I’m Back and I Got You a Giftcard

There are many different configurations of words I could put together to start this post in the new year.

Like why I haven’t blogged in forever or how busy I’ve been or tell you stories about my show or December craziness or Christmas or New Year’s or the time that we let our son have his first sleep over and he slept better away from home than at home. (Which is so, so frustrating.)

I’ve gotten so behind in my writing life that I’m not sure how to even pick it back up. Then I felt like I needed to write something amazing before I came back…but the words for that never came.

And I definitely thought I’d be back to writing once my son’s school was back in session but then it’s been cancelled this week because it was cold. I’m not even kidding. No rain, no snow, just cold outside. Longest winter break ever.

So here I am, back with a post. It’s kind of like I went on vacation but all I brought back for you was this lousy t-shirt. Sorry.

Over the past few weeks (months) of hiatus from blogging Elated Exhaustion celebrated it’s two year anniversary. When I started this blog I was full of words and stories and it was all I could do to keep up with the words as they flowed through my mind and out of my fingertips. I never could have imagined not being able to find words to write.

Even though I’ve been terrible at it lately, this blog is still such a special space for me. I very much appreciate all of you who come to read the words I write in this small space…even when I forget to write them.

So to honor you, and in my annual blogiversary tradition, I am giving away a $25 Starbucks giftcard and a chocolate bar. I wish I could have a chat with all of you over tea and chocolate.

Obviously, my New Year’s Resolution needs to be to keep up with blogging. While I work on that, you can enter below to win. Good luck and I hope to catch up with all of you soon!

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  1. Welcome back to blogging. Starbucks gift card? Yes, please.
    Described your blog in one word? Hopeful. You exude a positive attitude.
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  2. Heart.
    There are so many bloggers out there who write for others and not themselves. You my dear, you write for you. You write from that sweet spot that draws me in every time and I hope that you continue to do that. That is what makes your blog (and you) unique and a dime a dozen.
    And welcome back. I’m back too. I needed a break :) xoxo
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    • Thank you so, so much. I am so glad you keep coming back; you do not realize how much your words in my small little space mean to me. So glad we have connected in this blogging world and that “time off” doesn’t change the significance of our “time in.” xo
      PS- I am so glad you won! Hope you enjoyed the Starbucks. :)
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  3. This is exactly what’s in my head:

    “Then I felt like I needed to write something amazing before I came back…but the words for that never came.”

    So my New Year’s Resolution is to stop listening to my head.
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  4. Describe your blog in one word…BRAVE! You are so honest and don’t hold back. That makes you brave! Love you Julia!

  5. One word? Enlightening. As a new mom, it’s great to connect through your stories and keep up with your sweet little family.

  6. kellie rose wilson says:

    inspirational! “:)


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