Hi Friends! Happy Wednesday!
Today I planned on sharing a recipe. I had good intentions until I felt the need to get something else off my chest. Something that has been bothering me and making me not feel exactly like myself.
I have been a bad blogger.
By bad blogger, I mean I have been a bad blogging friend. You see, at my old job, I had time to come in and sit at my desk in the morning and read a ton of blogs and comment away before I got my day started. It was my routine and how I looked forward to starting my morning every day. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but that routine of mine changed. I’m not sure why, but the last couple months I spent at my old job seemed so busy and I felt like I was on the phone from the minute I sat down in my chair until the minute I had to run out the door to teach a Jazzercise class. I still tried to get my posts up and I still tried to read at least a couple of blogs, but I just couldn’t get it done.
Usually I would just come home and from work and catch up on blogs while I relaxed on the couch. Then, our friend, Josh had his accident. Ever since then, every morning or night that Lee and I are home together, we go and visit Josh. I actually teach my classes right across the road from where Josh is staying, so many times, Lee would just meet me after my class and we would spend our evening with him. My posting and blog reading definitely fell by the wayside then.
Do I regret it? Not at all. Being there for our friend is more important to me that being in front of my computer.
Fast forward a few weeks after Josh’s accident…I start a new job. My new job is insane. I will be working fifteen minutes from my house when our new office opens, but until then, I am training at an office that is 45 minutes away. So…I still have a commute. It doesn’t bother me, though, because I know there is an end in sight. I only have about two more weeks of it. The office I’m training in is one of the busiest places of business I have ever been in. I love what I’m doing and the days fly by, so I am not complaining…but gone are my relaxing mornings in front of my computer catching up on my favorite friends out in blog world. Having to be at work an hour earlier than before and still coming home late after Jazzercise leaves little time for anything else other than a shower and dinner.
HOWEVER…things are going to change.
Last night, I left the dirty dishes in the sink alone and actually read through some of my favorite blogs. It felt good. It made me also feel sad because I feel like I have been away too long. It made me smile because I know I’m going to be back.
I will only be working until 2:30pm most days at my new office and I can’t express how happy I am about that! I have had crazy long days for over two years now and I’m giddy about the extra hours that I will have for myself, my family, and who knows what else!?
So, I guess this is my apology….for not reading as much as I should, for not commenting as much as I should, and not responding to my own comments as much as I should.
…it’s also a promise…to take time to read the great blogs out there, to retweet and share your posts, and to delve into the crazy friendships that we all create through this blog world we all live in.
Things are looking up and I’m ready to get back a piece of me that has been gone for too long.
Enjoy your Wednesday! It’s all downhill to the weekend from here!
Have you ever found yourself too busy for the things you enjoy the most?
What is your blog reading schedule like?…mornings, lunch breaks, evenings?