I know that when I made the commitment to blog every day for 600 days, I felt bound and determined to keep to that promise. And so far, I haven’t missed a single day.
Life has gotten in the way, though. Two weeks from today I’ll be in surgery, looking at a month-long recovery period afterwards. The cow to my right here seems to be saying, "And here's what I think about that!"
Do you remember how, when I went to Disney World a few months back, I wrote and scheduled my blog posts ahead of time (without telling you until afterwards) so that in case I couldn’t get internet access, I wouldn’t miss any blog days? Then, when I came home, I posted pictures and shared stories from that trip.
I did that primarily because I make it a point never to put anything on the internet that says, “Oh, by the way, my house will be standing untended for a week or more. Please come rob away.”
This time, that stricture doesn’t apply, since I have house sitters and cat sitters and bird-feeder fillers and yard carers lined up by the ying-yang.
I’ve taken a good look at my energy level, which has been decreasing a little bit each day for the last couple of months. So, I’ve decided to take care of myself. I won’t be spending the energy it takes to post something every single day. In fact, I’m taking a sabbatical for a whole month. As much as I enjoy writing these posts, the blogging process has become a chore--something I have to find the energy for and then make myself do--and I don’t ever want to approach writing that way. The blog isn't the only thing I'm putting on hold. I'm not taking on any more editing clients for now.
Flowers and trees conserve their energy during the winter, pulling back as necessary. Bees cluster in the hive in the winter, keeping themselves warm enough for survival. I feel like this is what I'm doing. Withdrawing into my hive to gather strength for the coming endeavor. I plan to come back from this surgery not only healed, but thriving indeed.
I would appreciate any good thoughts you can send my way, both as I approach the surgery-day and as I recover afterwards.
I’ll be back with post #576 sometime in mid-to-late June, and I WILL finish the 600 days. Thank you for sticking with me.
p.s. Feel free to email me. I love hearing from you, although I might not be able to respond to your emails for a while.
BEEattitude for Day #575:
Blessed are those who fly to the fields they can reach, leaving enough energy to get back home, for they shall find new stores of energy when it’s time to fly again.
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