I started writing mainly to help me process my crazy life and to keep family and friends up to date. I had a small wish that maybe others who were suffering would find their way to my posts and leave with a little more courage and hope. But I never anticipated that I would gain so many readers in just four short months! I’m humbled that my writing has resonated with so many of you.
The encouragement is not a one way street though! All of you have inspired courage and hope in me over and over again with your sweet comments, messages and prayers. Whenever I feel like giving up, I often think of how you guys are rooting for me and drawing strength from my story. So, I just want to say thank you so much! This blog has brought clarity and meaning to one of the most chaotic seasons of my life.
Thankfully, things are starting to feel a lot less chaotic. Our life is still quite unusual and limited by my health issues, but at least it’s a more stable type of unusual and limited. Boring days come more frequently and there isn’t always something new to write about every single day.
So, I feel like it’s time to move away from the daily blog posts to a more manageable posting schedule. Not boring you with detailed entries about the same routines is one reason for this.
Perhaps more importantly though, I feel like if I’m going to keep putting out quality content, I need more time for reflection and grieving and healing. I still have a lot of story to tell but much of that is an unprocessed mess in the back of my head. I need time to journal and think and pray.
I also really need time to reconnect with people I love. During the last 150 days I’ve only had one phone call with a friend. Thankfully I’ve been able to stay in touch with my immediate family. That’s about it though and I’m starting to really feel it. The new chore schedule has helped a lot with my energy levels but it hasn’t really opened up more mental space. To do that, I’m going to have to cut back on writing.
As of right now, my plan is to move to posting three times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’ll still be telling my story as it unfolds (I’m sure things will get exciting again when winter rolls around). And I’m also hoping to share more of my thoughts on suffering and the lessons I’ve learned through my illness. Plus, I’m seriously considering incorporating some fun videos showing how we do our daily activities as mold avoiders. I just need to teach myself how to do it, so it might be a little while still.
I won’t be posting tomorrow but you should hear from me again on Friday and I’ll do my best to stick to the schedule. As you know, it’s an unpredictable life. 🙂
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