We’re preparing to add a second kiddo to our household. In a few weeks’ time, we’ll be bringing a new baby into this world. That means this coming Fall and Winter of 2018 will be a lot of newborn madness, alongside the extra bonus of having a very active toddler lighting up our lives. Going through this again has given me time to reflect.
Instead of taking maternity leave, I’m simply taking leave from writing on this blog, indefinitely. I’ve written on this blog for over eight years, and it’s time for me to take a break.
I’ll be on hiatus from blogging regularly here for the next six months, and I’m going to use the time to evaluate whether or not to stop blogging here entirely.
My hunch is that it’s time to edit life, as always, and harness my energy towards my next projects.
Over the last few years, I’ve added a lot to my life: in 2013, I took the leap to move to New York, go full-time with my solo-preneurship journey. In 2014, I married the love of my life. My first kid joined us in 2016, and our second kid is joining us very soon in 2018. In 2016, I started a company, and I now host a weekly podcast all about women, work, and leadership. In addition, I added columns at Forbes and Inc as part of my regular writing routine.
It’s time to cut back.
If you want to stay in touch, I’ll be publishing a new podcast each week, which I’d love to have you follow along with.
In preparing for maternity leave as an early-days entrepreneur, I am focused on making sure my podcast—the number one driver of community and conversation for Startup Pregnant—will still be released weekly. Due to the power of batching content in advance, I have nearly six months worth of episodes ready to schedule out while I recover from the massive work that is childbirth and the bleary days that are postpartum sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, and physical recovery.
My plan is to continue to write my monthly newsletter with a round-up of my podcast and article links, so if you’re subscribed on my newsletter, you’ll still get my once-monthly round up. If you’ve been an occasional grazer and reader of my blog and want to stay in touch, sign up for my newsletter here so that I can send you an email when I publish new essays. I won’t be publishing any longer on the blog, but I will send a monthly email with a round-up. The only way to get it is to subscribe.
For now, blog, you’ve been so good to me. I’m forever grateful to you, and I’m off to pour milk into a new baby, get far too sleep deprived for my own mental sanity, recover from child birth as best I can, give my energy to a new set of writing projects, and interview for hours on my podcast. With love, always. Thanks for being with me on this journey.—
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