I have been in a bit of a quandary of late. I like blogging about my hobbies, and I like blogging about my family, but it hasn’t been working out for me to do both simultaneously in a public forum. About a month ago, I decided to create a private family blog/scrapbook – One that I can fill up with all the family photos & stories I want, and not wonder about who is looking at it or care if it is lacking real entertainment value. Not as convenient, but by doing so, the social recluse in me will feel a little bit more comfortable. I really am more of a “hideaway” sort of person than a public one. So, if you are visiting this blog to catch up with our family, and wondering why I keep posting about projects and other impersonal things, please send me an e-mail.
I'll keep posting on this blog from time to time, just not ALL the time. Writing posts for blogs, reading other people’s blogs, thinking about what to blog, even talking about blogs, is kind of addictive. Entertaining as it may be, it has been consuming too much of my life, and distracting from that which is more important. One of my biggest fears is time passing too quickly. I don't want to look back and regret the way I spent my time when my children were young. I want to be making memories with them and cherishing every second we have together. Guaranteed, if I am sitting at my computer, there is probably something else I could or should be doing that would be more beneficial for my family, and for myself. I guess what I am trying to say is, I am cutting back. Like any addiction, it will be hard. I'll probably have cravings and experience withdrawal, and always be wondering what exciting things are happening out in the blogosphere. But I can do it... Need to do it.