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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blogging Burn Out

Hi Everyone!! I actually made a few cards but I've been experiencing blogging burn out lately. Did you know I've been blogging, creating tutorials, creating sketches, making cards practically daily for the past two years. I started blogging in December of 2006. . .my blog anniversary is actually coming up soon! Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 2 years. It's been a fun ride and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I've met such cool people that I would have not otherwise met if it wasn't for blogging.

It's not the blogging that is the problem but for the past few months, I've been wanting to spend more time with my daughter. She's heading out to college next year and I almost feel like there's so little time left to be with her as a "child". I feel a little sad about it but I don't think it has really hit me yet.

Actually, I went through an "anticipatory grieving" process when she first entered high school about 3 1/2 years ago. What does this mean? Basically, it's anticipating a loss when it hasn't occured yet. You behave like you're experiencing a real loss . . .you know, you get depressed, cry, feel sad, grieve like the experience is actually happening. It's a coping mechanism. . .it's a way for you to prepare for an expected loss so it won't be so bad when it actually happens. Basically, you've cried yourself dry so when it occurs, you already know how it feels so the impact is less severe.

Anyway. . .not only do I want to spend more time with my daughter but I've been doing other things that's kept me from managing my time effectively. Can you imagine. . .blogging needs to be time managed! LOL!

I'm not saying I'm not going to blog any more. . .it's just that if I don't blog for several days, it's usually because I'm spending quality time with my family.

I don't know if it matters but I just wanted to let you know what's up with me!

Until next time! Hope y'all have a wonderful week!


Marja Sch said...

I'm wishing you a soon blog recovery because we miss you. Big Hug Marja

Paula's ponderings said...

Blogging burnout seems to be rife at the moment Maria! Once something becomes a chore, it is no longer fun, and this is what it is all about. You take care of you. Your blog will always be here to have a browse at past posts anyway so all is not lost!

Cindy Haffner said...

Be with your Daughter Maria, your blog will be here when you get back. I will miss your posts, but understand family comes first. Big hug to you.

Tracy.H said...

Be with your daughter, Maria!! Your blog is still here for us to enjoy...even without new posts. I will always come here for inspiration! :0)

pescbrico said...

If you ask me, you are making the right choice! Having time with your daughter will not come back so your are making the wise choice when you take more time with her then with us :) I will still visit you when you do post stuff. I've had to slow down on blogging too at one point :)

Desi said...

Hi Maria,
Of course "it matters" but your faithful readers understand...Family First!!! (smile)
Your tutorials are the best and your hard work shows.
Take care,

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,

I fully understand that time with your family is the most important. I am surprised how much time people spend blogging and how little time is spent in touch with loved ones. Don't worry about us, we're all here reading back material. Take your time, relax and enjoy that little one as she will grow up too soon and you will be glad that you took time for her. :o)