Catching up or starting over?

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Sometimes you get so behind with things that it’s better just to throw in the towel and start with a clean slate. It’s been a shocking 6 months since I updated my blog and the longer the time stretched, somehow the harder it was to sit down and type up a new entry.

I’ve been preoccupied with so many things surrounding work and life that the blog has really been on the back burner for a while and I was also feeling somewhat bored with it, burned out an uninspired. So the easiest thing to do was simply ignore it.

However I’ve had a growing list of posts in my head that I wanted to write and the nagging feeling in the back of my mind about my poor little blog sitting here so neglected. Looking back on my last ‘life’ post (our UK trip) I can see that there are so many important things I wanted to write about that I just haven’t got around to yet: Maya starting preschool, Christmas, Kiran’s birthday, Maya graduating preschool :-O

The thing is I know there aren’t a lot of people reading this blog and that’s fine – I didn’t start it for online fame or to make money (although the income I get from the odd sponsored post is very welcome). This was a place to update my friends and family back home about my new life in Bali but also to create a memento of important events for me and Made and the kids to look back on and remember. I have the photos of course but pictures only tell half the story.

So while it’s impossible to catch up when I’m so far behind, and it may seem ridiculous to be writing about events from a year ago, please bear with me a little bit as I attempt to fill in the gaps, because these posts are important for me, if not for anyone else.

Once I’m vaguely up to date I really want to start writing here regularly again, motivated with a new blog design and domain (I bought the .com version of my domain over a year ago after buying it at auction when it was unavailable for years and my procrastination means I have yet to do anything with it!)

I think I’ll start where I left off – on a plane to England with my girl, and we’ll see how we get on. If there’s anyone still reading here, feel free to drop me a note of encouragement (or tell me off for not posting in so long if you wish!)

Here we go…

6 Responses to “Catching up or starting over?”

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  1. Nikki says:

    Just started reading your blog about 3 days ago and am really enjoying the stories of your life in Bali. I live in northern Thailand with my thai husband and little boy (I’m English) and it’s really great to see other cross cultural families and how they work ๐Ÿ™‚ was thinking you must have stopped the blog as no new posts but then this one…keep up the writing, it’s such a lovely space and you write beautifully.

  2. Brandee says:

    Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚ I always enjoy reading a post when it pops up in my Bloglovin feed! Life gets busy ๐Ÿ™‚ Especially with kids!

  3. Charlotte says:

    Looking forward to the updates x

  4. Rachel says:

    Nice to know there are some people still reading ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for all your lovely comments!

  5. Anjelica says:

    I’m so excited that I found your blog again…by chance. I began reading your blog years ago, right after the birth of your older child. For some reason I never bookmarked your site and haven’t been able to find it until now. I live on Guam and my family and I took our first trip to Bali last Christmas. I absolutely fell in love and will be headed back in October. I’ll be sure to check back for updates. All the best!

  6. Rachel says:

    Aww thank you for your lovely comment. I’ve been bad about updating again, sorry! but really trying to get back into it, hehe. What is life on Guam like?

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