Four days. We were in four days of sick-cabin-fever, Momma's-back's-been-out, haven't-worked-out, missed-ballet, missed-preschool, Momma's-gonna-lose-her-mind hay-ull. And I will be the first to tell you that it's pathetic that this makes me sad and blah because it's REALLY NOT THAT LONG at all and people have it so much worse. It was just such a screeching halt to our normal life that it was so....exhausting. In a lazy'ing around on the couch way.
ANYWAY. We were 24 hours fever-free, had our first night where Em slept straight through and felt awesome this morning--so I dropped her off at school today (girl was begging to go) with a hop in my step. Because. Well, duh.
I came home and made myself a big breakfast (after putting Lucy down for a nap), and brewed another cup of coffee--and breathed. Alone at last.
I have always been the type to entertain a sponsored post here and there. As in, once every few months. I truly think that in balance, it's ok. And if not in balance, then that's your choice and if I don't like it, I don't have to read. But lately--it just doesn't feel right anymore. I think, it's just--I have finally decided that I don't really have the desire to do it at all.
It feels inauthentic to me. It feels like work (and I guess it is). And I really don't like it. I got picked to do something that involved free diapers. FREE DIAPERS. And not only free diapers, but a hundred bucks on the side. And I wrote them back and just said I'm sorry, but I couldn't do it anymore. If it gave me a weird feeling in my gut to fake that I like a certain brand of diapers when I really don't? Then I'm not ok with that.
It's really important to me to stay true to myself. I'm just too dang honest to lie for a buck.
So just know that if--whenever I do a sponsored ANYTHING (which is super duper rarely--I'd rather just not, and ramble about nothing all the time), it is with great thought and Do I Actually Like This, and serious contemplation. Because if not it feels yucky inside and I just don't do that. K?
Personally, I don't care to make a dime from writing here and thankfully anything extra from this blog was always just that, extra. My head and heart has changed so much in that area over the last year, and for me (not judging anyone else), it's for the better.
No pressure is good for me. Being honest and true to myself, well, that's a no brainer.
I know this is an area people could talk about all day. I'm curious to know your thoughts about it, though. Do you appreciate when a blog you love to read stays away from sponsored-typed-freebie-giveaway type posts? Or do you like it in balance?
Be honest. I like honest. I don't like mean, however.