This is my final post. This has been on my mind for the past little while, just how much time I spend everyday on the computer. I sit down for a minute, and then suddenly an hour has gone by. My mouse broke last week, and I was amazed at how much I was able to get done, when I wasn’t using the computer. (We only have dial-up, which slows everything down, as well) Life is busy, and the reality for me is, that if I’m spending a bunch of time of the computer blogging, then obviously something else is being neglected. And it was the important stuff.
This is a tricky post to write, because I don’t want anyone to feel that I’m pointing the finger at them. This is all about me. Many people can balance their blogs with their busy lives, and they do it beautifully. I can’t. And if it’s taking from the important stuff, then I have to let it go. At the end of my life, I don’t want to be remembered for the posts that I wrote on my blog, I want to be remembered for the things I did with and for others. I want my kids to remember the games we played together and the fun we had, and that I was there for them, not spending my free time sitting at the computer desk. Mackenzie was saying grace the other night at supper, and along with being “thankful for the food, and everything You give us, Thank You that Mommy can play on the computer a lot”. Ouch!
I started blogging just as an opportunity to remember what my days were like with 3 little ones, and to give family and friends a way to keep up with our lives. At that time I had no idea what a huge community there was out there. And I love the bloggy-buds I’ve made–but when reading about their lives takes over looking after my own life, then I need to slow down.
And please, please don’t think that if you blog, and raise a family and maintain a house, or whatever you do, that I am in any way judging you. That is not my intention, and I would be devastated to learn that anyone thought that. This is just a personal decision that I’ve had to come to.
I’ll still be reading your blogs–it’ll just be every other day or so, instead of every day, or sometimes even more often.
See you in your comments!