A Different Season for Me as I Come Back to Blogging

by Karen on June 25, 2012

I glanced at my posts and see I have only posted once each month for the last few months and to tell you the truth……..it felt good.  I had much to say but didn’t want to write or type or talk.

 I just wanted to live.  I wanted to pray.  I wanted to just be in my in real life home alone with my family and no computer.

 And yes I have paid for it by losing readers and subscribers.  I have lost touch with my online friends and know it may be hard to catch up with them.  I have lost contact with business partners that I have worked with by being absent from twitter and facebook.

But the price I pay being offline was nothing compared to the blessings that I recieved while at home.  My Father and I have spent more time together each morning.  My husband and I have had more communication and alone time.  My kids don’t think I am always on the computer and have enjoyed mommy paying much more attention to them.  My kids, hubby, and I have spent more time together as a family.  All in all the time spent was really just to concentrate on home, health, and well being.    

But, yes there is a but…..I missed my time.  My social media life, aka blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and pinning have become part of my life.  I love this part of me so I will start again to develop what I worked on for the last 3 years but this time I will have balance.  I know that if too much time is spent in one area of life then others suffer.  And all of that affects my body…aka my fibro!

I am here to say we women can do many things and have many hats and do it all – whatever our all is- but we have to really know our priorities and balance our day to put those priorities first.  We all have different seasons of life and we need to know what season we are in and what season God wants us in.  We need to quit comparing ourselves to everyone else and be content right where we are today.  

So, bottom line is I am back but at a different place then when I started this online life 3 years ago.  I started laying in bed with no outside connections.  I was alone all winter while my husband worked and my kids attended public school. That was a different season and my online life served the purpose of then but not now.  It is  time to tweak.  

 Now I will begin ground work for this season.  I still have fibro and daily pain but nothing compared to that winter three years ago.  My kids are at home being homeschooled.  My husband and I are different together, working together and trying to be one as God wants.  We are not going away from each other but growing closer and closer to each other.  

Three years have passed and each one of us is different and my family is focusing on God and us as a family and everything else comes second or further down the priority line!

I hope you come back as a reader.  I have many wonderful things planned.  Stay tuned for information, reviews, giveaways and more fibro and chronic illness help and support.  

I missed you and am glad to be back.

p.s.  the kids have had great times playing with friends this summer while those friends are home from school (see pictures)

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Stephanie@Bowmania June 25, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Welcome back! 🙂 I am sure the time with your family was/is precious! The kids grow so fast and it is easy to miss things when our faces are in the computer! 🙂

You were missed.

Thank you for this great post

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Thank you dear friend. I missed you too. Praying I can see you at Allume so I can give you a great big hug!

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Nanette June 25, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Sometimes you have to get that balance…three yrs ago you couldn’t, but you’re in a better place now. Praise God for that. The readers and sponsors will come back because you are worth it and because you will work for it. I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to seeing you again!

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Hey cuz, It was so good seeing you at mom and dads. Terrible that we are so close but don’t see each other much. We can thank our illnesses for that! If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to call me. Thank you for reading my blog and coming back!

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Barbie June 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I was glad to see your post pop up on Facebook today. I am thankful for this time you’ve had with your family. Nothing compares to that. I am still here and looking forward to your posts.

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Oh yes, the time with family is precious because it goes so darn fast. I can’t believe how fast my kids have grown. Thank you for sticking with me. I am so thankful for that.

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Bonnie House June 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I am so glad that you had some time off and now you are. back. Will be looking forward to what you will have to share with us.

Fibrous friend-Bonnie

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:36 AM

And you will like some of the things we will be doing…giveaways and learning more about our illness. Thank you for coming back and being with us!

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Tereasa June 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I’m still here and glad to have you back. I appreciate it when people take breaks to focus on other things. I think it makes a better blogger. Be blessed!

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:37 AM

And your blog has been an inspiration to me. I pray I can be a better blogger than before. It is so good to be back and share with you. Thank you for the blessings and may God bless you too.

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Alicia The Snowflake June 25, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I am glad to see you back too! I love how you’re re-prioritizing for this stage in your life. It’s interesting how life is always changing. Praying blessings over this time in your life! Big (((hugs)))

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Oh girl, so many huge hugs to you too. I missed you. Thank you for coming over and reading today. I think of you often and wonder how you are doing. I just can’t believe how much changes in such a short period of time. Thank you so much for the prayers. I so appreciate them and I am praying for you too.

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Michelle (eyecorn) June 25, 2012 at 9:33 PM

I am so glad you have had time to spend with God, your husband, and family! May the Lord continue to show you the next season in your life. Always love hearing from you–when the timing is right! God bless!

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Karen June 26, 2012 at 6:42 AM

Oh Michelle, so good to see your words. Have missed you but the time was good away. Thank you for your kind words and for the email response. I just read it and really most of all I just wanted to connect with you again. You were such a blessing to me and I missed talking. Thank you for the prayers and blessings and the same to you and your family. I will be praying for you mama especially and for your strength and travel mercies as you go back and forth. Hugs to you dear friend.

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Alle June 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Welcome back, sister! We’ve not connected much in the online world, but I hope to change that in the near future! Thank you for you for setting a good example to a young mama like me to prioritize my family and relationship with God and allow the online sphere in my life to re-shape itself as different seasons come and go! Blessings!

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