It’s time for me to say good-bye for a while. No, it’s time to say see ya later.
Good bye is so final. And finality is something I’m just not ready to embrace.
I haven’t been writing here lately. I’ve been putting all my energy into Project: Underblog and all the behind the scenes stuff that must happen to make that blog a success.
This space? Well, lately it has felt more like an albatross – a place where I know I need to say something but the words just don’t come. Or don’t fit. I hate that is feels like this. I’ve been here since November 2007 spouting my ramblings and reflections…and for a time it was all I needed.
Not anymore. I need something more.
I need to feel like I’m giving back to the blogging community in a different way. I need to feel like I’m contributing something greater. I need to feel like the time and effort of all of this is worth it – that the time I take from being with my children or being a better wife are worth it. And this isn’t that space anymore. That space is somewhere else.
So I’m making a choice. I’m letting go of hooey!critic until things can balance and I can make all those tough choices about where I want my efforts to go. I’ll still be writing over at Project: Underblog and doing my damnedest to turn that into the greatness I believe it is. I hope you’ll come find me there…
I hope I’ll be back someday and this blog will remain online until that decision is made. It might be a while and that’s okay. This is a tough decision and that’s okay, too. I wouldn’t expect it to be easy to shut down something you’ve put your heart and soul into for over 5 years.
But I thank you. I thank you for every visit, every comment, every piece of advice, every virtual hug, and every moment you helped me realize I’m doing okay as a mother and as a woman. Each of you are etched into my heart.
So I’ll see ya later…