Despite being an incurable introvert, I have a tendency to talk too much.
I'm not sure I've ever left a party and not wondered why I talk so darn much.
In some ways I've transferred that habit here, to the blog. I have a captive audience and I can come and share my thoughts whenever the spirit moves me.
And the fact that what I say might inspire you somehow? Whoa. Now I might never shut up.
But the truth is thought, I also crave silence.
I need lots of quiet time to be lost in the day-to-day work of my life, to soak of the magic of my family, and to be in my own head.
There is mindfulness in the silence.
But you and I have an unspoken agreement.
You know that if you come here during the week, there's a pretty good chance you'll find a new post. Most days during the week.
And I feel a little sorry if I don't share something with you.
So I come here and share.
Day after day.
Even – sometimes – when I really just need quiet.
Today I'm feeling still.
I'm feeling present.
I'm feeling the need for peaceful down time with my family.
I'm feeling like powering down my laptop and going outside.
And yet I don't want to let you down.
Because I really like you.
It's like we have a Monday Morning Coffee Date that I should either show up for or call and cancel.
I doubt that most of you know how much it means to me that you come here and read what I write. What a gift that is! And I don't want to disrespect that by disappearing on you.
But sometimes I need to.
I need to disappear now and then and get lost in my own head.
And get lost in the quiet.
So I'm here this morning to share a new plan with you. (Not unlike I shared here but never followed through on.)
I won't be showing up here everyday.
Maybe sometimes I won't be here all week.
And when that happens you can assume I'm in the woods with my kids or canning the last of the tomatoes. If I'm away, it's probably a good thing.
Perhaps it will inspire you to power off your computer and head out into the world for an adventure of your own.
I'll still be here, but I want to allow myself the freedom to write only when I have something to truly worth sharing.
How does that sound?
With that, I'm out of here. For today anyway.
I do hope you understand.
So. Much. Love.