articles, but I think I’ll just share an assortment of photos from my iPhone instead. Randomness.
PS: I welcome your advice, opinions or words of encouragement on how to beat the doldrum and on what I should be doing with my life. (No biggie.)