Thursday Morning Thoughts

Hi Loves :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

I've been kind of struggling these past couple of weeks.
New job, new commute, new schedule.
Going back and forth liking/hating my new role.
Coming home in tears, or with a little smile.
Being positive one day, and down-right negative the next.
I feel drained. Mentally. Physically.

On top of it, I caught a cold at the end of last week.
Friday morning, I was in the restroom at work, and could not stop sneezing.
On my seventh in-a-row sneeze, I strained my lower back.
(you can laugh, it's OK)
I could barely walk, and was sent home by my manager to work remotely.

By Friday evening, I could not walk straight.
I literally had to bend over like an old lady.
So I took it easy all weekend.
Loaded up on meds, ice packs/baths.
It wasn't pretty!

During those few days, I did a lot of thinking.
About my life, and about blogging.

I read a post from Emily, and it opened my eyes.
She summed it up perfectly.

I need to stop feeling so guilty for not posting every day.
I need to be OK with the fact that I have a really busy life.
I need to be OK with the fact that blogging is a hobby, not my first priority.
And I need to believe that my readers/followers will understand that.

It's interesting, because this topic has been going around, and it is a different situation for each bloggers.
I never started blogging to share my crafts, or skills, or anything really.
I blog because I like the social aspect of it, meeting really sweet/fun bloggers, and simply having something to distract me from the pressures of my daily life.
I mean, you can just tell by the fact that I started this blog in 2010, and I barely have a 100 followers.
I used to care about that, but I don't anymore.

Because I don't blog to be popular, or to gain followers.
I blog to escape.  But I mostly READ blogs.

So I may not always look "present", but don't be fooled.
I check all your blogs every day. 
I comment as much as I can. 
But I'm here. 

I wanted to talk about this, because I don't ever want you to feel neglected.
However I need to stop beating myself up for not being a good enough blogger.
So there, you have it :)
So please, bear with me on the weeks that I can't be "here" everyday.

Phew. OK. I feel a little better!
Oh and because I CANNOT stop listening to this, here you go!

such a Gleek!



  1. hope that your back is feeling better.

    life gets busy. it always will get busy and then slow down and then get busy again. blogging is suppose to be fun, not a job {unless of course you are getting paid for it which many of us are not} but an escape. that is why i blog. i think as long as you know why you are blogging and why you continue to blog that is really all that matters.

  2. I had a hard time when I first started blogging, it's all I wanted to do and my husband hated it! It's nice when you find a good pattern. I hope your back gets better soon!


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