Unscheduled: An Apology
While I’m pretty good at making decisions and upholding boundaries, I still have a lot to learn when it comes to informing others of those decisions. My brain is usually going a mile a minute, but I rarely want to drag anyone else along for the ride. The result: it presents as this habit of retreating into my shell without warning. I’m that person who leaves the party when I’m ready to go, without announcing their departure. You only get news from me when you ask for it, and even then, I can be reserved about what I share.
With that being said, it is incredibly unfair of me to make decisions that impact the High, Mom! project without informing the (few, adored, amazing, wonderful) people that support it from a distance. While I have every right to take breaks from the internet for as long or as often as I need, you also have a right to the knowledge that it is happening. I’ve failed at respecting that right so far, and for that, I am sorry.
I get warm fuzzy feelings from every single Instagram comment, e-mail, or message that I receive from the little community surrounding High, Mom!, and the last thing I would ever want is to seem unappreciative of that support. You guys are beyond amazing - Even during my unannounced flounces, you continue to check in, check the blog, and wait patiently with nothing but understanding for the way I run this thing. Seriously, you could hold me a little more accountable to my own schedule… But I appreciate the softness with which you accept me and my flaws, anyway.
I know I say it every time, but I mean it. I’ll be back. I promise.
Aleshia (The High Mom)