(The photos above are of Sage doing a little squirrel catch-and-release in hopes of catching one that becomes tame because it gets treats in the trap. Hm.)
I set a goal a year or so ago to come here four days a week and post. Meaningful posts. Real posts. Challenging or inspiring or beautiful posts. And somehow along the way four became usually five. And that has been so good for me. Writing here has become one of my favorite parts of my day, each day.
But as our autumn homeschooling season has come (and our three-week quarantine has gone) I am finding us wandering out into the world or getting lost deep in projects more than in the past. And I desire to be present with my kids during the day, and with Pete (and myself and my crafting) in the evenings, and all the while make time each week to focus on my growing business and on writing my book.
Hello plate. How very full you look today.
But everything on my plate I love. I want more of everything! (It's like a Thanksgiving dinner of life.) There are gifts to make and handwriting projects to work on and rabbit and dog breeds to research and walks to take and skills to learn. There is living to do, and I don't want this space to get in the way of that. (That would pretty much miss the point of what I have created here, wouldn't it?)
So I have set a goal to write 2-3 posts per week here, rather than the 4-5 I have made a habit of. Many of you have told me that this is the first place you go each morning, that you start your day here. And I don't want to let you down. (Because as one of my favorite people told me recently, "Do you know what your biggest personality flaw is? It is that you want to please everyone. And you can't." So true.)
But my priorities are being rearranged a bit this season, and this feels like balance to me.
So I'll still be coming here often, but not every-day-sort-of-often. I'll keep chatting with you on my Clean Facebook page and I'll keep pinning inspiration on my boards on Pinterest. So keep up with me there, and subscribe to my RSS feed if you haven't already and keep coming here every day or so to find fresh full posts now and then.
Love to you all. You have become a part of my day-to-day world. I love your comments, your emails, your insights. I'm still here. Just not with quite the frequency as before.