Ever since I started this blog back in the spring of 2004, I've never taken a real break from writing. While I may not post daily, I've blogged CityMama regularly for over four years.
Now comes the time where I find that I need to step away for a couple of weeks while I tend to other things, namely: back-to-school stuff (Bunny heads to first grade this week), celebrating my 14th wedding anniversary, my job (hiring 30 more bloggers for Savvy Source), holding down the MOMocrats fort while half of our talented writers attend the DNC in Denver, and really enjoying Labor Day weekend by not working.
I'm so happy to be taking this break. I know it's cliche, but it some ways CityMama feels like a third child. Even while I doing other things, I know it needs tending and loving attention and that can be a distraction (sometimes, unwelcome) for me.
While I'm away, I've lined up two week's worth of my favorite bloggers to house-sit for me. I hope you don't mind. This is another thing I've never done before, but just as I wouldn't leave my baby alone for two weeks, leaving my blog untended for that long seems...well, kind of sad. And lonely. The topic I gave the bloggers is "The 80's" and I told them that anything goes. What they came up with is amazing.
I'm a sentimental person by nature, and have been feeling a little nostalgic for that decade lately. Maybe it's because 80's fashion has been everywhere in your face lately. It might also because my 20th high-school reunion came and went last year. (Me attend? Um, no.) Could it also be that I'm a year and change away from turning 40? That might have something to do with it. Whatever the reason, the 80's have been on my mind.
The 80's encompassed my junior high to early college years. Needless to say, that was a pretty formative time. It was all boys and music and school. Sometimes in that order. It was also about first jobs and self-discovery and learning about what's important in life. Or starting to, anyway. It's these themes that my guests have covered without any prompting from me. I read their submissions and was blown away. So much so in fact, that I've been thinking that this series needs to be a book.
We'll kick things off tomorrow and I hope you enjoy spending the next two weeks reliving the 80's with my blog friends. I'll see you in September!