Apologies and Finding Balance

I’ve been vacant for over a month and I owe you an explanation.

First, my sincere apologies for abandoning you, my blog and my newsletter. I didn’t forget about you, but I was temporarily unable to post.

Second, I want to share with you the struggles I have with depression. I’m not going into gory detail (I can hear the sighs of relief–LOL!), but I will tell you that when I’m depressed I am unable to motivate myself to do more than the daily basics–my full time job and my family. Any extras, like making cards, updating my blog or even reading–my other passion–are not done. I desperately WANT to do them, but cannot push myself to actually do them.

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I spent a lot of time in the past weeks determining what I can do to balance my work, family and Stampin’ Up! business so that I can be consistent whether I’m temporarily depressed or not. I’ve decided that I need to pull back on posting daily. I cannot sustain that schedule through thick or thin (clearly–LOL!). It’s unfair to you to create this expectation and then not deliver on it. So, I will post at least once or twice a week. I find it easier to write blog posts when I feel that I have something inspirational to share and I  believe this schedule will make it easier on me and will provide you with more consistency.

I also will be bringing back my newsletter full of exclusive ideas and inspiration as well as Stampin’ Up! news and specials. Please let me know if there is anything specific you’d like to see in the newsletter and I’ll be sure to include it. The next newsletter will be out during the first week of August. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, sign up with the form at the top of my blog.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while I get back into a schedule that I can maintain. I’ve missed writing for you!

 

 

6 comments

  1. Emily

    I hope you’re feeling better!

    I think this is a good plan. If blogging is like homework, it isn’t going to be as fun for you. We’ll enjoy your posts more when you can enjoy them too! Remember, quality not quantity! That’s not to say that you haven’t put up great posts, but maybe if you give yourself a break, you’ll have more fun with them. Take the pressure off and have fun creating and sharing with us! :-)

    Thanks for all you do!

  2. Bren

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I think a lot of us have or are experiencing the same thing so it’s actually so helpful and encouraging for us to know that other creative, funny, smart people go through what those of us who have this do. Stupid brain chemicals! (-;

    Thanks again for sharing and we all look forward to whatever and whenever you post!

  3. Siretta Oltmanns

    I am one of Tami’s long distance club members and she sent me to your site to check out Steam Punk cards. I was just looking around and found this blog and feel a need to comment. You are to be admired for sharing your struggles. I wish you a million quiet moments to reflect on the fact that you are truly worth a million to those who know you. I love your cards! Good Luck! I think I may pop back and check out what’s new in the future.

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