Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August!! BACK TO SCHOOL!

Dear Friends,

I just cannot seem to keep up with this little blog. Actually that isn't entirely true. I have time it is just hasn't been of interest in regards to me writing. I do pop in a read my friends. I do not comment a lot but I do stop in.



I will be honest I had a rough summer. I also have noticed a few other blogger friends did as well. My depression was in high gear for some reason. I know a lot of people have different opinions on this and believe me as I ministers wife I hear it all too often.




I pushed myself on with the Lord's help and I am feeling much better. I do see KEY THINGS that I will avoid next summer as it tends to be a weak time of year for me. I will share in a later post. But today I just wanted to say HELLO! We started our new homeschool year last week. We are heading into week 2! My oldest leaves for college next Friday. I have such a mix of emotions.




My heart wants to write here and journal and etc. But honestly I just feel my blog is just one more blog. I sit and often do not know what to share because it has already been shared by others. I just don't know if there is even an interest. I want what I do to be purposeful for the Lord. Is my blogging purposeful? Is it another thing to take time? Just some thoughts I am pondering.

Chrissy

16 comments:

  1. It's very hard to come up with a post. I haven't post a lot lately for that very reason. I believe maybe we need to find what we are passion about. I have been thinking on those thoughts lately, what am I passionate about? Am I really passionate about anything? Is it one thing or many things? I fully understand Chrissy I am there also. It is so hard to believe that your oldest is off to college...where is the time going? Take care sweet friend enjoy your evening with your sweet family.

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    1. Thank you. I have also been thinking the same things in regards to my passions. I think if my blog was dedicated to one or two things I am passionate about it would have direction.

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  2. Yes I hear what you are saying about blogging, Chrissy. I often have nothing interesting to say and there are so many blogs around which are full of all kinds of good ideas and are beautifully constructed and so on. I think if readers are interested in the person blogging they will still be there when you do write a post. A lot of US bloogers seem to take a break during summer as it is such a busy time for them and the children are on holidays etc. Hope you are feeling better.

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    1. Thanks for always encouraging me!!! You have always been such a breath of fresh air and a faithful reader. Thank you it means a lot!!

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  3. You know Chrissy as someone who has suffered from really deep depression, I can understand you just not wanting or being able to blog. I just write about what I am doing and if people don't like it they don't have to read it. I realize there are much spiffier blogs out there and many with great content but this is my life. I think being a minister's wife would be hard because people think you need to set an example and be perfect. None of us are perfect. You need to be you and the Lord loves you the way you are, so let your hair down (okay that was a bad pun)and just be sweet wonderful you. Write about you, your cares your dreams your struggles or not. I just like hearing from you. Be prepared for a few tears when that oldest leaves. but believe me the youngest is the hardest.

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  4. I don't have very much time to read blogs and I'm not a blogger myself, but some days I find it very motivational to pop in to a couple, just following the links on bloggers' sidebars. I will say that I much prefer a blog like yours, just about everyday life, than the professional style blogs with instructions for projects or a lot of advice. I learn more from everyday women who just write about the things they are interested in or the creative ways they enriched their home and family.
    I also had a difficult summer, mental health-wise, and I am curious to read what you found your triggers to be this year. I hadn't thought of it that way. I wonder if there are a few things I can avoid next summer that will help me to feel more happy and stable.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I came by to read your answer and others. I agree with the other comments I rather read everyday life blogs where moms share their hearts about their family and home. I always look forward to your post. Just be your sweet self! I hope you feel better soon.

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  6. I just found your blog and I agree with the some of the comments above. Don't compare your blog to others. Write for yourself. The blog can act as a journal.
    It is nice to read about evedyday, normal person life. ��

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  7. My dear friend, I know exactly what you are saying! I've thought the same things. I use to read the picture perfect blogs and it left me feeling like I wasn't enough. I've come to realize that I like blogs just like yours... real. I know that term is overused, yet true. You give us a glimpse into a "normal" life. You share your struggles, joy for keeping home, and everyday life. A life that is full of love, family and especially faith. When I come to your little space I feel like I am coming in, kicking off my shoes, and settling down for a nice chat with a friend.

    I use my blog as a journal of sorts. A place to express my feelings, a scrapbook of what is happening with my family, and a place to meet like minded people. I think knowing why I blog has helped me to not feel less that I'm not a blogger with a huge following. Honestly, I like that I have a few people that comment regularly and feel like friends.

    I hope you find your voice again and continue to blog. You never know who is lurking and you may be encouraging in their homemaking, parenting, marriage, and especially their relationship with the Lord.

    I continue to lift you in prayer daily!

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  8. Hello, lovely lady! I know just what you mean about not blogging as much...I did that very thing this summer. I simply stepped away for a while and it felt so good and refreshing.

    It's very nice to "see" you today and how cute are your kids! We will start school September 4th and it will be here before we know it.

    Thinking of you! Hugs

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  9. Chrissy, I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I must don't know what to say on my blog. I don't want to dwell on my lupus and I wonder if my book reviews are boring to people. When it comes to Biblical things I feel like there are women who are more knowledgeable than I am so I don't always write about that.

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  10. I relate to this so much! Summer tends to be hard for me too and I'm so excited to hear what you have to say about it. I'm also not feeling super into blogging. I feel like no one really cares what I have to say, and it doesn't matter because I'm just one of millions, although I do enjoy having the record for myself.

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    1. I always want to know what u have to say. Some of your old archived concoctions of homemade cleaning supplies did wonders in our new house.

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  11. Sweet friend,
    I just want to let you know I enjoy reading here about your day to day life, your homeschooling journey, your joys and your struggles. I prefer reading blogs like yours. It is evident that you write from the heart and without any other motives besides blessing your readers. Hugs!

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  12. I’m starting to loose the blogging itch, too.

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  13. I just found your blog, via Sallie Borrink at her blog. I deeply appreciate your honesty and style of writing. I, for one, think we need more honest bloggers who aren't just wrapping everything up into a fancy visual package with little to no content. I very much enjoy your style of writing. Please don't stop. I also struggle with the summer time and my depression has been kicking into high gear. I'm a homeschooling mom living in a rural area. I don't know what it is about summer, but I'm just ready for cozy days where I can sit and read by the fire and not be covered in sweat and bug bites. I will see if you have a subscribe button because I really enjoy your blog a lot. You are a blessing. Trust me.

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