Welcome to The Writers’ Post Thursday Blog Hop!! I am your host this week.
If you haven’t already noticed, my blog posts are few and far between as of late. Life in a huge way has taken over. I always write in my journal (you remember the pen to paper stuff) but finding time to express myself in my own little blog, let a lone the desire to do so, is very hit or miss. And this has caused me to make some very heart wrenching decisions.
Honestly, there is a part of me that has felt over-stretched for sometime. As one of my good friend likes to tell me, “Jenn, you are a woman with too many hats.” I think literally the statement could have been more accurate if he had said, “Jenn, you are a woman with too many boots,” but well he hasn’t seen my boot collection—and he wasn’t speaking literally.
I’ve known this person for almost 10 years and he has been saying this for at least 9 of those years. Basically, he’s known I’ve always stretched myself too thin and I do have too many “hats” –you know the mom-hat, the wife-hat, the teacher-hat, the photographer-hat, the blogger-hat, the rescue-mom-hat, the working-woman-hat, the cleaning-hat, the computer-tech-hat, and oh the list goes on.
My experience has taught me that life is a lot like the seasons, eventually things change. For me—the hardest part is letting go of something I feel is very much a part of me, and yet if I am ever to solve my “hat” problem, I need to just let go of some hats, even if just for a little while. And the funny thing I’ve just realized, while typing this is that, I’ve known this to be true for sometime, actually, longer than I am willing to admit.
Letting go of blogging, Wine-n-Chat, and The Writers’ Post for awhile is necessary. My life’s focus has sprung a new direction. My love for wine will never die—but my passion for writing about it and the chatty side of life needs to take a back seat. I need to shelve this hat for awhile and it is time.
The Writers’ Post will continue to thrive—with Corinne from Everyday Gyaan stepping up to lead the way. The community will thrive under a new direction and it will still be a great place to get connected in the blogging world. The Blog Hops will continue every Thursday!! I won’t be completely out of the picture there—however, it will be nice to let someone else lead for awhile and breathe in new life.
So, in a figurative way, it is time for me to stop juggling so many hats, to dwindle down my hat collection, and appreciate the finer details of the hats that remain. It is time to live life in a “one-hat-at-a-time” mode. And the decision hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be, it has been a bit freeing in many ways.
This week’s prompt—is really wide open for interpretation—asked on a figurative level:
How many hats do you wear?
If you could cut a hat out of your collection, which one would it be and why?
I would love to hear from you!! Join us in our weekly blog hop—you have an entire week to join in (Thursday through Wednesday!)