The last post I wrote on this blog was in June 2020. It is only now I realize with mild horror that it is already 2022! I didn’t expect the lull to remain so long. I have been blogging on and off for almost a decade now. My blogs have always been an outlet for my thoughts and feelings, to unload the mess they create in my head, a way for me to share, unburden, express because I am very well aware – I just write better that I speak.
Except, the last couple of years have been a phase of ‘I don’t really think I have anything worth saying’. It masked the more unnerving ‘I don’t think anybody would care for what I have to say’. Almost four years ago, motherhood happened to me and it engulfed me like no other fire before in my life. I absolutely love my little son, but with the responsibility and blessing also came a loss of identity (or rather stuck with the only identity as a mother), loss of a beloved career (a maternity break extended indefinitely courtesy the pandemic), a loss of sense of self and safe to say, a full-blown existential crisis. I just didn’t feel like I had anything useful to say anymore, much less write about it on this blog. Except, out of the blue, strangers, friends, followers would keep dropping me a message, “Why aren’t you writing anymore?”
And I’d keep wondering the same.
My life is not perfect. I indeed am blessed in a lot many ways – a hilarious son, a husband who’s my biggest rock, two families that always support me, friends who are my biggest cheerleader, a (seeping) roof over my head with the beautiful view of snow mountains (a childhood dream come true). But life is also confusing, adulting is intimidating, raising a child is nerve-wracking and if anything we’ve learnt in the last two years, it is that absolutely nothing is definite.
So here I am, ready to begin again. Welcome to Pretty Simple Life 2.0! We are going to talk a lot, things that matter, things that make us laugh, probably cry, even things we are afraid to say out loud, share our dreams, our doubts, our fears, our mistakes and our triumphs.
So what can you expect from this blog now? More posts, more stories, more entertainment, return of some old beloved series and introduction to new, even better ones. I hope we can build a community of wonderful, supportive women and I hope this blog can be a source of warmth and joy to you.
It will be messy, it will be fun, this is my journey and I am glad to have you along.