Hi everybody. I just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know I am still here. I just haven't been blogging for awhile and I've been reading a few other blogs, but not many right now. I have realized that since the tornado, my priorities have changed. The first couple of weeks, I just had no time whatsoever to get online to blog or read any blogs. Then I finished up the ABC's challenge before any other blogging and in that time, my focus has changed. I think it had alot to do with the tornado and with my challenge. I don't feel like I HAVE to blog everyday anymore and I don't feel like I HAVE to read everybody else's blogs everyday. Now, don't get me wrong, I still love reading them when I have time, but I don't make it a priority in my day anymore. I just do it when I have extra time. Something inside my heart has changed, I have a renewed sense of dedication to my family and my home instead of to my computer. I realize that some of the blogs that I enjoy reading, actually cause me to become discontent with my life. I start feeling as if I'm not doing "enough". I start comparing myself and my life to other blogger's and that is just wrong. I have posted about this before, but this time I think I finally reached the point of change. It is such a freeing feeling. It's good to learn new skills online and to be encouraged by my blogger friends, but I was getting to involved with my online community instead of my real life one.
This doesn't mean I'm going to stop blogging or reading other blogs, it just means that I probably won't blog as much as before. I'll blog when I have time and when I really have something I want to share. I read my favorite blogs with a new approach, to be encouraged and learn instead of coming away feeling depressed and guilty. I'll still be around, I'm just no longer a slave to my computer and I cannot tell you how good that feels.
Blessings my friends,