I’ve been thinking lately about the purpose of this little space here. My time is so precious these days and I am really struggling to find time to blog. I decided to give my blogging self a little grace these past couple of weeks and get out a post or two if I felt compelled (and had the time). The problem is I actually either have the time OR feel compelled. In the last couple of weeks these two things have not really lined up very much for me. But again, I am trying to grant myself some grace and not force the content. To be honest, I have a long list of possible blog post topics that I am excited about writing sometime in the future, but it just keeps getting longer as time passes and I still don’t find the time or desire to blog.
All of this time off from blogging has got me thinking a bit about the purpose of this little blog. I still really don’t have lots of answers, partly because I haven’t really had much time to really sit and purposefully think about it. It is more that it is in the back of my mind, weight on me as I go about my daily life. But I have been realizing that if I want to continue with this blog, if I really want to put time into it, it needs to have more purpose for me. I am sharing this with you mid thought, because I honestly don’t have an answer yet as to what that looks like. In order to figure this out I am going to be reflecting on some questions. Amanda, a blogger who I admire greatly, talked about finding her purpose and some questions she used a little while back, and I bookmarked the post knowing I would want to come back to it.
I do know one thing about the purpose of this blog, it has been and will always be a place where I will strive to find joy ‘whatever the circumstances’ and document that for you. But for some reason that doesn’t feel like enough guidance for me right now. Part of the reason I want to do this, find my purpose in blogging, is because of the words I chose this year. I really want to learn to Listen to God, and that includes learning to listen for his guidance as I blog. I also am really working hard to simplify my life, and if I want this blog to be a part of my life, I will need to decide on its purpose so that it fits into my life more simply.
While I am working on this little purpose project, I will continue to update and post. I may even start to shape my purpose through the types of posts I write, we will see. But if I am not here, posting know that I am busy with my free time enjoying this sweet face. My time with her is precious and limited now that I am back at work. The truth is, even if I wasn’t working my time with her would be limited and precious, but when I am working I don’t have nap times to blog.
If you are a blogger I would love to know how your have gone about finding purpose in your blog and balancing life.