We all have goals and dreams. Whether it’s running a half-marathon, wanting to take a two-week European holiday, or starting a new business, we all aspire at some point in our lives for something more. We take steps – big or small – towards those dreams. And no matter how hard you work, how much energy you put into it, how much you truly want it, sometimes life has different plans.
Turns out writing a daily blog is A LOT of work. Between developing the projects, taking and editing the photos, writing the posts, publicizing the posts, commenting on other blogs to get more followers, planning the editorial calendar, buying the supplies to create the projects….every extra hour I’ve had since August has been poured into this. And I’ve loved every second of it. But the harsh truth is it has come with many sacrifices.
Ironically, WRITING the Sixty Minute Housewife has prevented me from BEING the Sixty Minute Housewife.
This eight-hour-a-night gal has been averaging five hours of sleep. Coffee or long phone talks with girlfriends are gone. I am sometimes short-tempered with the kids and my hubby as I worry about my endless to-do list (plus this mama is just exhausted). Training for my half-marathon in January has slipped by the way side. Date nights are very rare. Laundry baskets are overflowing. Pictures that have been wanting to get hung for months are still on my bedroom floor. And thank you notes for my son’s birthday never did get written.
And the worst thing about it all….kids have been fussier, mama is STILL sick and my husband is really getting the short straw as every minute I have without the kids is spent on my computer.
So for now, Sixty Minute Housewife is going on hiatus.
This saddens me deeply, as I am gravely disappointed in myself for taking a break after only a couple of months. But the reality is that dreams are only as good as their imagineer, and in an effort to manage being a mom, wife, friend and PR practitioner, plus now a blogger, I am chipping away at myself, my spirit, my passions and the people I care most about.
I am using the holidays to reevaluate what I want from this little project of mine. I have enjoyed sharing my ideas with you my readers, and look forward to inspiring you more. I will come back in Janaury…even if it is just a couple posts a week.
Because I won’t give up on this dream…. and hope that you won’t give up on yours either no matter what roadblocks life hands you.
Much love and kisses,