Events happen in your life every day. Some events just go by, unnoticed, not seemingly changing anything or being of any real significance. Then there are events, either good or bad, that happen and change your life forever. Maybe it is your perspective that has changed, or maybe your eyes have been opened to something you thought was so, but ended up not being as you had always known it to be.
There have been several events that have happened in my families life lately, some good, some bad, and our lives are definitely changed forever. My perspective on so many things has changed, but to keep this post relevant to this blog, I have decided my online perspective must change.
For many years, I have wanted to have an online presence for lots of reasons. Friendship has been the biggest one, because as a stay at home mom, it gets lonely. I still want to have these online friendships, they have gotten me through some of the happiest and saddest times of my life. Another reason for my online presence has been because I wanted to contribute to my household and to feel like I am “doing something”. To use my talents as a writer and a graphic designer. It has been a challenge trying to balance my online presence and still be a good mom and wife. Sometimes, I think I have failed at both. Other times I know I have not.
For now, I do not see blogging and youtube as beneficial for my family. It is something I enjoy, but it takes time from my family that I need right now. I will likely have an occasional blog post when something sparks my interest or passion, but it is not something I am going to try to plan or stress over. I haven’t been especially good at keeping up with it anyway, though it is always on my mind. Releasing myself from that nagging obligation will be freeing.
As for the homeschool planners, they are already done and uploaded to Etsy, so they are there and available for anyone who wants one. I have enjoyed creating them, and will likely continue to update them because it is a creative release for me, but there will not be a lot of advertising for them. I do plan on having some printed copies available, but it will only be a handful so if you are interested in ordering one, please contact me and let me know.
I do not know how long this season will last for us, but I do know this is the best decision for us at this time. My focus needs to be on my family full time without distraction. I am so lucky to have such an amazing life with an amazing husband and kids. Thank you all for your support over the years, I hope you will continue to check in and read any future posts that come across.