I do have a Winner for the Gold Canyon giveaway from Jodi! Again, Thank you Jodi for letting me share with everyone how wonderful you and Gold Canyon are!
It always makes me happy to see comments on my Spotlights that say, "What a great company! Thanks for introducing!" That is my main goal in the end. To share something I know and have found to be extra special with you all. It really puts a smile on my face to see comments like that.
Thank you to all who entered. I do have so much more ahead and wish that everyone of my readers could win something from here! On that note as well...I am sorry to say the planned Spotlight this week has been moved toward the end of this month. I do however have another fabulous Spotlight next week...and will have it on time for Wednesday. Speaking of that, I want to share with you all some thoughts I have been having and "keeping it real".
I feel there has been so much going on in the last couple of months I have had a hard time keeping up with my posting here. My Spotlights are something I want to put my heart and soul into and really show you these amazing women. Sometimes in doing this it can take hours between collecting information and editing until I am happy with the post to publish. I never just want to post...to post. It is important to me that everything I put on my blog is with sincerity and shows you my best.
With school just starting back, finally having my husband home (as of this last weekend) and trying to get ready for our move...it has been hard to find the time in my day to sit down and write.
I love having my blog and as I have said before, it has brought so much happiness and joy with all of the friendships I have made. No...I am not thinking of stopping. I just want you all to know that if I am not posting regularly or showing as much as I would like to...it is for a temporary time until I get things a little more balanced.
I know I have read many posts in the time I have been blogging that have felt this same sentiment of trying to "find balance". We as women have so much on our plates and sometimes forget we are not superwomen, but human. There is only so much we can get done in a day, no matter how much we would like to accomplish. Please tell me I am not alone?
It frustrates me when all I really want to do is sit down at my computer and share projects, ideas and release thoughts yet...kids are calling me, phones are ringing, errands and appointments have to be done, chores, dinner...you all know what it takes to keep it together. Sometimes I feel a little selfish that I don't want to do any of that but just be right here. I have never been one to sit still for any length of time for I never have wanted "idle hands". Too many creative ideas running through my head. I guess sitting at the keyboard and typing is still not idle. lol.
Just know those of you who follow and read...I really am grateful. You all inspire me in so many ways! Every now and then I notice I lose a follower and at times it has hurt my feelings. I know, why should it matter. I think it is a feeling of rejection like maybe I am not interesting enough, or I offended someone...which would never be my intention. I really do strive to do the best I can and just hope that you are here with me because I can bring you inspiration as well.
O.k. I will step off of the soap box for now and am working on a few more posts to show you all what I have been occupying my time with!
Thank you to all who are my friends, it really does mean so much!
Hugs and love,