M.I.A.

It's been almost 10 days since my last post and I can't help but feel a little bit guilty about it.  The truth is, I've been sick with the cold from hell.  You know, when your entire face feels congested and you can't stand the thought of staring at a computer screen because your eyes start to water and burn, your headache gets worse and all this is happening while you are mouth breathing like nobodys business.   Now that's a beautiful picture, isn't it?   Okay, I'm being super-dramatic.  Things could be a lot worse and I'm thankful it was just a bad cold.  I'm feeling much better now.

The past couple of weeks have been busy and being a blogger is a lot of pressure.  Pressure to post regularly, to keep your traffic up, to come up with original content - sometimes it just gets to be TOO MUCH.  Especially when you have a full-time job, a partner and freelance projects to get done.  How do you even fit in a social life?   or time with your family?  Much like a lot of my blogging peers, I was starting to feel uninspired.  I was starting to forget the reason why I started this blog in the first place.  It was never to make money (although that would be nice), it was simply my vehicle to be creative and to build something that was completely mine.  An online portfolio of sorts and hey, if it landed me the position of my dreams, even better!  So I'm going to keep trucking along and hope to find some kind of balance.  I hope you continue to follow me and enjoy what you see and read here on my blog.

Right now I am also planning my wedding.  A lot of people warned me that it could get difficult and that it really tests your relationship with your partner.  I can honestly say that so far, the process has been easy peasy.  I feel blessed because we both want the same things, we have our priorities straight and we're not going to let the little details stress us out.  If anything, I think this process has taught me more about myself and my relationship with others.  I'm learning I can't always do everything and be everything.  I'm learning I can't always make the right decisions from the get go but it's okay because everyone makes mistakes.  I'm learning that drifting from some of my oldest and dearest friends is okay because it doesn't mean you are forgotten, it just means you'll have more to talk about once you reunite.

So you'll have to excuse the lack of posts and comment replies as I am still figuring out how to find the right balance and carve a routine that works for me.  In the meantime, you can check out some of my wedding inspiration.  The top photo was from my girlfriends Hawaiian wedding which you can check out here and you can check out my wedding colours over at Emma's blog, The Marion House Book.