You may have noticed I’ve been inactive on the blog for a few months (ok, you probably didn’t but anyway…)
That was intentional. It’s been a repetitive pattern in the last few years that Spring is extremely busy in the Basham house. I don’t want to call it chaotic, because I feel like I’ve learned to manage it fairly well, but BUSY.
2 kids in baseball, 1 in gymnastics, and a toddler that has to be toted to all of these activities. If you haven’t parented a 14-month-old in a while, let me refresh your memory. They disappear in a millisecond. They put everything in their mouth. They climb bleachers. They fall. They cry the second you stop them from something that is sure to kill them.
My husband just returned from a 10-day overseas trip, and I am leaving next week for a 7-day conference. There’s family gatherings at Easter, graduations, end of school activities. Two of my kids and my husband have birthdays.
Another not so insignificant fact, the previous owner of our four-acre property was a master gardener. We have two beautiful flower gardens surrounding our house. Sounds dreamy, right? Well, let me just tell you the time required to keep up our property in the spring is no joke. Hours of labor are required just to make it look like someone still lives here.
Then we start our vegetable garden which also requires a lot of initial attention.
All that to say I’ve learned to prepare myself for the busyness of Spring because truthfully I enjoy all of these activities, I really do. I watched my son hit his first over-the-fence home run this year. My daughter is progressing in her gymnastics class. We weeded the garden just enough it doesn’t look scary and I can sit and enjoy my coffee outside under our pergola.
I’ve learned a lot blogging over the last year and creating a post for me is so much easier now than it was initially, but it still requires a lot of time. I intentionally took March and April off to focus on other things.
I also spent some time reflecting on how the blog has done, what I’ve accomplished with it, and what I want to do with it. I received so much positive feedback on the health and nutrition post, and these are also the post that drew a lot of questions. I was getting requests to help people with their personal nutrition and meal planning.
All of this was very exciting and I really wanted to help. But that’s a problem of mine… I get excited about way too many things and subsequently commit to way too many things.
I then thought, what if I make a course or a program that anyone can use it? I started working on this and quickly realized it would be a significant undertaking. The only way I could justify the time required to do it well was to make a product to charge for it. Which I didn’t have a problem with, and started looking into how to do this well with either an ebook or webinar.
Something changed once I started doing this. No one here is a stranger to the nutrition and fitness industry, even if you don’t realize it. It’s everywhere. And truthfully, most of the advice, products, and services offered out there are completely B.S. They prey on people’s insecurities (usually their weight) and have no scientific backing. I knew what I had to offer was good, but at this time I just didn’t have the time and energy to do what it takes to enter this market. An honestly, it took the fun out of it for me.
I did learn a lot about online businesses, digital product, etcetera and have actually launched another little side project that isn’t nutrition-related and I’m having a blast with that.
But for Village Farm Life, I have at least for now decided to change focus a little.
You can expect to see a continued post about health and nutrition. This is a passion of mine and I want to share valuable information about health and wellness that cuts through all the B.S. This may look like more recipes, cooking tips, meal plans, and some education pieces.
You can expect to see more projects around our farmhouse, as this is a creative outlet for both me and my husband.
You can expect to see more post about parenting, as I’ve come to realize over the last year and especially the last few months, being open and vulnerable in this area, and willing to connect with others is necessary for moms and families to know they’re not alone.
Thank you all for supporting me over the last year. I hope you stick around and enjoy the new vibes of the blog. I’m hopeful it won’t feel so “commercial” and more like your friend, who happens to be a nutritionist, sharing with you over coffee or lunch.
Cheers to a happy Spring for all of you!