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01 May 2013 @ 02:42 pm
Forcing it back  
I'm trying to force my way back into LJ. The idea: any time I check my friends-list, I take 5 minutes to write about whatever. I'm doing it now. Suddenly, I am nervous and have no idea what to write. Something of significance?

I wanted to share some old posts with an LJ-friend, so I went through koliko. I must be my own biggest fan, because I couldn't stop reading! I found my own old blog to be quite engaging, so that was what brought me to the idea that I must keep it up, even if it's not in the shape that I want it to take. My time will come. Wait, didn't I say that, like, years ago? :)

It's been a really good past couple of years for me and for the family (I hope). After 3 years in Minsk, I realized I finally liked where we ended up. Lots of small but happy and positive developments. 2012 was really great. Nothing spectacular by common measures, but things like the Baptism of our Masha that took almost a year to happen and then unfolded like the most fabulous fairy tale. Three weeks at the Black Sea with my mom, the kids, Alex joining us at the end. Unforgettable. Many many great PEOPLE, books, podcasts (yeah!), blogs that literally changed my life. I feel that I am on a path to something *good*, more than I've ever felt it before. For a while there life was just sort of sweeping me away to places I may not have wanted to be, but went there anyway. Now I am dipping my toes into the *I* rule life attitude and it's starting to fit. I think I am recovering from an illness that was inflicted on me long long time ago. Not there yet but I see the light :)

Five Minutes are up.
 
 
 
vasha_alenka: niagara userpicvasha_alenka on May 1st, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you back and happy to read your happy post!!!
Olisko: Handolisko on May 2nd, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ol'chik! Hope your sleep troubles fade away soon enough. Hugs.
Хозяйка медной горыkniazhna on May 1st, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!
Olisko: Handolisko on May 2nd, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks. How has motherhood been treating you?
Хозяйка медной горыkniazhna on May 5th, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
It's alright :) Hectic is the word :)
Ellen: filingellen_ on May 1st, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Не пропадай :)
Olisko: Handolisko on May 2nd, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
Love.
fly girl: PPGirlzvuv on May 1st, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
glad to see you back. like the five-minute rule. (me, i have the opposite problem these days, nothing is too mundane to post about, it seems. i think it's already been 10 years of posting? i should go check.)

the Black Sea... :))))
Olisko: Handolisko on May 2nd, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
The Black Sea... I finally made it there :))) Unlike your parents, mine never bothered to do a vacation.

the 5 minute rule is cool. let's hope it works for me.
fly girlzvuv on May 7th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
we did it twice. otherwise we just always went to our grandparents' dacha in Krizhovka--of my grandparents, only one was born in a "mestechko" (razed during WWII), everyone else was a town/city person. (have you ever been to Krizhovka, on the Molodechno line??? i miss that place so much more than Minsk.)
Oliskoolisko on May 17th, 2013 12:40 pm (UTC)
Hi! No, never heard of Krizhovka, but now it's on my "to visit" list! I do know Molodechno line though. It's very scenic and pretty, especially right now. It's beautiful around Minsk with all the hills and little villages/town scattered about. Much prettier than my native Brest region I have to say.
k_gaff: gafk_gaff on May 1st, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
Good to see you here!
I'm also trying to get back to posting but I'm mostly whining - to get it out of my system :-)
ailatanie: capailatanie on May 2nd, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
Reading this post makes me want to have a third child and try being a SAHM. Your happiness is palpable.
angerona: Running foxangerona on May 2nd, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
nice to see you here, and a great update!

Three weeks at Black Sea with your mom sound pretty heavenly (especially by our vacation standards).