Well hello there! Long time no talk! I have to say, when I postponed my blog post in March 2020, I never imagined it would take me this long to re-enter this space again. With the impact of the pandemic, a heightened awareness to social justice and racial inequalities, expansive wildfires last summer, political turmoil, and the rollout of the COVID vaccines, I never found the “right” time to return to posting on Que Sera Sarah. Throughout my pregnancy, I wrote many potential posts, but could never hit that “publish” button for a number of reasons. Above all, it came back to avoiding a sense of self-centeredness and drawing attention to myself and topics that seemed unimportant compared to current events. I didn’t want to take up space that wasn’t mine to occupy. It always came back to “who would care what I have to say?” Over the last few months, I’ve felt that creative draw to get back to writing. When I first started this blog, the intent was to “reach as many people as possible” and become more “visible” on social media. To be honest, I’ve changed over the last couple years. I don’t want this blog to be about a selfish narrative or pushing BS products that you don’t need. I truly want this to be a creative outlet. I guess what I’m trying to say is you won’t see me making goofy TikTok videos to tell you what to buy at the Nordstrom sale, haha. I miss writing and I feel like I need a sense of purpose outside of being a mom. So here we are! //
On a lighter note… Let’s catch up! Since the last time I posted on QSS (September 2019, yeesh), we moved into a house outside of Seattle, adopted a goldendoodle puppy named Calvin, said goodbye to our sweet kitty, Gatsby, navigated pregnancy during a pandemic, and gave birth to the most perfect little boy. I got my COVID vaccine while pregnant and feel very strongly about empowering women to make health decisions based on science and facts. I can’t wait to return to a more normal version of our lives. I’m not sure where this blog will take me from here on out, but I hope you’ll continue to follow along, especially as we start exploring the world again! //
So, what can you expect to see on QSS in the future? Yummy recipes, pregnancy and motherhood, family life, health and wellness, fitness, etc. I hope to make it a little of everything! Before the initial lockdown last spring, I had prepared a doozy of a wedding blog I hope I can share with you too. I’ve also had lots of friends, family, and acquaintances reach out about getting the COVID vaccine while pregnant, or just in general, so you’ll probably see stories detailing my experience with that as well. At some point, I would love to share Leo’s birth story (but do people actually read those? lol). I can’t wait to start this journey… again! //
Thank you for being here!
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