So this is a post to both update you so you have a sense of what will happen and also serve as a bit of a confession.
MATERNITY LEAVE PLANS
I keep getting questions about what my maternity leave is going to look like and the truth is (here’s part one of the confession): I have no idea.
I will be taking some time off when the baby is here so I can fully disconnect and focus on him and our new family dynamic. (Not to mention personally recover from whatever the birth ends up looking like.)
Leading up to this point, I had fully intended on working right up until he was here and then taking time off. Especially since I have no idea when he’ll come, I figured I’d just work until I went into labor and then call it. The reality is that since my life largely dictates what happens on my blog, I’m struggling to keep things fresh… I don’t really want to shoot outfit/clothes content because I feel wasteful buying dresses I’ll only wear for a couple more weeks… (Plus, I just am not feeling 100% up for even taking photos of myself at this stage of the pregnancy.) We’re not traveling or venturing too far from the house while we wait. I’m not even really doing much besides cleaning and nesting like crazy at home– so much laundry!
I have my content calendar scheduled for the next week or so, and then….. we’ll see.
I think what’s most likely is a sunsetting of posts. Instead of getting up a post every single day, I might just pop on and off depending on what I have to say and share.
And then when baby is here, I will probably still have 1-2 scheduled posts a week plus a scattering of some guest posts from friends, but nothing crazy! (Anyone you want to see do a guest post or topic covered?!) I’m incredibly grateful to be in a position where I can take my time recovering and spend time quality time with my baby and family. It’s nice to know I can pivot and change my mind at any point without having to run it by anyone. I’m also grateful Mike has great parental leave from his job, and that when he is working it’s largely from home now for all hands on deck!
Honestly, I already feel that my priorities are shifting and as someone who usually can’t sleep without having blog posts and campaigns queued up and scheduled…. I really believe the important thing right now isn’t work. So that’s what I’m going with 🥰