Well, the post title sums it up pretty well. You may have noticed that I didn’t post here at all last week. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, sulking, and pondering lately about all the things I spend my time on. One of the things I’m evaluating is this blog.
When I first started writing, I felt like I could help fill the gap I felt for moms and families needing minimalist advice. Now, there are so many blogs on simplicity and minimalism these days that I don’t feel that need as strongly as I once did.
I realize that the majority of people live busy lives and I don’t consider myself busier than most. I homeschool my kids and I work part-time from home. I run this blog and a couple others plus I have several other sites that I am working on. I used to joke that I could be a professional juggler because of all the different ways I juggle my time. Lately I’ve begun to wonder if I want to do that anymore.
Minimalism has truly changed my life and it has simplified my thinking and my everyday life by eliminating most of our clutter. However, my recent thoughts have centered around the fact that I am trying to do too much. Having only a few t-shirts to my name does not impact my life in the way that having way too many things on my plate gobbling up my time does. Something has to give.
Obviously, I haven’t been taking my own advice when it comes to minimizing the distractions that steal your time. I am hopeful that this is just a rough patch and I’ll arrive on the other side of it all feeling successful and more in control.
My Current Plan
Perhaps it’s not the best plan to make decisions like this being exhausted and emotional from all three of my kids being sick for the last few weeks and a lovely dose of PMS thrown in, but I’m doing it anyway.
I’m putting my book on sale for 60% off.
I’d still like the message of Family-Sized Minimalism to reach as many homes as possible. For the months of April and May, both versions of my book will be 60% off if you use the discount code “SPRING” during checkout. (Update: the sale is technically over but the price has been lowered permanently.)
I’m not planning any more posts until June 1st.
If inspiration strikes or I simply can’t stand not writing here, then I may post before that time. Either way, I’ll be posting the first Monday in June with my decision about keeping this blog. If you join the mailing list (in the box on the sidebar) you’ll get weekly updates on Fridays of any posts I make.
I would like to thank everyone who reads and comments here. I don’t take your participation here for granted. You’ve all helped me on my own journey. I just need to make sure I’m following my own advice of sticking to my priorities for my family.
Article originally published on 04/11/2011