February 26, 2018

It’s Been A While!

Two more days! Two! That’s 48 hours before February is over. Sheesh!

This really has been while since I popped a post. Jan came and gone…of which I managed only 6 posts in the entire month. February saw half of that. I’m pretty bummed but I hope to be able to write post again soon. 

It’s not normal given that I have never, ever in my entire blogging career before have I not written this many posts (or the lack of)  in a month. So many reasons as to why I haven’t, and so many reasons as to why I could have but didn’t.

It all boils down to priorities.

Priorities and time. Priorities that sucked up my time and then time that I did not have which sucked the life out of me. It has been some pretty tough times too in the last few months. It came to a point where I could barely cope trying to juggle the never-ending demands of life. 

What baffles me is that after almost 2 years in the Netherlands, we are still “settling in”. As a new “settler” in a new country, things are always never quite what it seems. The struggles, the confusion, the expectations, the unexpected…it was all getting too much to handle.

Blogging took a backseat because I just couldn’t anymore. Woe is me –  I even forgot my password to wordpress.

Between kids, work, Dutch classes, driving lessons, theory tests and trying to find a new job, there has been barely any time to think. My thoughts have been anything but coherent. My mental state a little wacked up. I’ve abandoned FB for more than 4 months now. I still don’t miss it.

I needed to regroup: to breath, to think and to inject some sanity back into my chaotic head. 

As if on cue, we all also took turns to fall sick. First it was Spud, then it was Squirt. And in the last 2 weeks, it was me on and off. On top of that, I’ve been surrounded by grumpy, ultra-negative people at work which did not help with my state of being.

Something must have been in the air. Something will have to change.

Speaking about change, it’s looking like change will start with the weather this week: a bitterly cold, winter snap, thanks to the chilly Siberian wind coming through our way. Brace up!

Scenery on the train ride home


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  1. Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope everyone is feeling better!

  2. Kat

    Take all the time you need to get adjusted. Real life is a lot more important than your blogging life anyway! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will wait for your posts when things finally settle down!


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