I’ve been doing a little bit of housekeeping this week, finishing up unfinished reviews and things, little bits I promised here or there but never finished. Here’s a little hint about my character: if you want me to get something done, give me a firm deadline.;0)
All this is preparation for a little announcement.
I’ve mentioned that I’ve been sick. Nothing serious, just a little bronchitis that I’m finally getting over. Dear hubby has been sick, too (it’s hard when both adults want nothing more than to be out cold while the Littles are bouncing off the walls, but I digress). Don’t worry, no one is seriously ill, we’re just getting over those last annoying coughs.
But sometimes interesting things happen when you’re miserable, and last week I was miserable.
God spoke to me last week.
He told me that it was time to pack up my blog.
He told me that my family needs me to not be a blogger right now.
I’m not going to get into the ins and outs or whys or wherefores in great detail. But I heard Him instantly and understood. Hubby understood, too, when I told him about it, and agreed.
I don’t want to leave y’all without an explanation, so I’ll leave it at this: I’m too easily distracted from the important things in life.
One of my bigger distractions is the internet and my blog. I’ve dreamt about blog posts. I make mental notes to blog about bits that happen during the day. Seriously. Yeah, I’m a little OCD.
And sometimes I even get around to writing those blog posts (ok, I’m a little ADD, too), but post or not, it doesn’t stop me from expending a tremendous amount of time and mental energy on my blog that should be spent elsewhere.
And in the big wide scheme of things, my blog isn’t truly needed in the blogosphere. It doesn’t matter if I post today, tomorrow, or never. I won’t be missed. There’s nothing I’ve said here that hasn’t been said a thousand other ways (better) elsewhere.
But I have been missed at home. I miss me. I think I’ve forgotten who I am outside of my online persona.
So, at the end of nearly 3 years, I’m hanging up my blogger hat (if there is such a thing), and I’m going out to explore the real wide world.
This blog will remain here as an archive of sorts. There might be a few worthwhile links and things.
And maybe I’ll be back some day.
Hugs and blessings to you all. And thank you for reading. :0)