07 Feb I was absent for a reason
Hello! Just in case you’ve been reading my blog and have wondered where I’ve gone, this my post to explain. If you haven’t been reading my blog or haven’t been wondering where I’ve been, this is still my blog to explain it. Hehe. I only realized the subject matter doesn’t actually change after typing my sentence 😉
I’m still here, I can still write and I haven’t forgotten my password. The first reason for my absence is a happy one: I’m preggo! We found out last October and kept it a bit mum for a while. I was off to a rough start which is really the reason I couldn’t get myself to blog. I experienced spotting for a while and was nauseated for a few weeks leaving me indisposed. I didn’t experience both symptoms during my first round so I was thrown off.
Thankfully, all is well now, no more spotting nor nausea and my energy is back up as I’m on my 21st week and second trimester. I’m pretty much the same ol’ me with a belly, again! 😉 As I write this blog I’m a bit nervous for tomorrow’s ultrasound which will tell us if we’re having a boy or a girl.
The other reason that I haven’t written though is because I experienced a bit of a rut. Maybe it was the hormones plus the bed rest which caused me to be disinterested, but I will admit that each time I thought about writing about beauty or makeup I could not see the point. It felt irrelevant, when a media outlet was gunned down. It seems trivial, inconsequential and impertinent to write about cosmetics when 44 of my countrymen’s lives were lost in a day.
I suppose any tragic news would keep me from writing a beauty-related entry because every day, everywhere, there is misfortune. Some are just not as highly-publicized as others. To be honest I still have no clear cut resolution for blogging about fleeting things in the face of injustice and affliction and until I do, I won’t write a half-baked reason. I’ll let myself mull it out but I can at least promise to keep on writing because I’ve personally found that healing, clarity of thought and understanding comes when one continues daily living in the midst of tragedy.
It’s a bit of a heavy thought which may be incoherent with my interface but I figure, there’s no point in keeping my real thoughts to myself because “it doesn’t fall in the category of my blog”. Hopefully, somehow, it adds something to your life. Here’s one of my favorite verses to end my entry:
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 ESV
While we try to make sense of the injustices, let’s live justly in every way we can.