It’s the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend. It’s 4:30ish PM, and I’m sitting on the couch in our living room listening to Friends in the background on TBS. I’ve been so busy today, that I am heating up frozen Ore Ida fries that I crammed way back into the freezer weeks ago for a blog post, because I was so busy I forgot to eat lunch. #reallife
I have all of the blinds open, and it’s bright and fresh feeling inside Casa de Crews. For the first time in months, I feel relaxed. And then I had this thought, “When was the last time I was sitting on the couch this time of day, just because?” Typically this time of year, and this time of day, I’m chasing the natural light trying to get the perfect shot for a photo. Then it’s time to edit the photos, and write up some content.
Like most bloggers, I began this site for funsies. It was just a place to make new friends, and find other newlyweds like me. That was almost six years ago (wow). In the last three years, I have slowly grown this blog from a fun place as a hobby, to a part-time job, to now a full-time job. In addition to the full-time corporate job I have, and my events business on the side.
Two years ago I really started to pour my heart and soul into turning Casa de Crews into a side hustle. Around the same time, we started helping to raise our six-year old nephew while my husband was going to law school.
I would say around that time is the last time I can remember wholeheartedly enjoying my life. I don’t mean that against anyone. That was just a time when our life went from busy, to #icantbreathe half the time. We stopped helping with nephew (circumstances changed on their side), but life did not slow down. If anything, somehow it got busier.
And look, I get it. We are all busy, and so I try to be reallllllly conscious of not complaining about being busy. But most days lately, I’m just trying to make it through the day.
I’ve gained an extra 10lbs for every year life got more crazy. (10 + 10 = 20 for anyone who needs some help there), and I feel like I have lost sight of this blog.
What do I want from it? What do YOU want from it? It started as lifestyle site for my random thoughts, and Tampa adventures. Then my husband went to law school, and I had to meal-prep for the two of us, and this blog evolved into food. Now…now, I think it needs to be about balance and finding myself again. I hope you’ll continue to follow along. xo