“No,” answered the other.
“You will!” exclaimed the first one with authority.
I have always thought about that conversation and wondered when and if it would ever hit me. The entire blogging experience has been so much fun in so many ways.
Somewhere in the last three months though, burnout finally hit. Blogging had become all work and way too much of it. I’d been feeling burnout coming on for several months.
My husband changing jobs and all the stress that came along with it–for both of us, the stress of another pregnancy, sickness, traveling for the holidays, and always having the deadline of another blog post each day just all became overwhelming. I was exhausted and wanted to go lie down and read a book or take a nap while the kids slept, not go to the computer and work during every free minute.
After three plus years of blogging every single day, I have decided to cut back to five days a week for a while. I’ve cut back not only on the number of posts, but the amount of time I spend blogging altogether. It has been so needed and freeing during this busy time. Already I find that love of blogging returning. The love of sharing our last laugh is coming back and instead of dreading writing my next post as I felt for a while, the anticipation and joy are coming back. At this point I’m not sure if this will be a temporary schedule, but for right now it’s working great! So that’s what’s been happening in our neck of the woods…