My original plan to take a month off before school started back has somehow turned into what now feels like full-time home school. Most of my kids are doing virtual learning four days a week which means the time for my own work online has become almost nonexistent. Instead, I’m spending my days running from room to room answering questions and making what feels like 14 meals a day.
I’ve been contemplating the future of this blog for a while and after a couple of weeks of virtual school, I think I may have found my answer. I’ve been writing here for nearly 11 years now and although I’m not sure that I’m going into complete retirement, I do know that my focus is needed more in our own home and less online. While I never thought that this is why I would take an indefinite break, the timing and my need for some kind of change all seems to align. The call of taking care of my family is much louder during this season than the chase for likes and follows and all of the crazy that often seems to go along with it.
I feel good about this for the time being, knowing that I can always post on a whim and maybe even return to a more full-time pace when (or “if”) things eventually return to normal. I know that many of you are in the same (and much harder) situations. I hope you’re finding peace and ways to make it work for your own families.
Thanks for all of your support throughout the years and to those of you who have checked on me while I was away. It’s nice to feel like you can’t completely disappear into oblivion without someone noticing. :)