I’m BAAAAAACK!!! I couldn’t take it any longer!! I had planned to not post until this coming Sunday. I was supposed to not look at a blog or write or sneak around the internet for these two and a half weeks during my “break” and yet, I am twitching and ringing my hands and pacing around like a caged animal, anxiously biting my nails and missing you!
YOU YOU YOU!!!!
So here I am… How are YOU?
Oh, how I have missed you so much!! Seriously, like a best friend you talk to daily and then it all stops. Cold turkey. Ouch. It was SO hard to not keep in touch with every single one of you…plus many that probably aren’t reading this post right now.
But I must confess… I have cheated on my “blog diet”. Just like any well intended nutritional diet, I have slipped a few times and then lurked around the forbidden food a bit, all the while being tempted with the savory goodness of all the incredible nourishment for my soul that you amazing friends have to offer! I’d rather eat lettuce for two weeks than not write and read and write and read…
I have learned during my long, achingly long 14 day sabbatical, that blogging is as much a part of me as water and rest and living. I was busy enough spending precious time with my family, and yet I felt like a limb was missing every day I didn’t turn on my laptop. When I did have my moments of quiet, I wanted to write… and read… and reach… to you.
The power of the written word. Ah…. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?
So, instead of mopping my floors and cleaning the bed sheets for my upcoming guests’ arrival… I am writing, and reaching, and breathing again. Oh, it feels so good!
Perhaps I can REALLY mess this diet up and start reading all the fabulous blogs I follow too. Not so sure I have the time for it now, but oh my friends… I will be back. Promise.
I really must get back to my “to do” list, or I will be a hot mess in 24 hours. Nobody in my family wants a hot mess on top of the mess that I am. Oh yeah. That I am. I’m a frenzied, worn out, fried, and anxious mess, but gloriously happy to be here! Still tasting the deliciousness that is in connecting with you, sweet dear friends.
Next week will wind down the summer madness of family visits and trips. If my kids will let me, I plan on working on my ‘bloggers butt’ some more (oh how it’s growing so fast!) and sitting at my laptop to delve into the lives of my precious on-line friends and catch up with all they have been doing. As best I can.
I am working on finding balance between both beautiful worlds I live in. If you are a blogger, you will understand the constant battle between wanting to read every last word of every last writer- and not having enough time to do that. I always feel so committed to my friends and want to read every single thing they write- but the reality is that I am burning too much fuel and I must measure my support differently. I am still learning, still struggling with what that truly means.
In the meantime, please know how much I have missed every single one of you. And I haven’t stopped thinking about you and praying for you during this time away…
This diet was hard, but necessary. I don’t think I have lost one pound of love though.
Probably gained more.