Why, hello…I haven’t been here in forever and I really have no definitive explanation for you as to why.
I love writing to you guys and I love reading everything you have written. I love sharing and posting and tweeting and instagramming and all of that good stuff…like, I love it a lot. So, it’s funny how life can get in the way and make you stop doing all of those things you love. But, it’s life, so there’s really nothing we can do about it, right?
I have read countless posts about how bloggers need to stop being apologetic about not posting. We need to realize that it’s not the end of the world and that things happen and there will be times when our fingers won’t or simply can’t glide across the keyboard. We can blame it on time, we can blame it on writer’s block, we can blame it on being too busy…but, when it comes down to it…is it ever okay to not blame it on something? I mean, these blogs belong to us and we can do with them what we want. I know the expectation is there and when people are used to reading your thoughts every day (or every other day or twice a week – whatever suits your fancy) it’s a little stressful to think we are letting other down. It’s a crappy feeling but sometimes it happens…and that’s what happened here.
I’m just popping in today to say that I feel okay and I’m back to being able to write. Nothing major happened in my life…just some changes at work, financial stress at home, and a crazy opposite work schedules with the my husband…just the norm, however, all of those things tend to weight more heavily at times than at others. This was one of those times. The last post I wrote was titled When You Have a Sick Police Officer and the very first line of my post should have read, “…you will eventually have a sick police officer’s wife.” My blogging took a back seat a couple of weeks ago because I got sick and there were days that I barely made it through work and teaching class so coming home and doing anything other than showering and getting in bed seemed impossible. Then, after I started to physically feel better, I threw a little mental anguish into the mix. There are some changes happening and work and my schedule and travel time is going to change. Even though it will work for me, it will require me to switch up my weekly routine pretty drastically and I will be leaving the office where I currently work, which is the one close to my house. While there was no reason I couldn’t write a blog post, I was stressed out, putting more pressure on myself than was needed, and didn’t feel like lifting a finger to write one word.
So, with those two major things…I stayed out of the kitchen, away from major workouts, and, thus, away from my keyboard. On a positive note, however, while I was away, I finally jumped in and joined a local gym! I have been pondering joining one for quite some time but I couldn’t decide where I wanted to join and if I could actually justify it since I frequently teach Jazzercise and can also work out at home. After discussing it the hubs and dragging him along with me to tour our local YMCA, we decided to go for the family package so we both can go! Lee already joined a basketball league a few weeks ago, so he had been going there a few times a week anyway, so it wasn’t a big deal for him. I am totally loving it…especially being back on the treadmill. I would much rather run outside but I’m a wuss and only run when it’s nice…so I’m glad I have options! Also, they have great classes, including Body Pump, which I have been away from for waaaaay too long. I can’t wait to bring it back into my workout schedule!
Alright, guys. This post got lengthy and those past paragraphs got pretty long. I just wanted to catch everyone up and thank you for all of the support I got while I was away and what I’m sure I’ll get from sharing this bit of life with you…you are all so great. So, to recap…I got sick, I got stressed out, I got sad, I joined a gym, I realized that worrying won’t get me anywhere, and realized that there is no need to apologize for any of it. Life is life and it will continue to act like a roller coaster…and, for now, I’m good with just closing my eyes and throwing my hands up in the air.
Wishing happiness and love today,
Something to share: If you ever take a break from blogging, what usually causes it? Do you feel bad when you don’t post on your regular schedule?