So Long, Summer...

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{See you next year...}

While summer is still around for a few more weeks, I'm always more than ready to bid adieu to it by Labor Day... and this year is no exception. I think that I'm just not a "hot weather" gal... and I also don't love being ridiculously booked and scheduled during the "lazy days of summer"... which always happens, no matter how hard I try to avoid it.

I also still seem to work on a school calendar (even though I left school behind a long, long time ago). So Labor Day always signals the start of a new year to me... one of fresh beginnings, brand new notebooks or sketchpads, and new aspirations and dreams.

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Speaking of new beginnings and new aspirations...

I've been thinking about this blog a lot recently. How I want to handle it moving forward. One of the main reasons I started to blog is to keep family and friends up to date with what's going on in our adoption journey life. This blog has been a blessing in more ways than I ever thought it could be. I'm amazed by the people I have met, and the friends I have made... solely due to the blogosphere. That said, I'm not sure I want to continue. At least not the same way I have been. As some of you may have noticed, I'm woefully behind on posts. I need to do some significant catching up on some pretty major events we had this summer... uhm, wait... make that all last year. And that really stresses me out. Mostly because this is the only journal I have for Spencer. I don't do the "baby books" or the scrapbooks, so it's pretty important to me to keep this record of his life. (And I cannot count on my memory, that's for sure!) And if I'm going to do it, I want to be all in. Not as an occasional blogger... that's not my style. (although this summer it seems to be, sigh.) I guess we'll see. I'm giving myself September to figure it out and to catch up. (Since I really feel that maybe catching up will help?) And I'm not posting this for affirmation of what a wonderful/funny/etc. blogger I am or to hear how much I'll be missed. I'm not. I just feel better when I throw things out there sometimes. Blogging is amazingly cathartic and clarifying for me, which should make this a "no brainer" decision, but I'm just still struggling... and have been for a while now. Plus, I felt like you all deserved a little warning for when I start blogging about events that happened a LONG time ago. (This paragraph has so many grammatical things wrong... but I don't care. Welcome to my train of thought.)

So there you have it folks...

So long, Summer... and so long, blog???

Regardless.

Hello, Fall!

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