I am stepping away from Blossoming Joy for a little while to increase my breathing space and decrease unnecessary obligations. If the internet is like a drug, then I am like a junkie... always convincing myself that I am better off immersed in the digital world. In spite of evidence to the contrary, I still cling even when I know a clean break is needed.
"Today is the day that I scale back!" Again and again, I fail to muster the courage. So... Today IS the day. Thanks be to God.
Does the internet really need me? No. Not really. But my family does need me. Now.
I regularly examine where this blog fits into my call to love and, too often, "blogging" becomes a euphemism for running away from the call to love those closest to me. So... as I've done many times before, I'm taking a break.
I'm going to cook more, sew more, read more, look in people's eyes more, and yes... I'm going to write more. And experience tells me it's going to be a time of tremendous peace and growth.
I'm eager to refresh.
My archived links are still searchable from the internet and I suspect I will be back sooner or later...
In the meantime, you are welcome to sign up to my receive my email newsletter. I will be taking a break from that as well but as soon as I'm back, subscribers will be the first to know.
Thank you all for your love and support. I appreciate you so much.