I always find it interesting how the Universe teaches you things you need to know in the time you need to know them. February was kind of a blur for us and I found myself lamenting over the days/evenings I have not been able to spend online blogging, networking and connecting with all of you. This, coupled with the fact that I've been re-thinking certain elements about my own blog in general, has me really questioning both my desire and direction on here. If you're anything like me, this feeling of disconnect is not only frustrating, but a little bit stressful, even. I'm a "planner" by nature, so when things don't go according to my timeline, it's not pretty.
Case in point: Yesterday, after a morning of running errands, I had grand plans to come home, enjoy lunch, catch up on email and blogs and then spend the remainder of my afternoon writing. Guess how much of that I was able to accomplish? Nada. Turns out there was a widespread power outage on the island yesterday and it took hours before our power was restored. All was well by the time The Hubs got home from work, so although my afternoon plans were thwarted, I figured I'd still have time after dinner. Aaaaannnnnnd that's when we discovered that something is now wrong with our internet connection, because our connection speed is atrocious and reminiscent of the dial-up days. I stayed up until 11:15 pm making one futile attempt after another to get a post published before cursing one last time and finally giving up.
Today is a new day, and I'm simply going to bloom where I'm planted.
I never want this blogging thing to lose its appeal; I don't want the act of writing, producing and sharing to ever feel like a chore or something that I cannot keep up with, because this outlet is supposed to bring JOY. I want to get back to the early days of my blogging experience, when there was little stress and even less pressure. My blog has grown and evolved a bit since then, but my purpose and motivation has always stayed the same. Sometimes I just need to be reminded of that...and I have the Universe to thank for it.
This is going to be a crazy month for us; Phil's parents fly in today and will be visiting for a few weeks and then later this month Phil and I are hoping to island hop and spend some time with my extended family on Oahu. Under normal circumstances, I'd be apologizing right about now for my anticipated absence from the blog community, but I'm going to try and practice what I preach for a change. So, no apologies. I just want to enjoy my experience(s) here in the blog world...and the real world.
Sending you sunshine wherever you are in this world.
Love, and be loved.