I’m so sorry to have been missing here for two weeks, but life happens. My schedule has gotten quite busy because I have been following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan since the beginning of September 2016 in order to lose weight and improve my health. It’s been working extremely well and my husband has begun to follow it for the most part as well. But because it means not eating any processed foods at all, I have to make everything, mostly from scratch, which I don’t mind doing, but it is a bit more time consuming. Especially because I am trying to make breakfast foods, crackers and cookies in advance to try to stay ahead of the cooking/baking a bit.
In addition, my mother-in-law has been struggling with severe pain and weakness in her left leg, which has also caused her to fall several times, so I am needed to take her to medical appointments and physical therapy, which she is receiving twice a week to strengthen her leg, which I do not mind doing because family is high on my list of priorities.
Of course, I still have my normal housework to attend to and homeschooling our youngest son, who is fairly independent now.
Then there’s my novel, my work in progress, which I am longing to work on but have had very little time lately. I also have this blog and I need to continue to read books. Therefore, I have decided to back off on my blog posts. Instead of posting five days a week, I will begin posting just three days a week as of Monday, February 27th. I will post on Mondays, which will be book reviews, posts about writing, or stuff about me that I feel you might be interested in. I will continue my Wordless Wednesday posts on Wednesdays, and I will posts on Fridays, but those posts will sometimes be poems, sometimes Flash Fiction stories, and sometimes short stories that could even be a two-part that would carry over to the following week.
I hope if you’ve been following this blog, you will continue to do so and that you will continue to find something here that you enjoy. I apologize to any of you who really enjoyed my Top Ten Tuesday posts. I enjoyed them too, but they are quite time consuming for me to post because I often have to look through my books or my Goodreads account or even search Amazon in order to come up with a list of ten books for each of the different topics. Fast, easy topics are few and far between for me. So, with a bit of disappointment, I have decided to stop posting these.
4 thoughts on “An Update on this Writer’s Life”
Thank you for your kind, encouraging words, Lori. 🙂
Kelly – I enjoy reading your posts, but don’t always comment. Kudos to you for recognizing when to take a step back and evaluate what must stay and what must be put aside for awhile. I truly believe that God honors our obedience. Taking care of family members, and living a healthy lifestyle are important, and fall under that “obedience” category. In my own writing I find that at times I struggle with the fact that some months I can post once a week, while other months I can only post twice a month. But that is what I can do and feel led to do at this time. Life is truly crazy busy, and writing, as you know, takes lots of time. So don’t allow frustration or sadness to seep in because you have changed your posting schedule. Instead, allow the times away from the keyboard to be a time of refreshment.
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Thank you, Jill. I feel the same way. As a follower of Christ, I believe that our priorities are supposed to come in this order: God, family, church, and then other people and activities, and I live my life according to these priorities as best I can.
Also, thank you so much for being someone who reads and follows my blog. I don’t have as much time to read other blogs, including yours, as I would like, but I do try to visit as often as possible. Your blog is always an inspiration and encouragement to me.
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Ecclesiastes 3- A time for everything, honor your heart and by so doing, you can be there for others. We are constantly evolving and becoming something new, so embrace this next chapter in your life. Much writing comes after the experiences gleaned.