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Thursday, October 21, 2010

So long, Farewell...

I am sure you have all noticed I have been sporadic, at best, with my blogging as of late.  I have made you all listen to me whine about this and that, but the bottom line was that my posts weren't of much substance.  I was spending most of my day reading blogs I love and writing my own posts.  That would be great if I was strictly a Trophy Wife, but my dear bloggy friends, I must wear SEVERAL other hats.  Mom and student were some of the HUGE things I was starting to neglect.  Being a part time student, full time mom and "Trophy Wife," and maintaining my household duties is a lot to do and then trying to fit in the blogging, well I was just losing my mind.  I tip my hat to those of you who balance all of this.  Especially those who have a huge following/giveaways, it is a lot of work.

To be completely honest it was giving my anxiety when I wouldn't schedule or type a post out in time or if I hadn't read everyone's blog and commented.  To the point where my house was becoming a mess, clothes were piling up, children were crying, and the straw that broke the camels back was that I had to submit a homework late (eeek to partial credit).  Yes I know silly that thats where my breaking point was, but it just showed me I needed to refocus myself.  This is what the old Shelby did, thats the Shelby that left me with a degree to finish up EIGHT years later.  Unfortunately the one thing that had to give was the one thing that was giving me the most anxiety, and that is blogging for right now.

I also have some friendships and friends on my mind right now.  I have a dear friend who I just realized is going through something so terrible its hard to even think about and I want to focus on the most important things in my life right now, this person being one of those things.

You have all made me open my eyes a bit wider and see the world beyond the safety net that has been my life.  I know this has been said by many a blogger before, but you have all helped me in some form or another and I haven't even meant most of you.  You've said the right words to heal me or even made me laugh on a day that I didn't think anything was funny.

So I say so long for now, but don't put me down for the count...I may just be back!

16 comments:

  1. Well, I'm sad because I love reading your posts but you are doing the right thing =) Get school out of the way and enjoy life being a mom and wife. Those are more important! Hats off to you for going back to school with a family. I can't even imagine how hard that must be. It took me about 8 years to finish my nursing degree but it's so worth it to be done! I don't think anyone gets a degree done in 4 years *lol* Good luck to you!

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  2. Awwww, we'll definitely miss you around here, Shelby!! I wish you all the best, and hope to see you back someday. :)

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  3. I completely understand--and sometimes life is just meant to be lived and not documented :)

    I will miss you!

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  4. Awww Shelby! I'll miss you! We of course understand you wear those hats well missy and come back to us someday!

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  5. aww girl, we'll miss you! i feel like this is happening to a lot of my fave bloggers (including me). come back someday!! :)

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  6. I'm right there with you girl!! But, I'm sure you'll be back eventually - it's too hard to stay away!! :-) Good luck with everything you need to do and I wish you the best!!

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  7. I wondered about you the other day. I was hoping all was well. Way to get your priorities straight. See you on the flip side!
    MM

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  8. I'll miss reading your blog too, but it's definitely not easy to keep up with everything. Blogging should be fun, not stressful. Just write when you have time :)

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  9. I am just now catching up on blogs and I dont even have a real reason why I havent been involved other than I havent felt like it. I can only imagine how hard it is to balance everything! I will hope to hear from you occassionally but in the meantime I hope you are well and happy! Miss you!

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  10. I understand the struggle with balancing life and blogging! I am struggling with the same problem. I wish you luck on all your adventures! If you come back to blogging awesome if not I understand too!

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  11. You are going to be so missed! I hope that you're having a good time not blogging & getting everything done. I know exactly how you feel. In fact, I have already gotten into my bad habits and all I have been doing is sitting here staring at my computer screen when I should be something a little more relaxing. I have noticed I sleep better when I'm not on my computer in the evenings.

    Hope the beautiful kiddos are doing great too!

    Even if you never come back at least I have your email!

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  12. Just checking up on you...hope all is well! happy holidays! :)

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  13. So... I still miss you!

    I hope that you had a great Christmas and New Year's!

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  14. Hey, I hope everything is okay with you and the family!! I miss you!

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  15. This is so sweet! I will be so happy if you want to follow each other! What do u say? Kisses

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