To say I am delayed in this post wouldn’t even be right. This was from fall last year. Whoops. But this was such a fun trip I still wanted share it.
We have been traveling a little more with the kids lately and I want to write about it more. We are in this sweet spot where they are old enough to do stuff and we can ALL actually have fun. We also have been doing some fun local things that I want to share about as well.
But back to Kalahari.
We had planned a mid-September trip back to Marco Island, Florida, but Hurricane Irma forced us to cancel our trip.
We really couldn’t fly any where on the Gulf Coast and not be in Irma’s way. We thought about somewhere sunny on the West Coast but it would have been probably been twice as expensive. We heard good things about Kalahari in The Poconos, Pennsylvania and decided to go for it!
I’ve been wrestling with what I’m about to write for a few years now. But this month for some reason I’ve found the clarity and courage to say what I’ve been feeling but unable to express.
It’s time for me to be open about the fact that I have outgrown a few major aspects of this blog. Perhaps it’s become really obvious to everyone else. I still have to write this down though.
Ever since I had Austin things started to feel a little different (I hear motherhood will do that).
Many of the posts I wrote became difficult to complete. They felt forced and I was less satisfied with the final results. I didn’t get that same feeling of creative release and accomplishment. It felt more like a chore.
The hardest part of the upkeep and forced writing were the Jell-O shot recipes. Which is most definitly why it was so difficult to stop or better yet …. change. This was the profitable part.
The book deal that came right after I had Austin. The exposure and adoration from well known publishers. It felt as if it was too late to give that up. I had responsibilities to be this “person.” To sell books. To be the brand.
But it’s painfully obvious that I’m just not this girl in this picture anymore with vodka soaked gummy bears in my hair.