First, my husband and I travelled all the way across the country for 4 days, and we had the time of our lives. San Francisco was beautiful, and we loved seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones.
Then, last week, before Christmas, we got to deliver Christmas presents out to our block, which made me want to never leave the sweet people that live there. Their openness to us over the past year has given me such a new perspective on my community.
And, then, of course, there was Christmas. Splitting the holiday between two families ends up being less splitting and more spreading ourselves out. We love the chance to see both sides, but I am completely exhausted. My house needs cleaning but even more than that, I need a day where I can be alone. So far this morning, I have not said any words out loud. And I'm really ok with that.
Please Read This:To add to this, I have been feeling a form of writer's block. It is probably better explained as writer's confusion. For awhile now, I have been contemplating the direction of my blog. I love sharing fun stories and life things with my readers, but I also do not want to be completely self absorbed in my communication. There are other things that are so important to me (the fight against human trafficking, women growing closer to the Lord, etc.) that I sometimes have a terrible time striking a balance between the two. I find myself at a sort of a crossroads. Here are my options:
a) Stay the same. Try to be more balanced in fun posts and serious posts, though it might confuse my audience a bit.
b) Change up the blog to make it more serious and shoot toward more meaningful posts every day, perhaps losing some readers that enjoy a more lighthearted post, but knowing that I am truly fulfilling what I feel called to do.
c) Keep bon mot to be what it defines - clever, fun, and lightheartedness. Start a second blog that is closer to posts like this, this, and this. That way, readers will be able to choose, and I won't feel pressure.
Please, please tell me what you think. It would help me tremendously.