I've been whining incessantly, it seems, that I desperately want (and need) to make some changes in my priorities in order to have more time for doing the things for which I feel a real need. At my leisure.
Winter arrived in our neck o' the woods a little early this year, and I'm taking it as a signal for me to jump into this time of hibernation with both feet while clutching knitting needles, a stack of good books and a lot of fabric with which to create.
I keep telling my husband (the man who never stops thinking, reading, researching, planning, gaining knowledge) that he doesn't have enough time in one life to pursue all of his personal interests let alone accomplish all the projects we'd like on our little homestead here. It's time I took my own advice.
To this end, one of the changes I have to make is to step away from the blogging world for the indefinite future. I will miss it. Terribly. (Oh, the withdrawal . . . I can feel the symptoms starting already.)
Having stated this need for a hiatus, you may get a good laugh when you see a new post from me in a week. Or less. Could well be. Or it may be possible for me to stay true to my intensions.
I don't know, but the only way for me to actually make some changes toward a more balanced life is to try.
7 hours ago
Mama Pea, I can't tell you how many times I've thought about doing the same thing. Blogging is fun, informative, entertaining, and a good way to meet like-minded people, but it does take a huge amount of time and energy. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I "get" it. I'm trying hard not to say I'll miss your posts because I respect your decision, but it's true, you will be missed, no doubt about it. The important thing is you. You're the best judge of how to find and maintain balance. I admire you for taking steps to do that.
Well Merry Christmas, my distant friend, just in case I don't see anything from you again until 2019! Which will be here in about 19 hours with the way things are feeling.... I need blogging and blogpals to keep me sane during our crazy December, or I'm afraid it would just be a month-long to-do list!
Will be thinking of you and hoping that your time will be relaxing and restful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I will look forward to your next post weather it's tomorrow or next month.
I surely will miss our posts, but have fun!
Mama Pea, I have learned so much from you. But I understand it take a huge amount of time and energy. You and Papa Pea are like family. Hope to see you posting some in the new year. Merry Christmas, to you and Papa Pea!
God bless you both!
When you are feeling overwhelmed, it is good to take control of some things and do away with others. I hope this is a good move for you. If and when you decide to return, I'll be happy to welcome you back! I can practically hear those knitting needles now! -Jenn
I understand, but will miss hearing from you. In many ways, your life “Up North” is one my husband and I hoped for at one time. I’ll miss your observations and wisdom but will check back periodically in hope that you decide to return. Best wishes, Mama Pea!
Good for you Mama Pea. I did the exact same thing all summer and I really needed it. Blogging should be fun, not an obligation! I also find that if I spend too much time online, I neglect the homey stuff I like to do and that becomes a bad habit. I'm glad you are finding your balance. Enjoy!! xxx
Ditto what's been said before me. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Birthday (if you haven't posted by then). Be well, my friend.
Totally understand where your coming from, But will miss you dearly! You enjoy yourself as much as possible and have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. Tell Papa Pea to take it easy also! XXXOOO
Join the crowd Hon! Everyone gets this urge, some time or other! It's natural. After all, change is the only constant in life. :-)
I am so very happy to hear you actually SAYING, that you need some time off from *Duties*!!! Do this! Do that! Grow this! Dig that! Going, going, going... all the time!!! It's just not healthy. Wish Papa Pea would take heed, too. But... Everything in good time.
No, I don't want to lose you, in Pretty Blog Land! No of course not! Yours is a unique and fun voice. And will be missed.
But saying that, I can not wish you, to not listen, to your own body. When it is telling you to cut back... And to do what makes you happy... Do it!!! No one knows us better, than our own body does. Listen to it. Listen to it.
And of course, you may well want to post something, some time. Maybe even tomorrow! And that's ok too!!!!
Only thing that matters is... That you do, what makes you feel good. Only thing!!!
If your body says, to sink into hibernation, do it. Nature has been doing it, for eons. Seems like it has to be a good plan.
Lots of hugs meantime... Lots and lots of hugs...
Boy do I understand what you are saying... feeling.... too as Leigh wrote so well. We've been blog friends for a long time now and you will be missed. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I hope you enjoy doing all the things that bring you pleasure and purpose. With love and hugs.
Time to take care of yourself.... hugs
We seem to have arrived at the same state of mind together..... I am waiting for a new pathway to arrive with my writing but meanwhile do not seem to be able to post many blogs, so while I am not exactly stepping away from blogland I seem to be in a sort of semi retirement with it. And I also seem to only be able to knit, sew, and do craft associated activities, which is leaving my house not exactly very tidy!
So my friend, while I shall miss your regular posts (which I read even if I do not make a comment) I totally understand your need for personal space. Enjoy your time, do what you need to do,and minimize the things you think you ought to do. Meanwhile I shall do the same here in France.
Love and hugs, and happy quiet times.....Vx
I get it. I'm in the state of deep thinking and trying to move in a direction that for me is more creative, productive, meaningful and simple all at the same time; and its truly hard to do. Good luck with your path and I'm sure our paths will cross again. I'll be checking back. Mamma Pea you and your family have a Merry Christmas!
Are we allowed to check on you, to make sure you are having fun? I know how hard it is to stop working all the time and carving out time for things you love. Sending you a giant hug. xo
I am missing you !
Good for you having some down time! It's good for you :)
Merry Christmas Sweet Angel To You and Your Family.
Enjoy your Hiatus.......Don't Work To Hard!!!
Hi-ya Mamma Pea. Hope your Christmas was everything you and your family wanted it to be! Hope you're resting and re-grouping.
Happy New Year Mama Pea and Papa Pea !! God bless you both!
Happy new year! I am truly impressed by your hiatus, but also really missing your posts! I hope you got a lot done and had a wonderful Christmas!
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