If my regular readers (all two of them) have wondered why my blogging pace slowed down, I have a few reasons. Most of it stems from my perfectionism, which is a blessing and a curse.
First, God has been helping me through some personal challenges, some battles, and some opportunities to grow. Following my stroke in December 2006, my daughter’s back surgery in the spring, my mom’s passing in May, and several challenges in the workplace, I felt like a marionette, a puppet on a string. Except there were about 20 strings, and 20 different people pulling in different directions.
But last week I took the week off, spending it working with about 120 kids at a music and arts camp. Although the pace was hectic and the energy level was in the upper stratosphere, the single focus of that week was surprisingly refreshing and relaxing. I think I’ve gotten back to refocusing on what my life should be about, and I’ll blog more on that later.
Second, the quality and quantity of my blogging had become hampered. I once had an abundance of ideas and topics, and I took pride in the quality and creativity of my thoughts and how I wrote them. I felt a duty to provide meaningful and interesting blog entries. Your time is too valuable for me to waste it on drivel.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” ~Carl Sandburg.
So, with renewed focus, energy, a refocus on the purpose of this blog, and a renewed plan of attack, I promise to deliver more “Geewhiz!”