It would be great to say I was so entirely busy with my life that I just didn’t have time for blogging, but I try to be honest here so I can’t claim busy as an excuse. In all honesty, there really isn’t one single excuse.
I lost interest.
It became a chore.
I had nothing good to say.
I was doing other things (not too busy mind you, just pursuing different creative outlets).
All sound pretty…excusey.
I could throw this one out there: My eldest got obsessed with interneting and because of that my interest diminished.
And that almost comes to the point. In fact, if I’m going with excuses that one is the only one I would lay claim to. As her interest developed, I started paying attention to my internet habits and realized how much time I actually spent online. It isn’t necessarily a bad thing, spending time online, but I saw how much time I could reclaim for other activities.
The time spent at work, much of it while the girls were at school, limited our family time and interneting sucked even more time away.
I stopped writing blog posts, I stopped reading blogs, I stopped clicking on links. I checked my email and Facebook a few times a day, the weather and the news, and then I walked away from the computer. I crafted, played, cleaned, worked.
But even that is an excuse.
There were plenty of times that I thought to myself: Ooo! I should blog this! But didn’t. I didn’t feel like sitting down at the computer. So I made notes to myself and moved on with my day.
So yeah, maybe I just needed a break.
Let’s go with that: needing a break. You saw other blogs and that’s okay. We were on a break. But I want back in.