Friends, This is just a quick note to let you know that starting today, I'll be taking a break from blogging here at A Life in Need of Change.
Nothing's wrong, I'm just tired. I've spent the last year of my life writing book after book and working hard behind the scenes to make them a success. I love this work, but it's very taxing on me and my family. I haven't been able to find a groove in my scheduling where it doesn't feel like I'm working all the time (though of course, I'm not), and when the computer is closed and I'm with my husband and children all I can think about is my ever-growing to-do list.
I just need a break.
I have a prayer box upstairs that hasn't been opened since our miscarriage. There's a card on the very top that says, "Baby McGlothlin" and I just haven't been able to open it. But I need to. I have to. My heart needs to deeply reconnect with God in prayer and I feel Him calling me to open the box and let Him walk me through picking up the cards again.
I've also had very little time (OK, none) for my IRL relationships lately. And they're suffering. They mean the world to me and I want to be able to take time to invest in them again without worrying how far behind I'm getting when I take the time away.
So this time away means the following things for this treasured community:
- No more posts here until the beginning of March.
- Limited time on Facebook and Twitter...especially Twitter. The more great headlines I see, the more I feel I need to read. I want to re-focus my heart on the Word of God for a while instead of trying to keep up with everything else.
- I will still be working behind the scenes at the MOB Society. But I'm asking specific people to come alongside me and ease the burden there a little too.
- I will NOT take ad spots for the month of February. If I'm not posting, I can't bring traffic to the people who invest here, so we'll pick back up with that again in March too.
That's it really. I want to loosen up as many of my ties as I possibly can for the next few weeks, and focus on prayer and quiet and my family. I've done a great job of training myself to function under stress. And I want that to end.
Thank you for understanding, and I'll see you in March!