Thursday, May 24, 2012
What I've Been Doing....(besides not blogging)
I know I've been alluding to the fact that I'm hoping to make some changes on my blog. I haven't been around as much as usual the past two months for various reasons but the main reason is spring. Spring is here and summer is on its way. In fact, I believe summer begins for my oldest in less than a week. Aack! Where does the time go??? I'm trying to ignore the fact that it means he will begin 4th grade in the fall. The fact is, life has gotten crazy lately as I feel like our family lives at the baseball diamonds anymore :) My significant other has gone back to work after over a year on unemployment. The littles have returned to daycare after staying home with their dad the entire time that he was off. Both of us working again has brought some major changes and our entire family is adjusting. It is isn't a bad thing at all...it is rather exciting if I do say so myself (although my littles aren't liking the daycare factor too much). But with everything going on lately, it has been VERY easy to push both reading and blogging to the side.
I hate not finding the time to read and blog though! Reading is a stress relief for me. Not reading during a VERY stressful time hasn't been a good thing. I need to figure things out a little more just so I can add more bookish time to my days. I NEED this. But my house also has to be clean, laundry needs to be done, food needs to be cooked.....you get the idea. Adjustment. It's not my favorite thing. Blogging is one of my favorite things for so many reasons. But I've been blogging for awhile now and I'm finding that my interest level in blogging about the same old things is dwindling. I need some change here even if I don't know exactly what that means yet. I DO know that it means more personal posts and less bookish stuff at times. I understand if some of you aren't here for that but right now it is what I need and want. So that's what I'm going to do :) Because I don't want blogging to ever be a chore. And I need sometimes to step back and REALLY remember why I started blogging in the first place. It wasn't to read the newest books. It wasn't to read the most books or the fastest. Or to keep up with what everyone else was reading and read those books too (which is next to impossible). I began book blogging for the sense of community. To have the chance to talk books with others. The relationships that I have already formed and the ones that could begin are the reasons why I keep blogging year after year. And I need to remember that.
Long story short, I'm still around. I may not be posting as often as usual for awhile until I find my groove but I guarantee that eventually I will figure everything out. I want to thank all of you who always take the time to read and comment on my posts. As you can see from the pictures, even amid all of the craziness, I have been getting plenty of fun family time with the kiddos. Life is good!