Let's have a quick catch up

30 Apr 2019

I've unintentionally taken quite the break from blogging, unintentional but much needed as we enjoy our family of four and get in a nice rhythm. There's been a pang of constant niggling guilt over not writing on here for quite a few months now, but I have soaked up every minute with my girls and spent some time finding myself again. I know, what a cliche; mother in her 30's soul searches to find some semblance of her life pre-motherhood. It's been bloody wonderful, though.

I've prioritised spending time with my family over everything else over the past few months. I spent too much of Willow's first few months trying to juggle too many balls and I didn't want to make the same mistake this time. Hadley is our last baby, I want to soak up every last bit of her and make a million memories that I'll cherish forever.

Spending time away from a good portion of the Internet whilst I've taken my unintentional break has left me feeling more present in life, and myself. It's given me the time I needed to concentrate on my mental health, to work on managing my mental health in a more positive and, ironically, healthy way. I've started to feel more confident about being in my 30's. I've realised what is important to me and what, quite frankly, shouldn't even be on my radar. I've re-evaluated what matters to me; interests I want to invest more of myself into, goals I want to reach, that have nothing to do with numbers as is all-consuming online, but things I want to do and experience in 'real life'. I feel more confident in my decisions, not just with parenting but about how I want to live my life and who exactly I want to be. 

This means that whilst Tattooed Tealady will continue to feature reviews, I want my space online to me more me. April marked 7 years of Tattooed Tealady and I cherish the opportunities and experiences writing on this space has given me over those 7 years; but it's time I write more for me, writing what I want to share, what I'm passionate about, what I want to look back on in years to come, rather than investing so much energy into endless reviews, writing more from the heart. Plus, there's always my rambling (and often slightly ranty) Instastories to catch up with over on Instagram, or my tweets of awe over Game of Thrones and End Game surpassing all expectations. Yep, still love a bit of social media (you can find me across all platforms @TattooedTealady)

I hope you'll stick around and see what's to come; expect more parenting, a lot more books, food and unapologetic feminism, with good old fashioned beauty posts (because I still love a good liquid lacquer). Tattooed Tealady is 7 years older - and so am I, so this change is both exciting and long-overdue for me.