Friday, March 22, 2013

Blogging For Freedom

I wasn't going to post today. It wasn't because I didn't feel like it, it was because I had a lot of tasks that needed my attention.

laundry room, laundry, doing clothes
The dreaded laundry room!
Laundry needed to be finished and put away; I needed to run to the store (I actually mean it - since I don't have a car, my only option is to take the hike!); I needed to make dinner for a group of people tonight; I needed to make dessert (Ok - not need - that one was a want!); I needed to discuss ideas with my dad for their vacation to Southern California; I needed to pick the kids of from school; I did a couple haircuts; I needed to shower; I should have cleaned the kitchen; I should have cleaned the hamster cage; and there is probably a whole lot of should have's that I still didn't get too!

I don't consider blogging a "Should Have" or a "Need." Blogging is my freedom. It is one of the few ways I find I can sort the things out inside my crazy head. I do it because I want to, not because I need to.

Technically I could have skipped today. It wouldn't have mattered. I wonder if anybody would have noticed if I didn't show up to work. I usually don't blog on weekends unless I really have something on my mind. That is my break... and by the time Monday comes around, I am completely crazy from the lack of writing.

I blog purely for the joy of blogging. It is my mental release. Would it be nice if I could consider it a career?

Yes and No

Yes because that would mean I was making a good income and I could support my family off something I just love doing. Or maybe I could bring in enough to take these amazing adventures all over the world.

Bahamas, amazing vacation, epic adventure
Wouldn't you love to explore a cave during an epic adventure.
And No because once I start considering this blog a job, I am going to start stressing and suddenly it is going to be all work and no longer a hobby.

Besides, if you think about it, it is already a J.O.B.... if you consider that Just Over Broke!

I don't want to have to stress over my blog. I don't want to have to worry about who is coming and who is going. I am going to do this blog on my terms. That is just how I roll. Although I really appreciate those who keep coming back!

So if you like crazy, come along for the ride. And now... I must go, my husband is calling.

We are so busy around here!

Hope everyone has a great and amazing weekend!


  1. I am with you girl! I would love to get paid for what I love to do, BUT would it start feeling like a job and less like something I love if I had to do it to get paid? Keep it up...I love stopping by to hear what's on your mind.

  2. Yeah, that's the conclusion I came to: if people don't like my blog, well, they can have a very nice day and a very nice life. lol
    And yes, I used to blog every day, but even though I love it, I need my weekends to do everything else: clean, paint, lesson plans, etc., etc. I hope you have a great weekend and that your get-together last evening was all right. :)

  3. You've given me plenty to think about because lately I have been a bit too obsessed with numbers and keywords and SEO and all that. Arrrrg. It's fun sometimes, other times it's a mission. I want to start blogging more about what I want to, and less about what I think others will want to read. But then will I lose visitors? Sigh. So glad you are enjoying your blog and blogging, and I enjoy coming over here to read it! :)

  4. I have a lot of similar thoughts myself..not sure I'd like the pressure either.

  5. I stopped blogging for a few weeks after my daughter was born (retuning my schedule with even less personal time). And although I'm only a few months at it, I couldn't believe how purposeless my life felt. It's such a positive thing for me, to write, and I plan on doing so til the end of my days.

    Or the next kid :)


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