I have taken a long vacation from blogging all because of technical reasons.
As you know, at the beginning of the year, I lost a huge portion of my blog to a technical issue…that ripped my heart out as that was a big part of my journal. I went back to handwriting in a journal and I found that I wasn’t near as efficient.
Then it was multiple computer crashes in Europe and this summer….frankly if I could leave technology altogether it wouldn’t be a bad idea
(Oh….Italy is so darn dreamy…isn’t it!)
For weeks, I thought if ignored this thing I would eventually lose my desire to blog and document and that worked for awhile, but recently I feel more impressed to write and get things going again on this website.
So today marks my move back into the blogging world.
Where am I at with my life?
Hmmm…I am on life sabbatical right now…..thinking about where I have been and where I am going, not to mention happy to be content! My soul is so filled with joy because of the people I have met, the discoveries we have made and the time we have spent together as a family.
Now, I have given myself one month off of everything to decide what the future is….to take a break and to THINK! I am not expecting big change, but I need to make some decision to where and what we are doing especially in regards to the humanitarian work we are doing.
This year has been non-stop travel, a month in Europe, 6 weeks in Dominican, Nicaragua, Peru and Costa Rica and a variety of other short trips to Orlando, San Diego, Utah, Florida, NYC and New Orleans. Of course, it doesn’t top our international destinations but when it comes to family time…it trumped.
We have been lots of places, I love reminiscing about them all. Orlando believe it or not, was one of my favorites…it was a 2 day stopover on the way to Costa Rica…but I loved the magical time with my kids getting all of their attention.
If I don’t step on another plane until 2015…I won’t feel bad about it.
I am calling this the rebuild period as I try to put things back together. I have websites that have crashed because of hackers (Color My World), a car that needed to be replaced, equipment that has caused issues, my iPad was broke by the bellhop at Marriott, my MacBook Pro replaced twice, Go Pro’s lost in the ocean, luggage broken, lawn mowers needed to be replaced. Lots of things destroyed….hmmmm…wondering if I need them now. After you live with so little all summer you come to realize that you need a lot less. (topic for another day!) I will be keeping with this theme of acquiring and managing less this year. It is hard to return and have to battle all of the stupid things we find to be important in the first world.
But I do know one thing today…and that is that I really miss writing on my blog and in my journal. Just that time in the morning to reflect on where I am in life is like therapy for me this morning. Currently, I am lying in bed, down comforter piled on top of me, resting my head on a fluffy pillow and smiling. It is good to be back! It is good to be reflecting on it!