I have decided to take a little bloggy break over Christmas and New Year. This year has been so up and down for us and it has been so exhausting. I mentioned yesterday that I am suffering some end of year fatigue and I am so ready to pause and recharge.
I am not exactly how that works in a family life situation, since we’re all driving each other a little balmy but spending some happy time together is on my list of things to do and just quietly; I hope for a little ME time, too.
I’ve had a few unexpected and somewhat forced breaks from my blog with some writer’s block, personal issues and a ‘h.acking incident’ and I thought I maybe wouldn’t want to take a break.
However, recent days has made me think I do need to step back after some not-so-nice goings on. While these things weren’t directed at me, they have affected me, not to mention so many others. I already planned to write out some blog goals, but now I think I want to totally re-evaluate where I am going and what I want. Though, I have no idea where to start. Is it cheating to ask you what my goals should be?
I’d love to be saying that there are big things coming next year for BeckyandJames.com, I’d love to be telling you to expect excitement but I honestly don’t know where my ponderings will lead me. What I do know is that I will be back.
There have been moments of confusion, times of doubt and quite a few instances when I considered quitting. In the end, though, this blog keeps me sane. Which in turn keeps my family sane. And here I have found support and friends.
I don’t know where I am going, but I am excited to go on the journey.
Because I touched on the unhappy happenings in the blogosphere above, I now want to share what I love about bloggers, about the people I have come to know and have met. Read Marita’s post about the generosity brought about by her amazing daughter’s video about Autism not ending at age seven, while funding for those on the spectrum does. It’s a perfect Christmas story. Read it and share it, spread the joy!
So, from my family to yours; Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing where the new year leads you.
And if you’re missing a little BeckyandJames while I’m away, I’ve chosen a few posts from the past year for you to read if you so desire.
My Body Image Action Plan – How I hope to raise children with a healthy body image
Funnies – When jokes were new for my girls they were quite endearing
A vlog to cover the fact that I’m in a blog slump – Where I turned myself into an alien
Miranda Bashing – Mothers supporting mothers, it’s more than just about trying to bring down Miranda Kerr
Being Different – I want to remember the lesson this flower taught me