I am one to put waaaaay too many things on my plate. I make huge plans and even bigger goals. When I set my sights on something, I work and work and work to get it done. Well, I used to, anyway. I’m done. I need a break from it all. I am overwhelmed, friends.
There is nothing more important to me than my family. To be completely honest, the last couple of months I have put them to the side to spend waaaaay too much time blogging. I got it in my head that I needed to write, write, write to make tons of money this holiday season. I decided to put together 25 Christmas gift guides. Seriously. I am totally insane. I even mentioned that in a blog post when I told my readers of this (now stupid) idea I had. This is what I said…
I am committing to something totally insane this holiday season! Be on the lookout for The Triplet Farm’s 25 Days of Christmas Gift Guides! Beginning October 28th I will be publishing 25 Christmas gift guides for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, Moms, Dads, and Nanas and Papas too! This will be a labor of love, I am sure, but it will be so much fun!
My “plan” was to share 25 gift guides every other day from October 28th to December 15th. I made it to 15 before I was seriously burnt out. I mean, really, committing to that many blog posts should have me committed. Right?! By the 10th gift guide, it was anything but fun.
So, today I am letting you know that I am done with the gift guides for this year. I’m done sitting at my computer every.single.day spending more time writing about what to get kids for Christmas rather than sitting and asking my own kids what they want from Santa. Netflix has been their babysitter for too long these last couple of months. It’s time for me to be their mother, not their mother that blogs and gets frustrated when they ask her to play or to feed them. Gah. That sounds so bad. But there have been days like that here.
Maybe it was the few days my husband and I got to spend alone in Nashville that has made me want to take a break from the blogging world. Those few quiet, kidless days made me appreciate him more. They helped me fall in love with him all over again. They made me want to be more present in his life, not my blogging life.
Or, it could be the near possibly tragic accident we narrowly avoided on the Nashville freeway Saturday night. My life flashed before my eyes. And you wanna know what I saw? I saw my family. What I didn’t see was me sitting in at the computer writing.
Honestly, though, I think what really woke me up and got me out of the blogging trance I was in was hearing of a family that lost one of their triplets to cancer. When I read the Facebook post his family shared of his passing cried and cried. I cried heavy, crocodile tears for a family that I have never met. That second, there was nothing more that I wanted than to grab my babies and hold them close.
So, I am done, friends. I have spent too many hours staring at the light of my computer screen recently. I have let writing be the most important thing in my life. I’m done with that. I had (like I mentioned above) huge plans for so many different holiday posts. I just can’t do it now. I love writing and sharing. And I want it to stay that way. These things are a huge part of me. Today, though, I just need that break.
I need to be present in my family’s life right now.
I guess what I am trying to say is – don’t expect much more posts from The Triplet Farm this year. I know that for most bloggers, they push, push, and push some more to meet their end of the goals. Don’t get me wrong, I have those same goals, but I seriously just don’t care about them at this point in time. I have other things I need to focus on – their names are Matt, Jase, Henley, and Sadie.