This past weekend while Chris and I were retreating for our anniversary, we did a lot of planning for the future.
…what we wanted our family to look like over the next ten years…
…how things should change now that we have TWO kids…
…what our priorities should be…
…what was most important to our family.
In our true geeky form, we pie-charted how we were currently spending our time, then did a pie chart of how we WANTED to spend our time.
And there was one especially gigantic anomaly in the usage of our (particularly my) time: blogging.
Between writing posts, taking photos, editing photos, going to events, reading all of your blogs, commenting on blogs, answering emails … I’d be truly embarrassed to tell you how much time I spend in all that blogging entails.
But on the other hand, it’s a part of who I am. I love blogging and (most) everything that goes along with it, and I especially love all of you.
But with all things, I have to look at it for what it is, look at what’s best for our entire family, and make an objective, wise, decision.
And so, even though I’m not sure what life will look like without it (and really, I’m not even thinking about it in depth for fear of changing my mind), I’m closing up shop.
(I can’t believe I’m actually typing that…and I didn’t know that typing something can choke you up as easily as saying it can…)
This is harder for me than I can possibly convey.
The most painful part of this decision is the fear of losing all of you. You’ve been unbelievably wonderful friends, and have been a HUGE part of my (our!) life. I don’t for a second want to lose touch!!! So I’ll still be around on Facebook and Twitter.
Because really – I can’t stand the thought of saying good-bye.
Oh – and also – I hope you all have an awesome April Fool’s Day.