I have been writing a blog post a day, every single day without fail (as far as I can recall), for over a year now.
Before that, I was writing a blog post a day, nearly every single day, for quite a while longer.
I enjoy it.
It’s good for me and I hope that it is good for other people as well.
My posts are mostly ‘notes to self’ that I share publicly in case someone else needs to read what I needed to write.
But, I need to give myself a break.
I need a day off – we all do.
I need to rest my mind for a little while each week and focus outwardly on some of the aspects of life that I neglect while living too much in my head.
For this reason, I have decided to take Sunday as a day of rest – at least with regards to my writings – and just relax a bit.
Life is busy.
It goes by quickly.
And, quite frankly, while I do enjoy the ritualistic discipline of writing every day, I don’t want this blog to feel like work (it doesn’t and I would like to keep it that way).
Truth be told, one of the main reasons for my writing is to leave a sort of breadcrumb trail of ideas and principles to live by in case I am not around someday (none of us is promised tomorrow), but I have recently come to realize that if the act of writing interferes with my direct and personal attention to her now, I have missed the point.
So, this will be my last Sunday blog post for the foreseeable future.
I’ll be back on Monday.
For now, I am going to read my daughter some stories and tuck her into bed.
P.S. I realize that it is somewhat arrogant to assume that anyone will notice that there is one less blog post in the world each week, but if even one person reads my writing and finds some kind of value in it, I feel obligated to let them (you) know that I have not simply disappeared. I am here. You are not alone. I am just taking a bit more time each week to do put into action some of the things that I put into writing.