Falling Behind

Posted December 13, 2010 by Jen in Tags: ,


I hate feeling like this. I don’t like it when I can’t maintain my carefully planned schedules. I hate when clutter infiltrates my life. I feel overwhelmed when I have so much on my to do list that I need a separate list just to keep track of what isn’t yet on my to do list.

It’s not even that I’m overly busy, but sometimes life just gets in the way of best intentions.

I have worked hard in the past 11 months to create a blog of which I am really proud. I have enjoyed the ups and downs, the growing pains and the successes. I’ve read countless new books, discovered several new authors, and found numerous new bloggers and tweeps, many of which I am happy to call friend.

Lately, I have fallen behind in my reading and blogging. I can blame work – I’ve had to put in an extra day each week for the past month (my only day I have off to myself). I can blame family – I’m a wife and a mom of two young monsters, and we have a busy schedule. I can blame the holidays – Thanksgiving, time off from school, Christmas, parties, shopping, cards, etc.

But the bottom line is that although all of those factors contribute to the craziness in my life, I realize that sometimes I just need a “time out.” Even though I enjoy reading, I found lately that I prefer to be visiting with friends and socializing rather than reading, and I only have so many hours in the day. However, my wonderful little blog is being a bit neglected.   For that, I am a sad.

I apologize to my wonderful readers that come to me for reviews, opinions, interviews and book talk.  I hope that after the holidays are over I will be back up to speed and putting out 2 or so reviews per week.  I know you all have big hearts and hopefully will stick with me as I try to figure out a happy medium in my life.

Thanks and Happy Reading!


9 responses to “Falling Behind

  1. ((Hugs)) No worries! I totally understand. Sometimes you need to take a break. I’ve learned to not fret if I fall behind or don’t post in a week. There are only so many hours in the day so you do what you gotta do. I’ve decided to do nothing but read through the end of the year. I’ll start posting reviews again 1/1/11. I just want to read without the pressure of having to immediately write a review afterwards.

    Take a break. Enjoy the holiday season. Regroup and refresh!

  2. I know the feeling and I feel your pain, but no need to apologize, hon. The important thing is that you’ll keeo enjoying yourself and don’t lose the joy for reading. So maybe a time out isn’t such a bad idea. *hugs*

  3. Sabrina, Janna & Estella: Thank you!

    I think finding the right books to read and enjoy will help me find more time to read – and review! How’s that for circular logic?!

  4. I know exactly what you mean. It’s been stressful keeping up on reading. Work is kicking my ass. Winter is not helping. Hopefully things will settle soon! (((hugs)))

  5. Love you and your blog, Jen! Take the time to enjoy family and recharge. I so know what you mean too. I think it becomes especially hard to maintain the usual pace around the holidays. Kick it to the curb and enjoy! 🙂