I assume nobody is reading this space of mine anymore. That’s okay.
It is all about the microblogging and social medias now isn’t it? Well, not for me it’s not. Not this year anyway.
I’ve cut down on Facebook – curating my feeds to only contain positive and value adding updates, keeping only the joy-sparking stuff, to borrow a line from Marie Kondo’s famous book.
I have deleted Dayre from my phone (one of my favourite apps) because I want to consume with intent. “Consume with intent” – that’s the magic phrase, isn’t it? I am trying to pick up the pieces of my life and mindlessly reading about 100 other people’s daily happenings whether good or bad isn’t really going to help, is it?
I have kept Instagram though, because I can curate what I want to see on my feed – it’s now filled with crafts, beautiful things and sewing stuff.
So after all that, here I am. With my old blog. I am back here because I realise now with this space I don’t have to consume anything mindlessly, cause it’s all mine! I can share without fear of being inundated with for lack of better words, #firstworldproblems that frankly aren’t really amusing or interesting to me anymore. Not to say I’ve lost my sense of humour (maybe I have), but maybe my patience for non-issues have depleted so significantly that I’ve chosen to just not be in their paths.
It’s rather difficult to articulate what’s happening to me and Gareth but suffice to say that the loss of our babies last September has brought a (long time coming in fact) change to us.
Since it happened, we have been seeking ways to fill up the voids which means we have been occupying our time with Liam and various hobbies. We have also been somewhat obsessed with achieving our authentic lives – intellectually, physically and spiritually. Gareth has since lost over 20kgs, I am so proud of him. January hasn’t even ended and I’ve read 3 books. That’s 3 more than in the past few years put together! I am sewing more, painting more and currently trying to pick up yoga (thank you Youtube).
Pity that it took a tragedy to get us finally moving our butts but unfortunately that is what it took. Call these shifts a distraction for the mind if you’re cynical or silver linings if you’re a romantic but for us they are what feels right, right now.
Anyway, I think I will be writing here a lot more, mostly about Liam of course because I’m not done with documenting his developments.
Updates will be sporadic and casual unless I have something proper to share like a recipe, travel post or something.
Thanks nobody for reading. It’s only appropriate to end this update with a picture of my son quietly playing with his trains while I was writing this.
Happy new year.
18 thoughts on “Hello nobody.”
I’m not nobody. I’m still reading your blog. New year, new beginnings. Cliche, but holds true for some – myself included. Positivity moving forward, good mantra.
Keep it up Girl. Have always love your grit and writing :)
Was looking out for your Dayre posts but didn’t see them. Decided to pop over to say hi! Happy new year to you, shaolintiger and Liam!!
You have a reader here. all the best to you :)
Glad to see you back here instead! Jiayou!
Hi Kimberly, I’ve been checking your Dayre since new year and was saddened when I didn’t see any new posts from you. Figured you must be taking a break. I’ve also been checking for new blog posts here in your blog. I’m glad you did. I’ve recently had a miscarriage and I was only 7 weeks pregnant. I find you’re a strong lady and the changes you’re doing to your life now will only make you stronger. I know it’s not easy to go through a miscarriage, but seeing how you’ve done it, I’m looking up to you and hope I’ll be alright too. I even admire how you were able to travel to Europe when Liam was a toddler. I hope I’ll be able to learn from you. Sorry if my comments doesn’t make much sense, I just want you to know that you’re not alone. Take care and hope to read you entries soon.
Looks like I’m gonna have to keep up with your blog now! :) Sending you lots of love and support.
still reading ! :) cheering you and g on in the journey !
Missing you on Dayre, but I’m glad you’re writing here, and spending time with Gareth and Liam. Do share your fav reads with us, maybe on Goodreads? I think of you very often, and pray that you have more moments of happiness than sadness these days. Hugs.
i always open your link when you share it on facebook. Always!
My silence does not means I’m not here.
I have Feedy to keep me informed of your new entries….
Each time I look at that loud Philips clock, you are remembered…..
Took a while to find you after missing you on dayre. Hi again… glad to see you again!
I miss Liam! Sounds like you are soaking in every moment of ur life there which is a good thing!! Take care!!
Hey hey! Just dropping by to say Hi! And a Happy New Year to you and your lovely family! I’m truly admiring the change that you guys made! Pretty sure it’ll make your family stronger than it already has. Perhaps some day I’ll be motivated to do some detox. Take good care!😘😘
I am a silent reader, and I read your Dayre everyday during my lunch break and I have missed it tremendously. I hope you continue to blog, so I have something to read while having my lunch! Do take care.
Hello kim! Found you here as I was wondering why isn’t there any update from you or shaolin on dayre. Just to let you know there are people missing you on dayre :)
Hope you do well with your newfound hobbies.
Look forward to your personal sharing on paleo recipe, sewing etc ^^
Happy CNY to you and your family
I do read your blog
Kimberly, I hope you post more recipes as well. Your photos are well taken, they look very tasty, and they are very inspiring flavors to me – I live in Italy.