Welcome back! I hope all of my friends in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week. We had a lovely spread on Thursday that lasted us through the weekend. What an excess! And totally worthwhile. Now I’m feeling rejuvenated and ready to check in with my one little word for the year. As always – thank you to Carolyn for hosting this linkup each month.
Last week I decided to embrace the holiday and take the week off from blogging. I was being pulled in so many directions and didn’t want to feel resentful about not being able to use my early morning time at my desk with my computer, so I made the decision to surrender to the wackiness of the week and preemptively take this expectation out of the mix.
It turned out to be a good idea. My two youngest kids consistently got up before 5am (we still haven’t adjusted to the time change) and I would have had very little time at my desk so blogging wouldn’t have been possible anyway. What a relief to know that I didn’t even need to worry about publishing any posts!
It did make me wonder if I should surrender my expectations around this blog. Is it essential? Waking up at 4:00 every morning is quite an investment of time and energy. Not to mention that the kids seem like they’re never going to adjust to the time change and are currently waking up as I type these words at 4:50am. It’s something to think about in the coming months.
I can’t believe I have just one more month with Surrender. 2022 has sped right by me! I wish I could stay and write more this morning but I’m being called away. And I know better than to put off pushing ‘publish’ until the post is ‘perfect.’ That will never happen! I hope to be back on Wednesday with an update on my reading life. Until then – take good care!