9.15.2011

too much to handle


I have been kidding myself. I have been trying to bite off more than I can chew, and it is really getting to me. This blog started as a way for me to share my writing and thoughts, and has turned into something much more. It is my creative outlet - but also one that has been neglected for months.

My life has become increasingly stressful this past year with life as a "newly wed", a promotion at work, more travel, and more responsibilities. I recently received a time consuming calling at church and with teaching and freelance work and personal fitness classes - I am more overwhelmed than I ever remember being. Last night I got home at 11:30 from a busy day at work only to find my husband asleep with the light on and his textbooks surrounding him - trying to wait up for me to get home. The sad thing is, I leave for business to Vegas this morning and will be gone the rest of the weekend. I am spread so thin that I have neglected friendships and family and everything else in my attempt to "Do more", and I can no longer lie to myself.

I am going to continue blogging, but it can no longer be a priority. I have compared myself to other bloggers who seem to always have fresh content and parties and people to blog about - but at this time in my life that's not my focus. I would rather post less and post better. Thanks for reading, and sharing my life with me. I think as we all grow and our lives change we have to adjust the things we did before and make room for what is most important.

(and I think you will see me more often than you think.)

12 comments:

Brittany said...

Good. for. you.

I feel like I posted similarly this morning. Also, about a year ago, I decided that I only wanted to post about things that I really cared about. I only wanted to post what I was really proud of. I only wanted to post when I felt like I wanted to share--I'm down to about one post every one or two weeks.

I'd never go back. I'm proud of my blog, but I will never live for it. I live for myself and my blog only exists to help me reflect on and remember moments I've lived.

That said, I'm glad you'll still be around. I love keeping up with your life and reading what you have to say.

It's A Love Story said...

do what you think is best!

Katie said...

Love you Mans. There is nothing worse than feeling your life is unbalanced. Thanks for the reminder that doing more isn't doing better, and for being the example to cut down, even if it's something you love.

Ana Magdalena said...

go you for making such adjustments and balancing your priorities.

Priscila ° said...

Good for you. Stay wonderful.

L!$@ said...

We gotta do what we gotta do. Good luck keeping it all balanced :D

Jessica said...

Sad day, I love your blog. But if it means seeing you in person more, okay. :)

Mallory Camille said...

Nice Job Mandy. I agree so much with Brittany and I've noticed I'm starting to do the same. I would rather read a blog of occasional well thought out posts than a blog full of daily forced gibberish.

I look forward to your posts more than ever.

Mallory Camille said...

Not that your blog was EVER "forced gibberish" by the way.

More like entirely opposite. I didn't know blogs like yours existed and I've been inspired since day one.

Jalene said...

um... did you describe exactly how I feel? um. yes, you did.


and that's why i haven't blogged for over 2 weeks.

yikes!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I stopped blogging all together for 2+ months because my real life was more important! I felt the same way and realized that blogging shouldn't be my number 1 priority. It felt great to take the time I needed and then come back to blogging when I had the time. I happy that you can see what you need, and that you make sure you get it :)

Sheryl said...

girlfriend, love you. prioritize. it's the only way. good. better. best.