Monday, May 6, 2013
Spring: a Celebration of New Things
When I started blogging a little over a year ago, I remember finding other bloggers share about their tiredness of blogging. Most of them had been blogging for about a year. I remember reading posts with challenges to blog everyday for a month. I never took any of those challenges up mostly because I was blogging about 4-5 times a week and was very happy with the content. I remember thinking at the time, "What are these ladies talking about? How can you get tired of blogging? Blogging is one of the best outlets in the world."
I started out the new year with big plans and dreams for this little blog. You might remember this post about my blogging values. I believed in those values and still do.
I was determined to be a blogger who made a difference with her blog. I wanted to change lives--to challenge and encourage women who were needed encouragement and strength.
Despite my determination to not become that blogger, I did. I wouldn't say that I ran out of things to write or to share. I could share my opinion all day long. But I annoy myself, so I can only imagine what it would be like to read that. Not fun.
I think I just grew weary.
Looking back over the last couple of months, I regret not blogging...not sharing life with other people who I've come to value. I lost that love for connection.
For that I'm sorry.
I don't really feel that I need to ask your forgiveness for not blogging. How conceded would that be? How vain would I be thinking that you've just been sitting at your computer waiting to hear from me? (Sometimes blogging and using social media makes us selfish.)
I do want to share life with you and I'm choosing to make an effort to do that.
I hope that we can reconnect and began this journey together again.
So, about that title...well, it is still spring and in spring we celebrate all new things. We celebrate the birth of little animals. We celebrate the earth as she awakens from her winter's sleep. We celebrate the clean, freshness of everything. So, today, I'm celebrating a new spring for All My Love for All My Days. She's getting cleaned up and reborn. And that is something to celebrate...at least for me.