I've been toying with the idea of stopping the blog for awhile... actually a little longer than awhile...
Seems like every December I start to feel like the blog is more of a hassle than a benefit. Usually I get the urge to start blogging again after Christmas, but not this year. At least not yet.
I made the decision several Decembers ago to bring the blog down a notch. I decided to switch the focus to my family and my thoughts. For those who have been around long enough, Greenstylemom had just been mentioned in Real Simple magazine. My page views soared through the roof, and I was feeling the pressure to step it up. At about the same time, someone I knew was violently killed. It was not a great way to end what had been a really tough year for me anyway. (I never mentioned any of this on the blog - that is a funny thing about my blog. Most people - even friends & family - tend to think that if they read the blog, they know what is going on in my life. What I put on the blog is such a fraction of life.) I took it all pretty hard and took a break from blogging. So it seems that every December I now fall back into the same funk that mostly manifests itself in a lack of blogging.
It has also been irking me that certain people get a regular glimpse into my life and thoughts, but I don't get any details from them. A petty, usually fleeting feeling, but there it is.
We are up in the mountains skiing and relaxing this week. Even though we celebrated New Years, I don't quite feel the newness yet. Maybe when we get out of vacation mode and back to real life, I'll feel more inspired.