For a long while, I have felt like I have run out of things to share on a blog.
I am going to take a blog break. I feel pretty sure that it won’t take long for me to come running back to post something on my blog (since I’m not known for being able to stay quiet for very long), so I’m not going to shut down BH&CWL. I’m sure I will be visiting your blogs, because I love doing that, and I don’t want to lose contact with all of the wonderful friends I have “met” through my blog.
I do want to say that I have gained SO much from having a blog (other than just a bigger rear end!). The wonderful people, who have consistently left comments on my blog, have been so supportive. When I began blogging, I thought I’d email a few of my old friends from “Rate My Space” days and tell them about it, and maybe they would comment on my first blog post. After that first post, I was sure I’d be the only person reading my blog. I had no idea how many kind people there were in Blogville.
This blog has enabled me to find such amazing friends and to laugh, cry, share, and learn with all of you. I do not regret one minute of sitting in front of this computer for hours, while my rear end grew bigger and bigger, and…. I am sure I will continue spending a lot of hours in front of this computer, because I can’t miss seeing what all of you are creating and thinking (so I guess there is no hope for my rear end).
When I began blogging, I thought I would probably create a few posts just for fun, and then I’d be “over” the blogging thing. That was 2 1/2 years ago! Had it not been for the wonderful friends I was meeting through my blog, I probably wouldn’t have lasted a month at blogging. I work full time, and I am so fortunate to be able to have my grandchildren around frequently. I also try to cook meals for my sweetheart and myself, and I try to occasionally have a conversation with him. When I began blogging, I told myself that I didn’t need any more responsibilities, and if blogging became a responsibility, I could just stop blogging. Unfortunately, for the past few months, blogging has felt like a responsibility. (I began feeling that I had nothing worth sharing~it’s really y’all’s fault, because you were sharing such wonderful things! Some of you may be sighing with relief, because that is one less blog you have to visit and come up with something nice to say in a comment.)
I cannot even begin to tell you how much your encouragement has meant to me. I have laughed, cried, and learned with all of you, and it has been a life-changing journey for me. You have touched me in ways that I never thought that someone, whom I had never met face-to-face, could do. I am a stronger, more creative, and more knowledgeable person because of each of you.
This is all going to sound very melodramatic if I come back next week and start posting again! Just writing this post is bringing tears to my eyes. You are the BEST, and I will miss your loving comments so much.
Is there anyone who would like to host Favorite Things Saturday? Please let me know, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will add one more post to direct bloggers to link up at your blog.
I’m already missing y’all! With much love, laurie