Thursday, August 11, 2011
Reflections and Meanderings
I'm sure you've all noticed that I haven't been posting as frequently as before, and after much thought and reflection I decided to discuss the topic and ask for advice, as I know many of you, my wonderful blog-friends and readers, have also struggled with the challenge of balancing the blog with the rest of our hectic daily lives.
As the hours of my new job increase in length weekly, and at present I find myself awakening at 5AM and returning home at 7:30PM nearly every day, I've been forced to think about the role my beloved blog, and writing, should play in my weekly routine. Naturally, I desire for the blog to be a reflection only of joy, positive energy, and creativity, not a source of stress and anxiety. Thus, while in the past I've always found a way to prioritize the blog (usually choosing blogging over sleep :-), I find myself now pausing, thinking more deeply, and only posting when I find myself truly in a creative mind frame to genuinely write with passion and inspired energy. I apologize for thus not visiting you more frequently through the web, but I hope that when I do, my posts will be richer for the more meaningful time to which they have been devoted. Still, I miss the days when I was able to blog more frequently, dialog with this vibrant community on a daily basis instead of every 3 or 4 days, and share more of the stories about which I long to write.
I would thus very much appreciate advice from you, my dear readers and friends, as to how you balance blogging and daily life, how you find time to blog on a regular basis, and how one merges the desire for creativity and the desire to finish washing the piles of laundry...