but I have been taking a break from blogs. I didn't really intend to take a break from BLOGGING...but it just happened that way.
Two weeks ago we were driving home from Indiana and I was complaining to Joel...talking about some things that I'm actually quite jealous about. (won't share those details) But he (probably half-way jokingly) said: "Maybe you should stop reading blogs." He then went to sleep (I was driving, mind you) while I was left to ponder and stew. He was probably right.
I started blogging 3 1/2 years ago as a fun way to keep our family far away updated on what was going on in Kansas. When Ollie came, it was a natural way to show off pictures. But now, with all these talented photographers and writers...it has felt like such a competition for me. I HAVE to have the best pictures...HAVE to have the most interesting stuff. And I will (of course!) only post things that make my family and I look like we are all put-together.
That has been a bit of a frustration for me in the last year...feeling like it's another competition. But when Joel said that, it made me realize that, for now, I really do need a break from reading blogs. I personally just have a really hard time being content when I spend so much time reading about others lives. Horrible, isn't it?
So I've made it 15 days without reading a single blog. And actually, I don't miss it. Oh, my mouse naturally tries to click on that bookmark while browsing the web each day...but I really don't miss it. At least not yet. And until I'm ready to read them with a more self-less heart...I'll stick to other things. Because for me, discontentment is something I really struggle with. So if something REALLY important comes up--please let me know! I, for now, won't be reading about it on your blog!!! :-)