Friends and Family, I have come to some decisions of late that I am sharing with you today. Change has come into my Life, and in order for me to continue what I do in my Life, I literally had to make changes so I would not get sucked into running the marathon that many are running in Life. As it is, some days that I do blog I work so hard, that by the time I finish up the day, I don’t know whether I am coming or going. Yes, true.
The following are the decisions I have come to. On the days I do blog, I will give it my all. Truthfully, my stamina is still not 100% from all I went through with my Dad, as I am beginning to realize, which means I require more rest than I normally do. Instead of answering all comments under some posts of mine, I am only going to be clicking “like”. Those comments my Heart guides me to answer, I will. On the days I am giving it my all, I will make every effort to answer all comments and visit blogs of those who come to Petals.
Also, my template for posts have begun to change too. I am creating longer posts lately, and in order to do this effectively, I require more time. So, again, I must decide when to blog, when not to blog, when to answer comments, etc. I only have so much time in one day, and with all I do have in my Life, I am just not willing at this point in my Life, to add to it. I want to bring to Petals quality publishing, so I have again decided to cut down on my actual blogging hours. Perhaps when my stamina is back up where it usually is, I can jump with both feet into blogging like the good ‘o days!
Another new that is beginning to unfold. Hubby is expressing motivation to go on more photo shoots with me. Again, here, my Friends and Family, time is involved. In order to be at these shoots, edit the photos from these shoots, compose and create posts to go along with the images, more time is what I am in need of. I promise to do my best with everyone here, for as you know, I LOVE to talk to you, I LOVE to interact with you, yet, for this phase of my Life, I must do what I must in order to keep my Life Balanced. I ask Patience from you.
That being said, I even made a decision that involves my personal Life. I only have a TracFone, to be used in emergencies. Before I left for my Dad’s service, I bought a ton of minutes so that I could begin to text. Well, I ate those minutes up so fast, it made my head spin. As one of my brothers’ so eloquently put it, “Ame, don’t you realize text is like um one liners or so?” and here I am using the microphone dictating books. LOL What can I say? I am wordy. I LOVE words! Anyways …
I am opting not to buy any more minutes so that I can again text. And this is the reason why. I found myself rapidly bouncing between my cellphone answering tons of texts that were coming in, and my computer trying to keep up with the blogging I do. Back and forth, back and forth .. It got to a point I felt I was an adrenalin junkie, speeding out of control. I refuse to join this crazy world in this insane idea of “sorry, we don’t have time for a phone call, only a text, because we are in a rush to get to our next destination.” Texting to me is a great idea to stay in touch with family that live out of state from me, yet I was being controlled by my cellphone with machines in general overtaking my Life. I was running around like a mouse on a wheel, so today I decided no, I will not do this.
If Family wish to stay in contact with me, they know my phone number. At first when my text minutes ran out, I felt desperate, ready to run to the store to buy more, for OH I needed that connection. No, I really don’t. I am not willing to live with a “crutch” and an addiction that takes time away from my personal Life. Sorry, but I am just not willing to do it, nor am I willing to Live my Life without brakes, running running running until I drop. I just stepped off the spinning wheel and it feels good.
There you have it. Soon, my gardens will be ready for me to open, and those of you who have been following me for a while, know from the past, there is a huge amount of work involved. Again, time is crucial. Last year, to my surprise, I was able to keep up with the blogging pretty darn good, but I did not have the amount of comments nor followers as I do this year. Let me just take this easily, and when this comes, I will as I always do, do my best.
In closing, I wish to convey to all of you, how deeply grateful and touched I am by your continued support of my work. Even if I do not answer your comment to thank you personally, as I have done so far in the history of Petals, please know how deeply thankful I am that you take the time to say thank you to me. Your words of encouragement to me assist me to improve my work, as I continue to strive to improve myself in order to share that with you.
I am leaving comments open on this post so that I can read your feedback. As I do, I will click “like” or again, if my Heart guides me to reply, I will. Either way, you are Loved by me, and so so appreciated. All things tend to work out for the best, so, in this temporary stage of my Life, I know you will walk side by side with me, while I do the adjusting I must.
BIG (((HUGS))) Amy
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