Thursday, March 29

calling the ball

dear loyal friends & readers,

i am officially calling the ball. i've been avoiding this realization & post for several weeks now, but it's time to just be real. i'm taking an indefinite hiatus from blogging. i've debated several time about just ending it altogether, but i've thought better of it since. so, this isn't a "goodbye" or forever, but it's a "see ya later" without knowing when that later will be.

this is so hard because i really enjoy blogging, planning for it, doing the projects, thinking up fun things other people might want to know about, & i love hearing from ya'll. but the reality is that i don't have time to keep up with it.

first of all, you have to be doing something to blog about! and lately, the casa has been at a standstill when it comes to getting projects done. [although, we have been slowly chipping away at the office.] right now, we're just trying to keep the main rooms clean enough for company & the laundry piles to a minimum.

when 2012 began & i planned getting back to the blogging world, posting regularly, i didn't anticipate how much time my new job would take. i figured it would be a 25-30 hour a week job, leaving me plenty of time & flexibility for getting projects done around the casa. it turns out this is totally a full-time job! even with my newly-formed team working with me. and i love it. i'm incredibly passionate about my work [which is helping people get connected using their gifts & passions to serve God & others], & i'm thrilled to spend more time working on it. but something has to give. and with everything else going on in my life right now, i finally, reluctantly, decided it would be blogging. i posted about my goals earlier this year. i want to accomplish those this year, & so my time will be spent pursuing these avenues.

i'm positive this won't be the last time you see me on here! as soon as the office is up to snuff, i'll take a little time to put up some pictures. when we finally figure out what color to REpaint the house with, i'll update ya'll. i look forward to the opportunities we'll have to meet up in this nook of cyberspace again, & until then i wish you all the best!

shine on!


Margot said...

Best of luck with your new job and accomplishing all your goals. I definitely understand how blogging can take a back seat to life! I'll look forward to your return.

Take care!

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Danae,

Drat, I had just met you. :) But I understand... life can get so busy. What's your new job? May this time away be refreshing.

Re your comment on my post "Underneath the Mom Hat... It Stirs," thanks, Danae, for your warm encouragement here. :)

You're right: art encompasses everything we do. Letter-writing, you mentioned, yes! That is almost a lost art form now. Keep it up.

Thanks for stopping in here. Happy Easter.

Jennifer Dougan