So be it

Laughing in the facing of dirt on the farm

Sometimes, life is just messy and it helps to keep a sense of humour about it. Honestly, it was hard to know what I was thinking. Last year I took on NaBloPoMo as a way to carve out more time for myself and writing. It worked, and it was good for me. This year I took it on, almost without thinking, and I made it halfway but can go no further.

This November may be the busiest and toughest one I’ve had yet, and it doesn’t make sense for me to stick to a schedule of daily posts just for the sake of it. I need to turn my attention back to some fundamentals for a time.

Being brand new at homeschooling is taking a lot of attention, and my day to day work is suffering (or at least I am); I know it will get easier, but right now is the crunch time, as I figure it all out. I trust in figuring it out – getting a feel for things and mastering them (or feeling like I am!) as I do them is how I tend to work best, and I can see it happening already.

Bookshelf with school supplies

I don’t plan to go far or be away for long, but feeling the weight of what I will post about tomorrow become a burden is not good, and entirely against the point of blogging in my book. When I come back, I’ll have more news on our chickens, and winter gardening (if our greenhouse is still going!), and probably a recipe or two, and who knows what else.

Sunshine Award

I also need to say a big thank you to uberdish and baking bohemian, both of whom have nominated wuppenif for The Sunshine Award (not fair Jen, as I was just about to nominate you!). I will try to get to that soon.

In the meantime, thank you for reading and commenting – you are a terrific bunch of readers and fellow bloggers.

10 thoughts on “So be it

  1. I’m glad you’re going to give yourself some slack on this one – I had no idea how you were managing to put together such great posts every night and still get all the rest of it done. I have already discovered how blogging can eat up time without me realizing it, to the detriment of other things I should be doing. I say go for it – focus on those boys, and your husband – and the dog, chickens, garden, greenhouse, cooking and wildlife – and just drop us all a line once in a while!

  2. Of course we all understand that daily blogging is quite intensive, especially when you have a family (critters included). It sounds like you made the right decision to blog when the mood strikes you rather than according to some else’s arbitrary goal. I found the thought of daily blogging just made me anxious so I declined to partake. I prefer to blog when I actually have something to say to my friends and family in the blogging world, whether it’s once a week or several times a week or a couple of times a month…..

    1. I loved daily blogging last November and, ironically, this year I have so much more I want to write about. It would, in theory, be a much better year for me to take on the challenge of daily blogging, if it weren’t for the rest of my life! 🙂

  3. It’s a delicate balance, isn’t it? We blog about our lives, but run the risk of having blogging become so big a part of our lives that we aren’t engaged in the rest in the way that we wish. Didn’t know you’re homeschooling – may have to talk to you more about that. Deep breath and pat yourself on the back for doing the healthy and sane thing by stepping back from the blog.

    1. Balance is that elusive creature in our lives, isn’t it! Thanks so much for this. And I’d love to talk more about homeschooling some time.

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