|and this is where I've been spending a lot more time.|
First of all, I want to apologize for taking off for much longer than a week. Secondly, I want to explain that it was a good idea and very, very good for my soul. I read The Happiness Project while I was away and decided that it would be beneficial for me to get some sleep. I also decided that one of my happiness resolutions is to stop being in a rush all the time. My close friends know that I am the type of person who uses a timer for everything just to see if I can get myself to go a little faster. Tidying up the kitchen? 10-minute timer. Folding up the laundry? 20-minute timer. Getting ready for a night out? 30-minute timer. As you might imagine, this drives my husband crazy. At any rate, I am a stress ball with a tendency to burn the candle at both ends, and I didn't realize that blogging was throwing my life out of balance. I wasn't taking enough time to rest. I only slept five or six hours a night. I never read books that I just felt like reading for fun, and I never watched television or movies. Now, I'm sleeping seven or eight hours a night, I'm all caught up on season 1 of Downton Abbey, and I just spent an evening immersed in Joan Didion, so life is back to normal. I truly feel like a different, better person, so while I love blogging, I've realized that I can't do it all. I will be posting here on a once or twice a week basis because quite frankly, I don't know what made me think that someone who teaches full time can devote so many extra waking hours to blogging. I'll be seeing you!
In the meantime, have you checked out A Bloomsbury Life? It is my absolute favorite blog as of now. Get into it!