Thursday, March 27, 2014
A year ago, my daily routine began with a perusal of my favorite blogs. I usually spent 30-60 minutes reading and commenting on blogs. Then I'd spend a little time thinking about what I would write about in my blog that week. That routine changed when I went on retreat last summer. No reading or writing blogs for two months. When I returned, I had a lot of blog ideas - I planned to share some of my insights and experiences while on retreat. Shortly after I returned, my Dad was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma. Suddenly social media was not on the top of my priority list.
It's been a rough 6 months, for my Dad and for the family. I found myself feeling overwhelmed, depressed, fatigued. Honestly, I can just barely get through what I need to do for my workshops and classes. I don't seem to have the energy for much of anything.
Even before my Dad's illness, I was re-thinking where I wanted to go with my art and my life. Asking myself the big questions - what do I want to do with the rest of my life?, how do I want to live?, what is really important to me?, what contributions can I make to the world? I wish I had the answers, but that is an ongoing process.
As a result of this questioning, I realize that right now I just don't have the interest or energy to write regular blog entries. I felt it was important to share my thoughts rather than letting the blog lapse without that acknowledgement. So, this may well be my last blog post. . . Or at some point in the future I may have more energy and enthusiasm and pick up where I left off. Either way, I am grateful for the connections I've made through the blog. Thanks for being a part of my world!