A lot of people assume I write less for this blog "because I'm married now."
It's the excuse many make when their friends suddenly seem less available, less likely to share personal stories, or suddenly averse to over-sharing.
Of course, I'll admit to seeing a steep decline in my updates since I stopped dating, but blaming that on marriage feels like a cop out - because it's more than that.
Looking back on the last year or so I can see a million different reasons for fewer updates and none of them directly relate to being in a relationship.
Let's face it - dating is equally awesome and terrifying. The stories we get to tell when we're kissed by quivering lips or called incessantly from someone we hadn't even hugged goodbye make for much more interesting tales than "Oh my god, I hit up Target this weekend for a new ironing board!"
But is that because of marriage - or the simple fact we're aging? Our lives are more mundane as we get a little older, living the 9-5 lifestyle, and finding ourselves too busy immersed in our vacations to post updates about them on Facebook.
I could blame my lack of posts due to a lack of creativity - but that doesn't stem from married life at all. I think that stems from long winters of hibernation, not enough sleep, and stresses only a mortgage can muster.
Hardened with a few extra years and armed with a few extra people who might find blog posts offensive, it's often difficult to muster the young, passionate chick who started this ol' blog in the first place.
So here's an excuse that looks more like growing older and less like getting hitched.