1/21/2017

I Thought About It

I've been thinking about a lot of things lately; a lot of things blog and social media related. Here's what I've come up with:
⭐Blogging in general: What's the purpose? I'm just an average Jane...my opinion isn't any more important than any one else's. And, does anyone really care about what's going on in my life? I mean, like I said, I'm no more important than anyone else, so does it really matter?
⭐I try to keep my family's personal life out of my blog posts, so what is there to write about?
⭐I'm so sick of the political posts on FB & IG. Franklin Graham said my thoughts exactly during an interview (and I'm paraphrasing): The whole "everyone gets a trophy" has ruined today's young adults; they don't know how to lose. (He's my new hero!) 
It's great that we live in a country where we have free speech, but the destroying of property is not okay. They just look like spoiled brats who should have been at work or at school instead of destroying property.
⭐I can't even seem to find time to do the Wednesday Hodgepodge, or when I do, I don't have time to go back and read what everyone wrote. I'm such a Hodgepodge Failure. Big time. 
⭐And the Friday Foto Friends? Same thing. 
⭐I thought about shutting this blog down for a while. It pretty much has been shut down anyway. Or, maybe I should just commit myself to writing more some. I just get so far behind that it's just overwhelming to think of catching up, and this is supposed to be fun; something I want to do, not something I have to do.
⭐Honestly, my dad isn't doing well. My time & energy is going toward him. It's tough to see this big strong man who has never been sick deteriorate. I've had a bad cold this week, so I haven't been able to see him, and that's been tough...real tough. Talking on the phone isn't the same as seeing him and being around him; just spending time with him. 
⭐I'm trying to put things in perspective: what's really important and what's not. The political rants on social media are not important. Writing posts when I don't feel like it aren't important. Spending time with my daddy is important. 
So, here's my conclusion:
If I feel like writing, I'll write. That's basically what I've been doing, anyway, with this blog. If I feel like participating (and I mean really participating) in the Hodgepodge & Friday Foto Friends, I'll do it. And I won't feel guilty when I don't. 
I have a lot of things that are being put on hold right now, and this blog is just a small part. Thanks for your understanding and prayers!

7 comments:

  1. Awww...love you, sweet friend! At least the blog gives you an outlet for when you need it. There's something about writing that is very cathartic, as long as we don't attach an obligation to it. I'm glad you're not giving up on it completely.

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  2. Mary, I am so glad you took the time to pop in and let us know what's going on. I've missed you here (and your ...Catholic posts). Let this be a place where you enjoy visiting and participating. Write when you can. Just let us know how you are. Your dad has been added to my daily prayers (you too!). Peace & hugs my friend!

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  3. I really enjoy reading your blog about all the happenings of our hometown area...even though I grew up in rival town ;-), but I so understand where your priorities are right now. Spend all the time there while you can and never feel guilty about doing so. Will be here to eagerly read when you do write. Prayers and peace to you and hope to run into you and CH soon!

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    1. Thank you! We definitely need to schedule a dinner & beer soon! :)

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  4. Sorry about your dad; hard to see our parents age and change from what we remember of them from our "youth." My philosophy about blogs is "they will always be there." Take care of what you need to in real life and when/if you are ready to return, the blog will always be there for you.

    betty

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  5. Your conclusion? That's how I feel about mine. You need to do what it important for you right now, which means helping your dad out. (BTW, I'll be adding him to my prayer list.) I hope you don't shut down altogether, because I find it is a place to reach out and either help someone or be helped by someone, even if you haven't met in real life. (Like praying for you daddy ;) Hugs to you!

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  6. That's where I've been, too. When you have something to say, say it (because, yes, we really do care to hear it). But it definitely does not need to be a chore. You are putting your time and energy where it is most important right now!

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