Oooooooh boy. I've been wavering on posting an update like this because I don't do a ton of personal posts and I wasn't sure exactly how things would shape up, but it seems it's time I poke my head up and fill you lovelies in.
For some reason, since the beginning of the year things have been insane. Between my family (my boys and Hubs) and my extended family (siblings and mom), so much has gone on just since Christmas that my head is still reeling. I feel like right now is the tipping point for so many things (things I'm not going to get into great detail about) as well as the transitional period for other things. For example, for those of you that follow me on twitter you may or may not know that I have a younger brother who happens to be special needs. I've been very involved in his education for a long time now (given my background working in this field and of course having grown up as his older sibling) and it's a struggle. It's a struggle for any family that advocates for their special needs family member--trust me. We're currently seeking new placement for him as his current placement has proved to not be what we need for him after 3 years and it's a battle for many reasons. This is taking a lot of time out of my life between meetings I attend alongside my mom in my home state (I drive down for them), phone conversations with my mom discussing upcoming or past meetings, etc. Additionally, we have some medical concerns about one of my sons (my older guy) that we're addressing that will take time to get past one way or the other. Then there's a billion other things on top of "normal" life stuff and work. As a result, Hubs and I are running around like crazy 24/7.
It's sad to say, but my blog has had to take a backseat on many occasions because in the grand scheme of things, family comes first. I want so badly to be able to continue to connect with you all as frequently as possible, but it's just not always possible. Hopefully this won't inspire most of you to stop visiting my blog now and again even though I probably won't be posting daily for a while. I have some upcoming posts I'm pretty excited about that I think you'll enjoy along with a giveaway I'm going to hold on my blog's facebook page, so definitely watch for that!
Hubs and I are still dedicated to continuing to develop and expand Beauty Pop Shop and our nail polish racks as well as his carpentry company--Blockhead Designs. We've gotten such a great response and been so well received from the get-go, which has been amazing!
I guess I'm just having to prioritize a bit more than usual, which is kind of nutty given how crazy my life was before all of this "extra" stuff erupted. I wanted to let you all know so that you don't wonder or feel let down that I'm not quite as active as I have been for the last year. My goal is to eventually get to that place, but life has this crazy way of having a mind of its own. All I can think of right now is the song...
Que sera sera,
Whatever will be, will be,
The future's not ours to see,
Que sera sera,
What will be, will be...
I guess that's where I'm going to stop my rambling for tonight. I've got to get up and get ready early tomorrow to drive down to Mass for another meeting for my brother that is pretty critical. I hope you are all doing well and that 2012 is treating you well! Hopefully I'll "see" you around and maybe connect with you on facebook or twitter.