So, it’s Tuesday and I like alliteration, so I thought let’s make it truth Tuesday. What’s my truth? I set out this year to find my joy. My one little word this year is joy. And then the pandemic came along and was like, “joy? No, your word of the year is hibernate.” In spite of everything going on, I am still working on trying to make sure I focus on the things that bring me joy. I believe now more than ever it’s so important to the state of my well being. Here’s what’s really hard to admit at the moment. This here blog does not always bring me joy. There are days where it’s beginning to feel like a chore. I sit down to write and the words just aren’t coming. I sometimes feel like I’m going through the motions with it. I had these feelings before all the pandemic stuff went down, but the change in daily life has definitely brought it to light even more. As the weather is getting nicer I’m finding if I have a five minute break in my day I’d rather spend it outside than sitting working on blog stuff. I’ve also really built up my Instagram since the beginning of the year and it’s easier to spend a few minutes on that because it’s on my phone and it takes a little less time and well, less mind power in a way and it’s truly become my passion at the moment.
Before you think this is a farewell post and I’m hanging up my hat, that’s not true. I’m not ready to fully say goodbye to this blog and blog life. Inspiration could strike at any moment, you never know. And there are still a handful of posts I still enjoy writing. I will still being doing a weekly What’s Up Weekend post with my girls because I love the weekly check in of the good things. I will also still do Anne’s Currently post because it’s my favorite link up of all time and I look forward to it every month. And I think I’ll still do my goals and mantras post because it gives me accountability on my life. Other than that though I am giving myself permission to step back and take a break. If I don’t feel like writing, I am not going to force it. Right now there’s not much going on and that is ok.
I’ll always share new posts on my Facebook page so make sure you’re following there and you won’t miss out if I happen to write. Otherwise I will be here every Friday and first Monday and Wednesday of the month. I appreciate every single one of you who share in my life here and it’s because of all of you that I just can’t completely walk away. But I’m giving myself permission to slow down and step back. I know it will always be here when I need it. So, it’s not “goodbye”. It’s a “see you Friday”. Until then, have a great week. I love you all.