I wanted to give you an update on my plan for a digital sabbatical in January. I've had to revise my initial intention a bit and wanted to let you know the new one.
My first idea was simply to take a break from the computer, including the blog, e-mail, and social media. A complete digital sabbatical in other words. A month in which I would use the extra time and mental space to recharge and to step back and reexamine my life, my goals, my interests. A time to get into yoga perhaps, to try some sort of art class (for myself!), take long walks, think about the future, and just see what happens when I'm not connected to the computer quite so much. (Note: Some of this may have been a tad idealistic considering I have two small children.)
With that as my plan, I probably should have just hung a "gone fishing" sign on my blog and stepped away.
Instead I asked you to send me guest posts to keep the space hopping. And I've received so many good ones! (Also some I haven't even read yet...) I am so excited about all the posts and bloggers and topics. I feel like I just invited you all to a party on my blog! I can't not show up! I'd like to be there with you, pouring wine, passing plates of chocolate covered strawberries, and sharing stories about the funny things our kids say (or, you know, children's art stuff...).
Also, my four year blogiversary is next month (January 20th) and I want to think of some fun way to celebrate! Ideas, anyone?
So I'm changing my plans a bit. I'm going to stay online in January. Your guest posts will give me some extra time for that art class or yoga or whatever, and I aim to be a bit more thoughtful about how often I hop on the computer, but I will be here with you.
Next month... Party at my place! We'll have lots of fun guest posts on all kinds of interesting, artful topics. Plus a four year blogiversary celebration (and perhaps some fun giveaways...). So exciting! How could I miss it?
P.S. If you sent me a guest post and I haven't responded yet, I apologize. It's been a busy, busy season! I will try to read and respond to all guest posts over the next few days. Also, it's not too late to send me your guest post!
P.P.S. I still like the idea of a complete digital sabbatical, but am filing it away for another time.
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