September 02, 2010
Motherhood has, in many ways, been exactly what I expected. It's tiring, it's grueling, and it's repetitive. It takes up every minute of your day and every thought in your head. Much of my free time is unfortunately devoted to researching problems: annoyingly short naps, night waking, nursing strikes, etc. Other moments are spent researching more fun things, like baby food recipes and age-appropriate toys. But thankfully, at six months, there is indeed free time. I do get about four or five hours to myself every day.
I just have to prioritize those hours.
Half that time is spent with my husband in the evening. I still get to knit and wind down before bedtime, which these days is 9:30. The other half is during the day, and it gets split between research, housework, and relaxing.
And while blogging used to be one of my favorite hobbies, it's just not at the top of my priority list anymore. I barely make time to follow the news, much less form an opinion on it.
It should come as no shock to you -- seeing as I have written only 30 posts in the past six months -- that this blog is winding to a close. And the thing is, I hate when blogs peter out. I never know if I should keep checking in on Rachel Lucas or if she's done. I hate that.
So I was all ready to write this post last night and close up shop...and I checked my email first. And there was an email from a lurker who said she misses me...
And I took pause.
The only thing keeping me here anymore is all of you. All the people I've met and the sharing of ideas I've made a tiny contribution to over the years. I hate to not share anymore.
It's quite painful for me to quit.
Even moreso after I went back and read this post and its comments.
I was very ready to hang up my hat yesterday. At peace with it even. But now that it comes time to do it, I can't quite bring myself to it.
But I also hate to leave this blog hanging too...
I have to sleep on it.
Based on your title in my bloglines, I expected a different kind of announcement, LOL!
I hope that you decide to keep blogging, even if only sporadically. I'm betting in six months you'll be back blogging away more regularly again.
Posted by: Heather at September 02, 2010 07:21 PM (pP752)
Posted by: Sespi at September 02, 2010 07:52 PM (glwpe)
So may the force be with you. But I tend to think an all or nothing approach is the wrong road. Life is fluid - the next six months with look completely different than the last. When L.E. turned 7 months I realized I had a completely different life going. And I needed to get some activities, STAT. You may wake up dying to talk to people about some political or worldly development in just a few short weeks, and unless you have a very different play group than I did, the other mom's at baby playdates might not really want to hear your deep opinions on the matter. Or even worse, they might judge your baby!
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Posted by: stacy at September 03, 2010 12:19 AM (oubiR)
Me, I've got your blog linked in my sidebar, so I can tell when you update. Once every couple months is just fine!
Posted by: Lissa at September 03, 2010 05:59 AM (mgjM7)
Sarah, I have missed your posts, but assumed you were enjoying your little one. I hope you don't stop blogging, but honestly, you have to do what is best for your family. If you do decide to "close up shop" I wish you many years of happiness - It's been great getting to know you over the years, even if we'll probably never get the chance to meet "in real life"
Wishing you all the best!
Posted by: keri at September 03, 2010 09:15 AM (Tb2Kh)
I like it that you are busy with life but I would appreciate a little post now and then with the all the baby milestones.
I feel like I know you after all you've shared with us ,but I know you are a private person.
And I still check Rachel some to see if she's back.
I have you in RSS feed so if you post I will see it. Not begging, just saying. ;D
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Posted by: Pat in MN at September 03, 2010 01:52 PM (1fuE/)
If we clap enough for Tinker Bell, maybe she'll stay around..
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Posted by: Stephanie at September 04, 2010 11:45 PM (ccH8C)
And, happy 6-month birthday to the Grok family. =)
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