Seasons of quiet

I’ve entered a quiet season. I didn’t plan it, but it has happened. There are times that my mind is just teeming with thoughts and opinions and a compelling desire to share every ounce of it. Then, there are times that I intentionally remain quiet, usually due to my mind getting out of control and needing to recoup and remember what’s important.

It’s partially a season a busyness. Are you aware it’s already mid-November? My husband has been out of town more than he’s been home, and I’ve been out of town myself. A LOT. I’ve literally been gone 15 out of the last 30 days. When I’m home, I’m sleeping a lot and trying to not feel sick — and since you don’t want to hear me complain about it, I wont. 🙂

Now it’s time for Thanksgiving. And Christmas. We are planning to do homemade gifts — and those are time consuming. Every year I promise myself that we are going to plan ahead… and then we end up doing this. I’ll run around frantically just like I did last year. Maybe next year I will actually learn.

I feel guilty that I haven’t really been on here. I’ve even done several guest posts and I’ve been a terrible non-promoter over them. Here’s the truth — blogging and trying to grow is hard work. I wish it was a matter of simply writing a post and everyone reading it.  There is so much behind the scenes.  I’m not very good at most of it. I don’t socialize online the way I should. Even my post from Tuesday wasn’t that promoted — and it’s was big news!

… but I’m learning to be okay with all this. I could let guilt just take over and feel as though I am wasting this space, but I won’t.  I believe I am here for a reason and eventually everything will level out in a positive way.

Soon I will feel awesome again. The holidays will be over and I will have an overwhelming urge to talk about every thought that crosses my mind. (And you’ll miss this quiet stage! HA!)

Until then, I will make plans to make this holiday season incredible and important to Bluebelle. I will do my best to help her 2 year old imagination be filled with wonder. I’ll share it as I can, but for now I’m going to let the blog take a back seat.  Do you ever find the need to do this?

Do you enter seasons of quiet? Seasons where you feel it’s best to step back and soak in instead of sharing?

Side note: It reminds me of Mary’s line in Luke 2:19, “And Mary treasured all these things, and pondered them in her heart.” It’s a season of treasuring and pondering, for sure.

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2 thoughts on “Seasons of quiet

  1. Jill Schrader

    Don’t worry. No one is hating you for not blogging enough! Blog when you want to, not because you have to. Just focus on growing that little one and spending time enjoying the family of three!
    However, you are still required/obligated to attend the next blogger meetup so we can hang out. 🙂

  2. Megan Card

    I am unintentionally entering into a quiet season on my blog as well. Partially because of the busyness of the holiday season… partially because I am gearing up for the big blog transition over to WordPress.

    We are entering a season of transition as a family as well and I fear that I will disclose too much too soon if I were to blog about all that is going on in our life. It’s difficult to find the proper balance between blogging and family, but I feel like it is often best for those of us with young ones at home to schedule periods of downtime.

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