Have you been wondering where I’ve been this past week? It’s not like me to have this many days between writing but unfortunately, I am still injured. My sprained elbow and wrist are keeping me from writing. It’s just too darn painful at this point and I feel that it’s time to take a pause while I heal. Really and truly heal this time.
The photo above was taken last Friday while I was out picking up dinner in the city. As I was roaming around the block near the apartment, it stopped me in my tracks. Jake, given the opportunity, would write his name in wet cement without any hesitation. Even more amazing, it would look just like this handwriting. It made me think of him and then of Cole, Claire and Mark and how I have been looking forward to sharing good quality family time with all of them.
Since starting this blog, I have been on a whirlwind of writing, meeting new and interesting people, some of who I now call friends, and working off-line building opportunities for me to reach my dream of freelancing while being a stay at home mom. Being able to write about things that move me and excite me is the path I am on and to continue learning while I share my passions.
To reach my creative goals, I know I need to get my ducks-in-a-row before continuing down that path. Along with recovering and relaxing, I will be tying up a few loose ends and refocusing on my original intentions I set when I started TerraSavvy.
I know I’m not the only one out there going through this challenge of finding the work-life-blogging balance.
- Karen Wolrond writes about the business of blogging, how the rules have changed and getting back to her own original intentions. She wants to once again enjoy blogging as much as she did when she started nine years ago. She took a week off to figure out how.
- Helen Jane wrote an amazing post, one Karen also references, referring to bloggers as dance partners. I think she made a lot of valid points on how this environment has changed over the years and why it’s important for us to go back to the roots of blogging. It’s not a long read, but one worth your time. At the heart of her message, it’s about intention. My favorite word. Here are what I find to be two of the best take away lines in her post:
“Blogs became less of a reflection of a way things are and more a reflection of what people want.”
“When we share our realities, the truth we’re experiencing right now, our collective wisdom, dreams and connections, we crack open the REAL opportunity of the internet.”
- Kate Riley is basically in the exact same place I will be embarking on in three days. Going off the grid! She’s on a family vacation and will be recharging her creative battery while she’s gone, “far away” as she explains.
We are heading off for our second road trip of the summer on Saturday and the timing of my injury and a planned vacation leave me in a good place to step away from here for about a week. I will be recharging my own creative battery by breathing in the world around me, playing with my babies, reconnecting with my husband, meeting an online friend in real life, exploring new places and taking part in my favorite activity (second only to writing) reading Gretchen’s latest book. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy.
While I’m away, I’ll also be working on TerraSavvy behind the scenes and will have a few exciting announcements for when I return!
So, meet me back here on Tuesday, August 21 and we’ll continue down this amazing path together!
Until then, enjoy the summer and as always, remember to…
ouch! – too much writing and now I need an Advil!