It's time to admit defeat.
I am overwhelmed right now. My priorities have taken me away from my blog, and for a long time I tried very hard to keep going, but I cannot continue right now.
Life is so, so good and I am amazingly blessed. But I have too much on my plate to focus on One Tough Mother right now. It's so incredibly hard for me to admit that I have to cut back. I thrive on being busy - productively busy, but busy nonetheless. So to say that I have too much on my plate...well, I really truly have too much on my plate.
I work full time. My job keeps me from home Monday - Friday from 6:30am until 6:00pm.
I am also an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One, and I'm in leadership training. I have very specific goals for myself with this business. They are attainable, but I have to put forth a lot of effort, hard work, and time to reach them. Right now it's a second full-time job.
I volunteer with my daughter's Girl Scout troop, heading up our Fall fundraiser.
I just started a 5-week fitness and spiritual challenge and really want to commit the time and energy it's going to take to be successful.
Above all else, I'm a wife and a mom. That's first and most important.
Add to that the fact that we just moved into our new home in June and I have so many little projects that I want to tackle, and that I am currently 2 full months behind on my Project Life album, and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are coming up and I need to plan for all the family stuff that goes on during the holidays.....
I've been blogging inconsistently for some time now. I keep saying that I'll get caught up, and that I'll make time, but then, I don't, or I just can't. There are only so many hours in a day.
So, I have made the tough decision to step back from One Tough Mother. I will not walk away completely, but I won't be here regularly either. My daugher, Marley, will continue her new monthly post, Marley's Monthly Moo. And I will occassionally post about whatever I've been working on - my fitness challenge, Project Life, a craft or home decor idea, etc. But I will not burn myself out trying to link up to parties, post 3-5 times per week, come up with new ideas to share, etc. It's just too much.
My ultimate goal is to continue with my leadership training with Thirty-One in order to become a Director by the end of this year. If (WHEN!) I hit that goal, my next step is to build my team up to the point that I will be able to quit my full-time job and solely work my Thirty-One business by my 35th birthday, which is June 4, 2013.
Once I reach that goal, I can refocus and see where I want to go next. With my life, my blog, everything.
So, please feel free to peruse the archives of One Tough Mother - there's some really great stuff out there! And I will see you when I see you!
(By the way, this post was written more for my own sake than any other reason. I have worked SUPER hard making this blog everything I want it to be, and I've been making myself feel guilty for not posting like I used to, and I needed to get this off my chest, so THANK YOU for bearing with me!) :)