I had to take a short break from blogging. Why? This decision resulted from a combination of factors but the main reason was that I’d become overwhelmed by my own perfectionism. I have been blessed to be a creative individual. I have so many coals in the fire and sometimes it is hard doing the balancing act. While I never stopped writing, I did take a little break from posting these entries. What initially prompted me to begin sharing was my desire to communicate what I’ve learned throughout my life, in the hopes that others would be blessed by these lessons.
But, honestly, I am just doing the most! Enduring so many physical, mental and financial ups and downs this year has forced me to slow down. And for me, being still is pretty much a curse. Being tired is not a sin but it’s symptomatic of my inclination to accomplish all that’s set before me. Yet, I’m being reminded I am not made of iron, but I am flesh and blood like everyone else. Now, the energy I have on most days is forced. Do you ever felt guilty for not returning a text or email promptly? Ever felt like there’s just not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything? I skimmed through a book this summer titled “101 Hustles,” and, child let me tell you, I jotted down at least 10 of them that I was going to try to do myself! But I had to press pause!
It’s time to fill my own cup. I long for peaceful solace. Oh, what I would give to spend an 80-degree day on the beach, no noise, just the sound of the waves, all while drinking a chilled glass of virgin Pina Colada. Follow this with a visit the spa and I could do this on repeat for a week.
My blogs are my experiences and I’m so grateful for anyone who takes the time to read and give feedback. When I get an email or a post saying how something I wrote resonated with someone, it reminds me of the scripture that says, “we overcome by the words of our testimony.” If I can educate, uplift, or support someone it’s well worth my being vulnerable.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has subscribed or just stopped by, even if it was only briefly. This year has been one of transitions and transformations. Yet, the people I’ve encountered have brought so much meaning to all of these experiences, these moments that have led me to where I am today. For that I’m eternally grateful.
So, stay tuned. I may not write as often, but I will definitely stay in touch. Pray for your girl. I need it!