You may have noticed that I have not published a post in a while. Well, I have a confession to make. I haven’t been to many beer events or hung out with my brewery buddies in quite a few weeks so there was not much to write about. In fact, I have not had beer (or any alcoholic beverages) in over six weeks. No, I did not join AA or make some crazy New Year’s resolution. Right before Christmas I found out that I’m pregnant! It was a bit of a surprise and among all of the normal first-time mom anxieties (Will I be a good parent? Can we afford this?) there was also the question of what would become of my blog. I do want to continue; I love being a part of the Chicago craft beer scene and supporting both the established breweries and the up-and-coming breweries that will just continue to make our city’s craft beer scene better. But there are other considerations that are taking up a lot of time lately. I have been extremely fortunate this year and truly enjoyed writing my blog, meeting everyone, and supporting the Chicago craft beer scene. This is not a good-bye but I will be on a bit of a hiatus.
While I typically would publish one post a week, I will not be holding myself to that requirement any longer. There is so much other stuff to think about now like buying a house, getting a nursery ready, and sleeping. Lots and lots of sleeping. I’m averaging two naps a day now, in addition to a full eight hours through the night. Do the math. That’s a lot of sleep! Hopefully now that I am in the second trimester I will start getting some of my energy back.
And now that the morning (noon and night) sickness has gotten better and I no longer feel like I am going to die a slow and painful death, I am trying to venture out to a few events or hang out at beer bars. I’ve found that I do not miss the beer drinking that much, but I do miss the community and my friends. I hope I am still accepted even though I am not partaking. Look at it this way: more beer for you! I hope to see everyone around! Cheers!