Monday, August 6, 2018

Things. They Are A Changin'.

I was talking with a friend and we were commiserating over the difficulty in finding time to write. I talked specifically about this blog while she mentioned writing in general. I related that it seems easier to write for Omaha Moms Blog where I have a deadline and certain expectations. With my personal blog, I get to make up the rules and can be as relax or as strict as I desire. It's also a bit more difficult to write about my children, which were the catalyst for the blog.

In this time of life, where my children are teens and ever aware of being written about, it's tough to put on paper the "normal" anecdotal types of posts like when they were little. And, to be honest, there are fewer types of those kinds of things happening because their everyday struggles and triumphs are more grown up in nature. I sure don't want to have them feel like their lives are on display or only good for blog fodder. So, to maintain the bond of trust, I write less and less about them. In fact, I can't remember the last time I wrote about them on this blog. It's a little sad. But only in the same way that they are growing up in general and not little kids anymore kind of sad.

They are so fun. Funny. Talented. Caring. Thoughtful. I want to preserve their desire to remain somewhat anonymous as they navigate the beginning years of their adulthood. While it seems a bit silly to be too overly cautious when I see some of the things they are willing to post on social media about themselves . . . still it's their choice, not mine when it comes right down to it. All this to say, the blog has been changing in nature for quite some time. And while it's hard for me personally to come to terms with that, it's necessary.

I still plan on doing reviews, including some sponsored material, sharing my stories of writing fiction and personal victories and struggles. I hope you will continue to join me, if for no other reason than to be reminded that we're all in this together, God is in control and we are loved with an Everlasting Love.


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