There are times in life were we can’t do everything we want to do, and in my case my blog was left behind for a few months. At first the guilt was overwhelming, but then I realized, “it’s ok,” because other things were needing my attention.
Coaching action shot!
My last post was about welcoming a new furry family member to our home, and with that added responsibility on top of getting the boys ready for the next school year, our county fair, boy scout camp, and the list goes on. Then in August it got even worse with school starting, soccer starting (I’m the Pres and a Coach), and the list also goes on there too. Needless to say my “to do” list was exploding and there was no room for creativity for post writing or looking for inspiration.
During those busy months I found myself struggling a little and wondering if it was depression. After talking to my sister about it I realized I wasn’t depressed at all, but rather exhaustion since my responsibilities had tripled during the months of August through October. Those three months were go, go, go with little room to breathe.
At this point I’m hoping to jump back in to blogging despite my now December schedule. There is so much that has happened on the farm these past few months that I can’t wait to share with you.
Life responsibilities sure are a challenge to manage, because there isn’t much wiggle room for the things we enjoy unless you make them a priority.
What do you make a priority that you enjoy?
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