I also love the parenting blogging community - the way we pull together when we need to, the chance to speak to like minded people, having the privilege of reading snippets of peoples lives and of course making wonderful real life friends.
However, I'm feeling a bit burnt out. I'm not unhappy with blogging, not at all but I am just a bit worn down and tired. The last few months have been really full on, what with travelling to Ethiopia and then going to Belarus next week too. Add those trips into an already busy life and that makes for a worn out Mich!
So for now I am going to take some well earned R and R and focus on my new project....
It is called #RealLifeRocks and it means that I will prioritise what I have time for around my real life. The first time I thought about a priority order, I came up with this -
- Dh and our children
- My wider family, including my friends who are like family
- Any neighbour who needs my help
- My paid work
- My hobbies, of which blogging is one of them
I'll add me in, but I'm a bit undecided if I should come straight after God or after Dh and the kids. Actually thinking more I suppose I just need to be on a par with them in that number two slot.
One of the areas of focus I have decided to concentrate on take over the next couple of months is to listen more than I talk. This is in prayer, real life and blogging. So I intend to get out there and do lots of blog reading/ commenting and not half as much blog writing or publishing. I think the discipline of only doing a maximum of about 3 posts a week (or none if I feel that way inclined) will be really freeing for me.
I'm not leaving blogging, don't think that. I'm just toning it down and making it work for me and what I need in my real life right now.
I know from experience that bloggy breaks work wonders for me. I need the time to have more moments like this -
I hope you'll keep reading. I certainly intend to come and see you, if you want a return visit then leave me your URL below and I'll hop over once I am back from Belarus.
God bless, Mich x