You haven’t seen me on Twitter or Facebook. I haven’t been pinning or Skyping. I haven’t posted here on my blog in a week. Where have I been?
I am kind of at a crossroads here. I have absolutely NO desire to be on the computer lately. I keep thinking I should post something and I should probably tweet something. But here’s the thing…at that point, to me it feels like work and not my passion anymore. And that scares me.
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been burnt out before. I have taken blogging breaks. But I have been fighting with this one for months and I don’t know what’s changed.
I have talked to a couple of people who have suggested it’s the age of the kids and the fact that they are more active now and so we are out and about more. There are field trips and parties and play dates and fun activities we find in the city and through play groups. It keeps them busy, but it leaves me with less time to get chores and errands done…which of course means less computer time.
Or maybe it’s the time of the year – my favorite – so I want to be outside enjoying it.
Or maybe, and I really hate this thought, I have lost the fire that kept me blogging.
I don’t know what it is, but I do know this…I don’t want to give up on it all just yet. I will just have to make some changes. Post less. Be more selective about additional work I take on. Get back to posting about the kids and what we are up to. Get back to focusing on my “real” life and not the life I have on the computer.
I’ve blogged before, several times in fact, about how hard it is to balance it all. I’ve never found the balance in the 2-1/2 years I’ve been doing this. Maybe there is no balance. Maybe the kids getting older is making the balance even more elusive to find.
I know some of you have felt this way before and worked through it…I am wide open to any suggestions or words of encouragement!
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