Well, when you all started to follow, I must admit I began to feel the pressure! "Geez, now I gotta really keep up with this, because if I don't I will let all of them down!" (I'm a people pleaser at heart)! Well, I tried to keep up with it, but then it would get busy around here and my writing would get sporadic. I would think about writing a post explaining why I simply do not have the time to put into this blog, but then something would happen . . . First it was someone offering to let me interview them, then it was someone at church telling me how much they love reading the blog, next a renewed friendship through conversations about homesteading, a request for me to co-host the Homestead Barn Hop, etc. etc . . . I can't tell you how many times I was on the brink of writing that last post, when . . . . just like that God spoke to my heart, and said, "No, I'm using you and this blog, just keep writing when you can."
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Well, here lately I have really been neglecting this blog. I thought, "Ok, surely God does not want me doing this anymore . . .I'm only writing maybe once a week, I'm probably letting the other Barn Hop hosts down by being such a slacker, and really, what do I have to offer - I'm just learning about all this myself?! Plus we have a hundred other things going on right now!" Then tonight, as I checked my e-mail, I found a message from a sweet lady telling me how much she enjoyed my blogs and what a difference they were making in her life! Woah! Gut Check! I was humbled and in awe . . . Really? My measley blog that I barely write for anymore!? Yet again that was confirmation that no, God does not want me to quit writing.
So I ask your forgiveness . . . 1) For thinking about quiting on all of you and 2)For not commiting to this blog as I should . . . Now, I don't mean that I am going to start writing everyday, or even every other day. I know God is working through this blog, but I also know that I have to be a doer, not just a writer . . . So bear with me! I am only a twenty-something girl trying to be a wife, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, homesteader, baton-twirling coach, Zumba instructor, college-age leader, and most importantly a follower of Jesus. I may not be able to write everyday, but what I will do is write thoughtful, authentic, passionate posts about our life on this little blessed homestead! Thank you for being understanding, and forgiving!