Over at Sue's blog several days ago she posted a photo montage with a Trace Atkins song. It was beautiful, and I was a little weepy and thinking about how fast the time went when my kids were little and how I really did miss that.
And at some point, one of my children came in to ask me a question, and I was just annoyed at the interruption. Couldn’t they see that I was trying to appreciate how fast children grow up, and how special our time with them is?
And it hit me like a windshield on a bug - that this little time period I'm living right now, may be the last time I have all my children living under one roof. Ever.
( Well, I mean, unless they all turn out to be slugs, and live in the basement when they're 40... but let's not go there.)
And as I've contemplated the hours I spend online reading, writing, rewriting (stop laughing! I rewrite! ) I’ve determined that I have GOT to step back from it a little bit.
I'm embarrassed to talk about the number of times I've been annoyed when my kids have interrupted my blogging time. I’m sad for the conversations with them I've missed, and the opportunities to serve them and others that have gone unnoticed because I’ve been spending more time than I should online.
Basically, I’m having trouble finding a balance between my cyberlife and my real life.
So I’m taking off a week to spend with my family.
Oh, I’m not giving up blogging. There are too many things I love about it. Especially all the new friends I’ve made, and continue to make. I’m just taking it down a notch. No more pressure (from myself) to post every day, and no more pressure (again, from myself) to go visiting every blog on my google reader every single day.
There’s a balance in here somewhere, and I’m going to find it.
(PS- Thanks for missing me! I'll see you soon!)