Slimy Carrots and a Blogging Rut

missing that view already
I confess that I have no idea what to blog about so I'm writing a confessions post.

I confess that yesterday was our four year wedding anniversary and I didn't even realize it until someone wished us Happy Anniversary on Facebook.  Oops.  We don't celebrate it so that's okay.

I confess that I haven't even begun to work on my vacation recaps. I haven't even downloaded the pictures and without the pictures I've already forgotten the details of what we did each day. It will happen this weekend and it should be pretty straight forward because it was mostly eat, beach, drink, eat, beach, drink. Repeat.

I confess that I may have OD'd on wine.  I didn't think it was possible but it's Friday and I'm not craving it at all.  Yes, I drank that much.  I'm sure it will pass.

I confess that I returned slimy carrots to the grocery store.  I bought them on a Wednesday and by Thursday the next week they were spoiled.  Carrots should not spoil that quickly.  My mom won't hesitate, but I don't think I've ever returned anything to a grocery store.  I usually just take the hit but it's the 2nd time this has happened and my meal plan is eating us out of house and home!  I needed to get those carrots replaced.

I confess that the week our free 14 oz Success Rice rice coupons were set to expire I hit up the grocery store every day and sometimes multiple stores in one day to use them up.  MJ's cousin gave us a bunch when she was here and it was ridiculous that we waited until the last minute.  Twice MJ and I went into the same store and did separate transactions.  Food is expensive and you can't beat free!! I'm still bummed out that we had to let two of them expire.

I confess that exactly two days after returning from Cancun I was already on the phone booking another vacation. We're going to Hawaii for the 3rd time exactly one year from now. We haven't even taken our September vacation yet and we're going to Vegas next month.   I think I've gone vacation crazy.  It's like I can't stop.  And it's great and all except I'm getting really tired of paying for expensive overpriced airline tickets.  I get really disgruntled every time we book flights especially when I come across airlines that think it's cute to charge for a carry on.  Spirit, I'm talking about you.

I confess that I feel disconnected from blogging.  I just haven't been as obsessed with it as I usually am. I attribute this to three things.
1-I've been editing the heck out of my novel over the last month and it's taken priority over blogging stuff.  Sometimes there aren't enough creative juices to go around.
2-I feel boring, insignificant and that nothing I have to say is blogworthy.  That term is entirely subjective and can change from one week to the next depending on my mood.  One day I'm totally confident about posting even the silliest thing and other times I question and doubt every single post.
3-My life was just fine without blogging and social media while I was on vacation.  No Wi-Fi meant no social media which meant no likes or lack thereof.  I didn't have to think about what I would post next and it was nice that words like page view or followers never crossed my mind.  When I'm in my happy blogging place (which is probably 90% of the time) I care about none of those things but I'm only human.  Sometimes I let it get to me and then I wonder why I bother blogging at all.
I'm sure I'll get my groove back.  It's not the first time I've lost it and I'm sure it won't be the last.  It's just the nature of the beast.

On that note; I'm exhausted!!  We got back late Saturday after about 15 hours of traveling.  I was groggy all day Sunday and then it was right back to work Monday.  I still managed to get in three work outs this week but I'm beat and so ready for the weekend.


jackie jade said...

jealous of your vacation and your hawaii trip next year too. i can't wait to go to hawaii for our honeymoon this fall eeee. after the wedding, i'm going to try to work in more vacations into our budget. it's just so nice to have something to look forward to!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I think we all go through blogging ruts.
I once returned mango that was bad to Costco and they didn't even check it! I was like score! i guess they have a really good return policy. free coupons are great. I once used like 5 butterfingers coupons a friend gave me when she won free butterfingers for a month, haha

Vera Ezimora said...

Haaa! You've been disgruntled over paying high prices for tickets? Lol. I would say you should stop vacationing then, but I'm truly jealous of you.

Lauren W said...

I would miss that view too! So beautiful! :)

And I hope you get your blogging groove back! I'm sure I'm not the only one that's missed your posts around here :)

A Life Less Traveled said...

Love that view! I would be missing it too. I feel you on the blogging rut as of late.

Law_Fal said...

That blogging rut feeling has been running around rampant. Good luck on the book editing though. I know that is a way more important goal for you to get completed! Very exciting. I wish I had vacays planned. I realllly need to get on it.!

Anonymous said...

Glad that you enjoyed your vacation. I'm having a bit of blogging block myself, but there are quite a few people who I subscribe to who don't post nearly as often as I do. So maybe I'm just settling into what will be my ideal frequency.
How long have you been blogging? Maybe it's the same for you.

Miss.AishaLC said...

I know exactly what you are talking about with the vacations- I am trying to see when I can sneak away from work for a bit!

And we all need/have breaks from blogging! We are just waiting for your next post- patiently :) :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Having the travel bug is the best. Might as well travel sounds like you and hubby work really hard so might as well play hard! Hawaii sounds amazing!! And I think blogging has ebbs and flows...just ride the wave until you are back to feeling 90% again. So curious about your novel!!

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

Hi!! Playing catch up on blog reading and I'm so jealous of your trip!!! Looks like I won't be enjoying a vacation like that for a long time!

Whitney Cypert said...

I apologize for the amount of emails you are getting from me but I am catching up on everything! : ) I love that you returned those carrots, I normally don't return things to the grocery store either. I don't know why. Why is it different than anything else? But soggy carrots are a no go. I have been in a blogging rut for like a year now. I always feel like I have nothing to talk about or that I'm boring. I hate that because I really do love to just write, even if it's about nothing. I love your posts, just the openness and honesty about your life. That's why you are one of my favorites!