the season of NO

July 1, 2013 in Blessings, Blog, Blogging, Family, Goals, Inspiration by lindsaymwright

First, thank you for the AMAZING comments in regards to this post.  If you haven’t read it, go back and do so – today’s post will make much more sense.

As my title alluded to, I am entering in to a season of NO*.  Let me tell you – this has been a YEAR in the making.  A year for the stress of all the activities and duties that I’ve taken on to come crashing down around me (multiple times).  I’m finally to the point where I need to step away from a few things.  I need a season of no.

I need to take ACTION against what I struggle with.

Because busyness does NOT equate to productivity.

Because God is literally MAKING me lie down in green pastures.

Because my family and I deserve more.

What does that mean?  What does that look like?


In this season, I’m saying NO! to….

  • Working at the gym for the month of July (training and subbing).
  • Blogging for the month of July (writing and, sadly, reading).
  • Theater shows for the Fall.
  • Anything else that takes me away from my first two callings – wife and mother.

I think everything on that list is pretty self-explanatory, but for today, I’ll address the blogging aspect as it kinda-sorta impacts my readers.

I need a break from the blog.

When I started this blog nearly two years ago, my life looked very different.  I had the convenience of TWO NAPPING CHILDREN who gave me two full hours of alone time a day (I miss those days!).  I wasn’t doing shows.  I had just started teaching at the gym and had no clients.  Basically, I had more time.  And my focus was more home-centered.

Flash-forward to now.  Henry no longer naps.  Clara’s naps are shorter and some days she doesn’t sleep at all.  I’m at the gym for at least two hours a day, training clients – usually three.  I’m at the theater two hours at night.  I have no time to sit down and write.  And honestly, when I get time to myself, I don’t WANT to sit down and write.  I want to read a book or my Bible or work on a house project.

Blogging (the act of writing) is something I LOVE!  But everything that comes with it (reading other blogs, social media, self-promotion) …..I just don’t love that aspect anymore.  Some days it feels like my phone is super-glued to my right hand.  It’s simply not fair for the people around me to be “absent” while I’m “present” online.

For the month of July, I suppose I could blog sporadically or line up guest posts, but I don’t even want to give myself that option.  If I did, I would just devote thoughts to blogging and right now, I simply do not want to think about it.

This isn’t goodbye necessarily (notice the month of July thing above), but I suppose it could be the start of goodbye.  Who knows??

I’m taking a month to find out. 

Catch you on the flip side**!


QUESTION:  What do you need to say NO to in your life right now??


*Likewise, I’ll be saying YES to a lot of things.  I can’t wait to tell you about them come August!

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