Every now and again I do a little Whole30 to reset my healthy eating habits, and it does the trick for awhile, before I slide blissfully back into Sugarville and need to do it again. I wonder if it is the same with home internet access. I went thirty days without it, and I have to admit that I wasn't scrambling to get online as much as I thought I would be. It was connected yesterday morning, and I haven't shown up here until today is nearly done. And honestly? I'm just here so the kids and I can go to Paris. I can't book a lap child from the app on my phone. It turns out that real life wins over internet life most of the time.
We are still waiting on the funds transfer we need to purchase furniture. We are still waiting on the things we shipped by sea to be delivered. We are not waiting on getting comfortable in our new city. Slowly but surely, this feels like normal life. (Though I'll be honest that, given that my life thus far has usually included a sofa, our home life isn't as normal as I'm accustomed to.)
I feel like this time we've had with less communication with the outside world has been really good for me. I love all our friends and family dearly, but it was a treat to focus on our little family mostly, to give all the time and energy that might have been spent on communication to settling in and getting everyone comfortable. It's felt like a vacation of sorts, or at least a vacation for introverts.
There are so many things I want to write about. They've been piling up, really, all these thoughts to share. This is, I think, what will bring me back here the most, that I simply have things that I feel are worth passing on. I've been reading so much wisdom. Zinashi has been challenging me to think deeper and harder about so many things. I've got stuff to say. So while I hope I won't sink as far into my attraction to the internet as I had sunk before, I will show up here more often than I have been.
See you soon.