I’m SO INDECISIVE, right? But I’m temporarily (permanently?) shutting down my blog, for these reasons:
1) trying to find time to blog is stressing me out and I have started associating blogging with guilt over not keeping up
2) I’m starting to feel uncomfortable about posting public photos of my girls or saying too much about what they’re up to because that’s their own lives I’m talking about, not just my life WITH them, and they’re not old enough to have a sense of privacy and agency about what I say about them to other people
3) I’m still on Twitter and have most of my bloggy friends on there to chat with, so I won’t “miss” anyone
My girls are getting older and I’m trying to pull back from the siren song of the internet and spend more time doing actual stuff with them, and at the end of the day that leaves little time for stopping, thinking, processing, writing, editing and publishing stuff. I don’t feel the pressing need to record everything anymore like I did before, and then it becomes an exercise in just updating my friends on what I’m doing.
So I’m going private and just leaving this post up for now. I will probably occasionally make private posts to write down things I want to save. I could come back at any time, or not. I don’t know. I really do love this space and I don’t want to give it up, but I also want some privacy. I need to pull back the pieces of my life that are scattered across the internet, and I need to stop myself before I give away any more pieces of my girls.
So I’ll be around, don’t worry. And you can leave a comment any time if you need or want to reach me and don’t have another way to; it all goes to my email so I’ll see it. <3