The Introvert Expat SAHM Diaries

I Was Sane When I Was Blogging

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Hello sexy WordPressers! 👋

I’m baaaack! And this time, I mean it. Yessiree, I do.

Oh you have no idea how many times I tried to start a “new” blog, because I thought that this would be best after a very long hiatus.

But today, the thought occurred to me: why not just pick off where I left? And so here I am 🥳

I don’t know if you’re still interested in the ups and downs of an introvert expat SAHM, but I really missed talking to y’all. I’m a person who thinks a lot, overanalyzes almost everything, gets in her own way … but prior to the hiatus, this was not a problem at all. Because it just meant more to share with you and, because I was putting it out for the world to see, I was also forced to frame everything in as positive a way as I could. Which in turn had a positive effect on me personally.

So when I stopped blogging, oooooh boy, let’s just say I became somewhat of an emotional hothead! Without a safe place to “dump” my ruminations, and without the impetus to look for the silver lining I became, let’s just say, annoying. To myself most of all, because I didn’t want to be like that. Now I’ve come to realize that blogging is very much like journaling but with the added responsibility of restraining the negative bent your thoughts can sometimes have if you allow them to go on unchecked.

Also, when I was blogging I cared about stuff. I cared about reading good books, about exercising, about trying new things, about my mismatched eyebrows, about this and about that … it’s like being excited about life because you have friends to share it with. When I stopped blogging it’s as if I also fell into a rut. I did try a few things but overall, I’d say that without the perspective of a narrator, things just weren’t as exciting.

I don’t know if I’m making any sense but, that’s how it feels to me.

Today also my baby turns 4 years old and I think it’s high time to start adding more things into my life. Yes, I am still a slave to this adorable tyrant, but things are not so chaotic and unpredictable anymore, a routine has started to emerge.

So yeah, I’m excited to be back. I look forward to our upcoming (and cathartic) “chats” aaand, you know, I just want you all to know that I appreciate you for being here, for spending a bit of your valuable time to read my story. This thought just makes life more interesting … is that crazy? 😄

I’ll soon be back for more ❤️

13 thoughts on “I Was Sane When I Was Blogging”

  1. Welcome back! Are you still in Malaysia, or Indonesia, or somewhere? How has Covid 19 affected life where you live? For me, I get a bit down sometimes because my normal activities of getting out once in a while have been on hold.

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    1. Hello Bea! How are you?! I think of you too when I think of blogging 😄 ❤️ Yes, I am still in Indonesia, the city where I live is fortunately not that much affected in the sense that we never make it to the national news, thank God 🙏 Activities are back to somewhat-normal now, we’ve never really experienced stringent lockdown measures too, come to think of it. Also, grateful for the sunny clime because apparently, it helps keep the virus at bay! I hope things are looking up now from where you are 🙂

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  2. Ya, I can identify with a lot of what you’re saying here. Blogging has been good for my mental health and overall outlook as well. It’s a huge relief to have an outlet and people to share your life with in a way that feels natural. (I’m not a big talker but I do like to slow down, think deeply, and write.) Blessings 😁 and I hope you enjoy this time back at your blog.

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    1. Oh my goodness Emma, I am floored! Really?!! ❤️❤️❤️ Aww, that just makes me want to do a happy dance! Wait! … Ok Coldplay & BTS’ “My Universe” is playing, I’m on it! 😁💃💃

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    1. Hello! 😊 Thank you so much for the warm reception 🙏 I missed this so much (the interaction) – I can’t believe I made some friends just putting my thoughts out there but, I did! 😁❤️ I feel blessed!

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    1. Oh my goodness Ginny! 😃 How are you? I think of you when I think of blogging 😁 Well, sometimes when I think of my IG crochet account too 😁 Anyways, thank you for the warm reception, I very much appreciate it ❤️

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