Monday, January 28, 2013
Feeling slightly frazzled
I'm feeling a tiny bit discombobulated, a little on the frazzled side.
There is just so much going on, so many decisions to make that will forever affect our future as a family and I'm honestly feeling overwhelmed and tired.
I often get the feeling that I just want to crawl into a corner and stay there until the decisions have all been made for me and I don't have to think about anything.
A lot of changes are coming, and this year I'm forcing myself to think of my needs and wants, which means doing things and making certain choices that may not be pleasing to others.
Truth be told, it's not the first time I've chosen to do things a certain way, only to cave in and not do it when others have made me feel that what I was doing was wrong, or an inconvenience to them.
I can't please everyone, and I've long stopped trying to.
My biggest need and want at the moment is to deactive my facebook account completely, and the reason I haven't yet done it is because I do play one game on there with my husband, so I've gone for the next best thing which is to just use it for the game and nothing more. I haven't yet decided if I want to completely deactivate it or just leave it there, lingering, hanging in cyber space doing nothing.
My other biggest need in an attempt to gain some normalcy and control back in my life, is to look at my blogs like I did when I first started them, and that is just as an online journal for ME. My place to jot down memories, to chat, to talk, to post whatever strikes my fancy.
I've tried to fit in with the crowds when it comes to the food blog and it's become very apparent to me that I'm just not into the "new blogging" concept. I'm an old fashioned blogger.....I'm not into achieving the most comments, getting the most recipes pinned to pinterest, forcing myself to cook something new just to have something to show on the blog.
Not me, not happening.
Going back to basics.....that's what I'm doing. I have been blogging since 2006 and never needed Facebook or Pinterest, and am not going to start now.
I've unpublished both Facebook pages for the blogs, and I have also removed the little sidebar gadgets that link you to those pages.
From now on, if you want to stay up to date with what I'm posting, I guess you'll just have to do it the old fashioned way. :) Either through Google Reader, or bookmarked etc.
I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to any of my blog readers, but I have to for once do what is right for me, and right now with so much going on in my life, this is best.
Yes, I know all about Networked Blogs....yes I know I don't need to deactivate the pages, yes I know many things, but like I said, this is what I NEED to do.
I hope everyone understands. I feel better already for having made the few small changes this morning. :)
Right....now off to catch up on some shows and do a little crochet before bed.