Day 125: It’s Time
It’s time for many, many things. For spring, for gay people to be able to marry each other, for everyone to stop using plastic grocery bags and get a couple nice reusable ones (I mean, really…. it’s so easy), etc.
After approximately 47 days of thought, it’s also time for me to cut back on blogging. I hate the encroaching notion that I may have to send crappy content into the world just to follow my own blog-every-day rule. So, I’m changing the rule.
Part of me (most of me, really) views cutting back as a failure. I didn’t even make it halfway to 402 days.
Another, much, much smaller part of me views this for what it really is—a shift in priorities. When I started 402, I had just quit my full-time job to pursue self-employment. I wanted to write, so write I did.
Now, 125 days later, I’m up to my ears in contract work that I love, my friends all have adorable babies and puppies that I want to go visit, and I was accepted into the cast of a amazing show that goes up in June. We start intensive rehearsals in a couple of weeks, and I should probably focus on being a happy and sane employee, cast member, friend and human being.
(My life is not all sunshine and roses—I did lose a mitten yesterday.)
All this is not to say I’m quitting the blog. I’m just quitting the every day-ness of it. There are so many incredibly interesting people and ideas in the world, I won’t be able to stay away for more than a couple of days between posts. Rest assured that I will still flood your email inbox and Facebook feed.
For now, enjoy a beautiful weekend with someone (or a few people) you really like being around. Share some hugs. Punch some shoulders (lovingly).
See you in a few days.
Sometimes you just gotta take a rest, and for you it seems well deserved
Hey, thank you for saying that. Rest is so important. I’m glad you commented – I’m enjoying your blog at first read!
hey thanks bud – it’s fun to comment, glad to provide some input – I do the same thing with laying out a schedule or plan, then it doesn’t always pan out the way I planned. Life changes all the time and you never know when inspiration will strike, so when it does, take advantage, and when you’re not feeling it, you take a rest 🙂
You’re doing good work, Ashleigh. Having so many other things to do is a good thing! Well done.
Thank you, Kari!