It’s one thing to miss a day of posting when I’m out of town at a conference. But I’ve been in town, at home the past two days. And yet…where were the posts?
Posts weren’t the only things missing in my life this past week. I also missed a children’s ministry conference, lunch with my friends, and our church’s fall festival. It’s just been a rough week.
The problem wasn’t really that I went out of town (although my four-day absence and my toddler’s clinginess upon my return WAS why I skipped the one-day conference about children’s ministry). And the problem wasn’t necessarily an overly full schedule or an incredibly stressful work situation.
I think the problem was all of the above. You know, having all that land on my plate in one week? Yeah, it was too much.
So, I dropped some balls.
I took some time off.
And, honestly, I let some people down.
I do wish I hadn’t done that last part. But it was necessary to preserve my sanity and my family and my peace of mind and heart. So, in the long run, I’m not sorry I had to take a couple days off. I hope you understand.
And I hope that you have some time off this weekend or next week or sometime soon. I hope you get to rest and refresh and revive and reconnect and all those good “re-” things we need every once in a while.
Have you taken any time off lately?
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A few days off – I say good for you!! I’m in a season of less is more so there been less posts, less pressure to keep up and more enjoying what I have. A beautiful season but an odd one too, I have to keep reminding myself that it’s OK to stop and rest and enjoy (and watch TV and read fiction of questionable quality). I’m so often in awe of how some of you amazing ladies seem to do it all but of course doing it all is a myth so I’m pleased to hear you’ve had a few days off to rest and regroup. Living up to the title of your blog, I like that!!. I’m getting so much out of your 31 days series – even your days off. God Bless and P.S I’m still in awe – love your writing.
Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but this lady does NOT do it all – AT ALL! :) I haven’t done dishes in four days, and my counter is completely covered in the evidence. And we probably better not talk about laundry. Or exercise. Or the phone call I got this morning because I forgot to make my car payment last week. SIGH. Nobody’s doing it all, but I think most of us are doing our best (even if that means we take a few days off and pay the consequences later)! :)
I understand completely. We all need to pick and choose whatever will get us through.
Glad you got a little break.
Thanks, Linda! I hope you had some time to rest and refresh over the weekend, too!
Good for you Mary! Never let yourself or your family suffer from the tyranny of the urgent. It will always be there, but your girls won’t.
OH, that is a good phrase – “tyranny of the urgent.” That’s so what it is!
For the record, your didn’t let your friends down. We missed you, but understand what it’s like to have “life happen.” But I AM looking forward to catching up with you soon!
Thank you. :)