Ever since I let it be public knowledge that Andreas and I are expecting, I thought that the blogging would pick up immediately! I’d finally told my news, now I could write freely again, right?! Except that I forgot about what happens to a blog when the blogger undergoes some sort of huge life change. I’ve had vague ideas for posts, but dismiss them sometimes as “too pregnancy” or “too baby-y.” I know some of the people who read this blog aren’t really interested in all that stuff, and don’t want me go to into any sort of detail. I wavered on starting a new blog just for the pregnancy and baby thing, but the truth is, it didn’t work. Guys, my life is changing, and so is this blog.
I want to feel free to post updates about how stuff is going. I want to talk about how weird it is that all the baby research and reading I’ve done is suddenly null and void because we’re raising a baby in Denmark, and apparently you can’t get the same stuff here. I want to talk about being nervous or being hormonal or being completely overwhelmed about what’s happening in six months. I want to talk about my petty dilemma over whether or not to find out the sex of the baby next month.
And so I’m going to. Because if I don’t, I probably won’t blog much at all. Not that all of the posts will be baby-centric, but I know that once I get the blog rolling, it’ll inspire more of the other posts! The ones that I used to write, about baking, and being an immigrant, and my knitting adventures. When I first started blogging, I had the same mini-crisis. I didn’t know what type of blog to be. Should I be a food blog? Or a crafty blog? Or a feelings blog? And then I just said to myself “write whatever you want.” And I did. And it’s worked. Someone always reads what I write, and even if they don’t, that doesn’t mean they won’t read the next post. So I’m officially giving myself free reign to write about whatever I want to write about, and I’m hoping the lack of inhibitions will give me a little bit more inspiration, and I can get an American Hermit Crab in Denmark back on track!