Friday, April 1, 2011


Hey Nesters! I've been doing some thinking lately and come to an important conclusion: I need more balance in my life.  Humor me and allow me to start from the beginning...  I started my blog, this blog, for me to share some fun projects I've worked on around the house, with being able to do some writing to boot. Somewhere along the line of writing, and doing projects... the blog took over nearly all my free time.  I would spend hours upon hours at night after coming home from work, crafting, snapping pictures or typing away.   As of late, I've been feeling increasingly overwhelmed by obligations {All of you Moms out there-  I don't know how you do it all. It is a mystery to me. I'm convinced you have a clone.} the main obligation being TN.  I used to love cooking elaborate dinners, even if only for myself. I would spend time, looking through cookbooks and, picking the perfect dish, grocery shopping at local fresh markets and hovered over my stove wielding my wooden spoon like the baton of a fine orchestra. Then, of course, I got to be able to indulge in my gastronomical delights. 

I can't remember the last time I cooked on a work night.  Lately, its been more like cereal or cheese and crackers for dinner. Not to mention canned soup or frozen burrito for lunch.  That is blasphemy, considering that I now finally have my very own kitchen all to myself!  That is no way to live.  I have been so wanting to go back to the gym regularly again.  I go but not enough. Let's be real, everyone likes the tension-free, in-shape version of themselves better, right? No?

My culmination of this long-winded rant is this- balance.  I need to find a better balance in my life. Considering insomnia is off the list, in order to do all those things that I want to and feel less overwhelmed, something's got to give.  By this point, you must have figured out that I'll be taking a step back from the blog.  But let me be clear: I certainly will not stop writing.  I will absolutely have things that I'll be dying to tell you about. {That is, if anyone sticks around without a daily post. haha} I will still write about my upholstery class progress and projects. I am merely cutting the fat out. 

The nights when I can't think of anything to write about, and I'm not "inspired," I'll skip wracking my brain for something about the ol' nest that I forgot to tell you...  or find a pic and force a quickie post.  I want to put my heart into each post I write. And I think you can read it if I don't?  Now I will be striving for quality over quantity.  So I realize I may lose a few of you if I'm not around as often but that's okay, maybe you'll pop by every so often to see what we've been up to around these parts.  In the meantime, I'll be a happier, healthier Nester.

I hope you all aren't mad at me. I'll still be here... just missing a day here and there. Has anyone else been feeling that way at all?  Maybe it's just me?  Well anyway... I just felt as though I needed to share so that you didn't think I was ditching you.  Of course if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email or go ahead and leave a comment.  <3


  1. Oh you are not the only one my friend. I too was an addict of the blogging world. When I first started a couple months ago, that was all I would do. I mean I only had 2 followers including my mom but I was obsessed with taking pictures for my blog, coming up with my next topic while I was on my way to work, while I was running, it really consumed my thoughts. So I found balance. I feel as though I have neglected my blog. But you will love the balance I'm sure. good luck :)

  2. Gina, I completely understand how much time it takes to maintain a daily blog. If Carl were still alive, or if I were younger and still had kids at home, it would be very difficult to do. To tell the truth, it's been hard to keep up with while we were getting the store started. I say take care of you, whatever that entails! Blog when you feel like it, but go out and enjoy life. There's no need to be tied to the computer.

  3. I still don't know how anyone comes up with enough topics or enough projects to post daily! Boggles the mind, I tell ya. It's all I can do to post twice a week!

    But honestly? I don't think anyone's gonna be mad at you. Most people (in my mind) use RSS anyway, so they'll just get your posts when they come in! Plus, some people have told me that too many posts means they actually stop reading, because it gets too intimidating to catch up on old posts. (These are all things I tell myself to feel better about not posting daily.) :)

    Enjoy your balance and don't know worry, the blog world ain't goin' nowhere!

  4. Thank you guys for your support. But like Dana said, it is time to live my life in real life, not only via my computer. I am so happy with the decision i've made. And im extra happy I have such wonderful, understanding blog friends like you. <3

  5. Hi Gina, I've been out of town & internet-less (and thus also not so bloggy) so I'm just chiming in. I think its great! With the warmer months coming up, I'm also going to start writing shorter posts. With the winter, and the fact that my computer & I log a lot of face time anyway because of my research, blogging has been a great way to chill. But now I want to spend more time outside and less time staring at my monitor. Good luck with everything - I can't wait to see what you "cook up"!

  6. Good for you - it's so easy to get caught up in, better to take a step back than wear yourself out! Try to enjoy it again!


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