When I picked this week's theme a while ago I was thinking I would probably post about the trips me and hubby make where we never really know what direction we will be going. I've decided to post instead about the new direction my life is taking in regards to my time spent online and specifically with blogging.
I've written before that to me blogging has been a love/hate relationship. I used to spend whole days sitting at my desk, refreshing my blog and my email looking for new comments. I would obsess over watching my hit counter and joining places to get my blog some exposure. In the process I lost track of "me."
I've deleted my blog twice. The first time I managed to get it back. The last time I didn't even try. I think I knew I wanted it to take a different direction and if I came back, I would make things better. I've accomplished that to a certain degree, but those of you who are frequent visitors will know that it's still been a struggle for me and I've had to take a step back. (Then I got sick and was away for that reason.)
What I've done in all this time is think. And learn. I've found I can step away and not get all twitchy. I can go for a walk, play with my dog, keep up on the house, have meals ready when hubby comes home. We can watch movies and TV.
I may have swung too far in the other direction though because now I spend too little time here. I've gotten awful at paying reciprocal visits. (I'll work on getting better at that.) But if given a choice I think I will choose real life from now on.
A directional video -
You can play this at Heads Or Tails.