No, I’m not talking about my husband and me. (But, yes, we did make it to 17 years of marriage this past week!). I’m actually referring to ALL of us. We made it through 2020. That feels like a real accomplishment, right?! I don’t think any of us could have anticipated how 2020 would turn out, but we made it to the end and it does feel good to leave last year behind and take steps forward.
This year, I hope to bring more content to this little ol’ blog. You may not know this, but I used to have a pretty popular blog back in the day. I was sponsored by big name brands and had no clue what that actually meant. There are many times in my life when I look back and realize that I had missed something big. Well, blogging was one of those things. I used to share printables, schedules, crafts, recipes, and so much more. I had a lot of followers, but, one day, I just up and quit. Not a wise decision… Then started a YouTube channel a few years later. But, I decided to ditch that as well. Will this be one of those decisions I look back upon and regret? Possibly. But it was the right thing to do right now and I have peace about that decision, so I’m going to run with it.
When I left YouTube a few months ago, I knew that I needed a break, but I am also the type of person who likes to be productive and have a thing that I do on the side that is just for me and something that I enjoy. Since YouTube, I have been randomly updating my Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/acommonlife I hope to do more of that this year, too. This week, I sat down and planned out some things I’d like to share on this blog now that I’m not longer filming, editing, uploading videos every week. I love planning and I have some things to share that you are going to enjoy!
And I love writing. I am incredibly out of practice, so cut me some slack while I ease back into it. When I was blogging almost daily, it was nothing for me to put together a post in minutes. That is no longer the case. But that’s ok. I enjoy this and I will do my best to keep up with it and share my wisdom from over a decade of homeschooling and fifteen years of parenting. Saying that makes me feel old. And I’m turning 40 in a few months, so that doesn’t help either.
So, let’s make this a great year! I wish you many blessings, true peace, and much joy.