Hello again Blogloves!
I have a confession to make. I’m sure that it’s going to surprise exactly .01% of you, but here it is:
I wrote myself into a corner.
After years of reading blogs, and loving blogs, and writing blogs, I felt the need to try to FOCUS myself.
“I should pick one thing and be really good at it!” I thought. “Every REALLY good, successful blog has an IDEA! Or a FOCUS! Or a THEME!”
Obviously, since I posted about books a great deal of the time, I pegged them as the thing that I am PASSIONATE! about, and started only posting about that.
And then? I got bored. SO bored.
If I didn’t love a book, I didn’t post about it. I got tired of trying to sound knowledgeable, and trying to formulate well-written opinions based upon my vast amount of reading. Even when I loved a book so much that I wanted to buy a notebook solely for the purpose of writing “Brooke + Life After Life” over and over again with pink puffy hearts? I still didn’t want to write about it.
I started to long to get back to just writing about LIFE again. Life, while it’s happening. Whether it’s boring and repetitious, or fantastic and fresh every single day. That’s what I did when I started almost three years ago. (Holy crap) It worked for me.
(Example: I didn’t even blog about THE ROYAL BABY. Because I didn’t think it “fit.” How stupid is that?!)
(PS- OMG da widdle PrinceGeorgiekins and his widdle cheeks!@.)
Even while I didn’t blog for so much of this year, I tried to keep connected via Twitter, and Instagram, and other forms of social media. And even though it’s been A YEAR, the smoke has started to clear, and I’m ready to get back to interacting with all of you again. I miss the perspective that you give me- that whatever I’m going through here, there is a BIG world out there full of fun and laughter and amazing friends that I have yet to meet.
So, allow me to introduce myself, Internet.
My name is Brooke. I’ve been married for two years to my childhood sweetheart-of-sorts Army Boy.
We are parents to a devious beagle named Wesley (OF COURSE it’s after the Princess Bride.)
We live in a small town in Pennsylvania, with a lot of corn and cows, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We just sold our first home and bought our second, and I suddenly found myself a bit of a country girl. Not, like Pioneer Woman -level country girl, but it feels close. We dream sometimes of adventure, and when we do we do it big-time. See: Ireland in 2011 and Scotland in 2013. (The UK has my heart forever and ever.)
I am a completely unashamed book hoarder, but also share my affection with cupcakes, wine, travel and anything British.
Thank you for stopping by today, and I can’t wait to get to know you all again.