This last week or so I’ve had some time to think about how I use my time during the day and how I spend a little too much time on the internet with Facebook, blogging, checking the different networks I’m in, checking my stats etc, etc…
My life is out of balance for sure and I want to make some adjustments so that I am productive at home and spending as much quality time with my boys as possible. What that translates into is better time management… an area that I’m not always crazy about and desperately need to work at. Some days I just don’t want to wash my pile of dirty dishes or clear the pile of stuff that gathers on the counters and computer desk. I guess it’s easy to not do the chores that are calling out but eventually I have to answer their call..although sometimes it feels like they’re screaming!
Balance is a good thing and although the blogging world is not a bad thing it has become an area of preoccupation and time -sucking (my own phrase☺). As I take to re-evaluate and figure please bear with me as I make the changes and create some blogging/internet boundaries for myself. I need to go back to basics and focus on the original reason I began this blog. I don’t plan on giving up blogging , I just need to do some tweaking to the time I invest in it. When I say “blog” it encompasses more than just “Thriving and Surviving withTwins” for me it has also grown into Blog Frog, Seeds of Faith, Top Mommy Blogs, The Mom Blogs, Friday Follows, checking my online stats, etc, etc, etc…you know what I’m talking about!
Now that I”ve started Sweet Simplicity Designs I realize that I am investing too much of myself in online pursuits. Through blogging I have definitely “met” some great individuals and I want to make sure I maintain the connections to those people and the networks that have substance. On the other hand I’ve met and made connections with others just for the sake of getting my blog name out there and nothing more. There’s alot of frivolity and emptiness out in cyberspace and I don’t want to waste my time in things that do not add to who I am as a person.
I know that this blog will continue to develop and “mature” and I hope that it can be a help & encouragment to others regardless if they have multiples or not. I’m learning more and more that I need to be a giver and not just a taker in life. It’s easy to pursue things for the benefits that it bring me but I want to be a person who pursues things with right motives and a right heart. The blogging world can be looked upon as “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Yet I know it can bring people together with like minds, encourage, challenge, instruct and help as well. I’m not totally giving up on it.
Thanks for hearing my heart. Hopefully it made sense to you all.