Good to know I’m not the only one wondering how to find balance when you’re a blogger. Your responses were enlightening and heartfelt.
I am blessed to have most days to do as I wish at this point in my life. I marvel at so many of you that hold jobs, go to school, are raising young families, deal with aging parents, and still manage to post, create, take photos, keep in touch, surf, have etsy shops, and the list goes on and on. When I was raising my children, blogging wasn’t even a blip on my radar. But I get it, I really do. Blogging feeds the soul in so many ways. It is an outlet, an amazing world I feel privileged to be a part of. And don’t get me started on the friendships that come from it. I don’t have the words.
What I have found myself doing, is returning to my blog throughout the day, responding to new comments or posts that show up in my email or Google Reader from morning to night. Between that and playing Words with Friends on my Ipad, I feel other creative endeavors and healthy hobbies have fallen by the wayside. I need to decide when I am going to nurture my blogging garden and do my best to stick to it.
All this triggered a thought about a post I had published shortly after I started my blog almost two years ago. I went back and found it. It made me smile. Here it is. Thank you again for your support and friendship.
It means “all things in moderation”. In my heart of hearts, I’ve always believed it is the key to living life. Enjoy it all, just in moderation. Michael and I found a beautiful metal plaque bearing this inscription years ago, just before our son headed off to college. His sister followed two years later. We bought it and hung it in the house they shared during their college years.
I must remember this “pearl” as I delve into the world of blogging. My mind is running rampant with thoughts I want to share. We are the same in so many ways. We live different lives, but have many common threads. It is my hope that I am able to weave those common threads into the world’s largest tapestry. Help me make it happen! Hugs, Margie