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I keep changing my mind. Should I bother?
What’s the point?
Does it change anything?
Nope.
But does it make me feel better for saying it out loud?
I guess I’ll find out.
So, here I am.
Without an original thought in my brain.
With absolutely NO blogging mojo.
What I do have are daily minutiae that I can’t talk about because it would reveal too much of my schedule.
And lists and more lists.
All of these things to do.
Recitals, open houses, graduations, awards ceremonies, volunteer opportunites, end-of-school-year craziness, plus, something I’m not willing to talk about. Yet.
I’ve been feeling unproductive and uninspired.
Just so you know.
Do I feel better having said that?
I think so.
So thanks for listening.
I appreciate it.

Comments

  1. 2

    Deb says

    i find this blogging stuff, as in real life, is cyclical. and there’s no point in forcing it, if it’s just not happening for you. plus, this time of year is CRAZY here, too. so much going on with the kids and preparing for summer. i feel ya.

  2. 3

    Justine says

    Well, I’m glad YOU feel better now. I am just confused!

    You can’t mention something you’re not ready to talk about and not talk about it! EEKS!

    Justine 😮 )

  3. 4

    Lolli says

    What is it about the end of the school year? Everything comes to a head and everything happens all at once! I am interested in this thing you can’t talk about yet. I hope everything is ok. Hang in there, my friend!

  4. 5

    Ronda's Rants says

    Well, I am sorry …you do however inspire me!
    I hope you feel better soon…
    I go to a quiet place sometimes…when my children were little sometimes that was the laundry room! 🙂

  5. 8

    sassy stephanie says

    Sounds like you are overwhelmed with busy-ness. I tell ya, moving to the country has really really helped me slow down. I no longer think each kid in at least one activity is a way of life. I truly believe we are much happier. We spend more time together and go to the park more. I don’t feel as overwhelmed as I did when I was running everyone everywhere, with everything I needed to be doing at home in the back of my mind. I challenge you to just BE! It does wonders!!

  6. 10

    Dana says

    Angie, I’m so right there with ya! I totally understand the feeling. The end of the school year always feels like it’s fast forwarding with SO many things to do. It can be very overwhelming. Take it easy….we all understand!

  7. 23

    Amy says

    What crazy times the end of school brings on. I hope you do find some time for a quick hot bath, or just to read or do something fun. It will be over soon.

  8. 24

    Amy says

    I hope you feel better soon. We all feel unproductive and uninspired at times. Especially when everything around us is chaotic- Hang in there.

  9. 25

    Clint and Mary says

    welcome to my life. :)…well kind of, I don’t have kids in school but I can relate to some degree.

  10. 28

    Jennifer P. says

    I think it’s a virus called “life” that has hit the whole blog world! We’ll all come back when it’s too hot to play outside and everyone’s graduated :)!

    We’ll keep reading no matter what!

  11. 29

    Jen says

    I totally understand how you feel. I have been feeling the same way. Its like life is just swallowing me whole.

  12. 31

    Elaine A. says

    I’m glad you feel better. And we’re always here to listen! : ) Have a good weekend Angie!

  13. 32

    Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor says

    I hear you Angie. My mindless madness that usually fuels my posts has been in seclusion or something. I can’t seem to find my Mojo either. I am thinking of a walk about for inspiration. Enjoy your long weekend..

  14. 33

    mommaof4wife2r says

    i just remembered we have 643,581 open houses in the next 3 weeks…and no plans for gifts. well, i’ll be going mindless soon. ha….have a good weekend, dear.

  15. 36

    Heath'e' says

    I love it, honest and to the point. I admire that you still blog daily even when not completely up to it!

  16. 38

    Jenners says

    Whenever I lose my blogging mojo, I just take some days off. We all understand. Do what you need to do. Be easy with yourself. 🙂

  17. 39

    armyfamilyok says

    I’m lost without my lists!! LOL I haven’t had much blogging insight lately either. I want to and I click “creat new post” and then it’s gone. What’s up with that?? LOL

    I’m just glad that we’re done with school and our first year of homeschooling was awesome!!

  18. 58

    Adrian's Crazy Life says

    I hear ya. I’ve been contemplating a similar post on my job. I’m so frustrated and fed up with all the BS going on there, but I’m never sure if someone from work might read my blog someday, so I’m hesitant to post anything like that.

    It’s hard to stick with it, but in this economy I guess we’re just lucky to have jobs.

  19. 59

    Amy (the Happy Mom!) says

    It can be a real…circus, sometimes, huh? (Sorry, that’s the best word I could come up with!). The frenzied pace is a lot to keep up with.

    I’m sure there’s not much I can do to help, but I’ll offer this – I’d happily guest-post for you if you’d like a bloggy break. One thing off your plate, just for a minute, but I thought it might help. =)

  20. 60

    brunger bunch says

    I feel your pain with the business of life…I keep thinking next week will be better…but it is next week, and no relief in sight yet!! Hope all is well!

  21. 61

    Cecily R says

    I know exactly how you are feeling…that probably doesn’t make you feel better (you know, that Cecily the Dork relates to you), but I do. 🙂

    Hope things smoothe (is that how you spell that word? It looks funny) out for you soon.

  22. 62

    Cecilia says

    I hear ya sis! How can we find more time to do everything we have to do???? Whenever you find the answer PLEASE elt me know!!!

    I hope things slows down for you soon 🙂

  23. 63

    Lady Di says

    This must be going around because I was seriously just contemplating writing a very similar post. In fact I am so uninspired right now, I am procrastinating by reading other people’s blogs and commenting, rather than deal with my own. My mind is in a million places right now and I just can’t seem to focus. So, don’t worry. It’s a funk we all go through.

  24. 85

    Carissa(GoodnCrazy) says

    It’s called May-itis. I’d recognize a case of it anywhere… It first started when I had two children in elem. school… and dance, and piano, and band, church primary parties and what am I missing??

    THEY ALL THINK THEY NEED TO BE IN MAY??? What the heck? Wouldn’t April be just fine for a band concert, June would be lovely for dance recitals! WHY does everything happen in MAY?? (And don’t get me started about the events saved for December!!)

    Good luck, it doesn’t get better the older they get and the more activities your kids are in.. let me know when you come up with a plan to cut those activities back huh??

  25. 88

    Tash says

    I am with you on th eno blogging mojo. Good luck with the mind changing or unchanging thing. And the thing. Ciao for now.

  26. 89

    Live.Love.Eat says

    Ooooh, something you’re not willing to speak of yet? Hmmmm, could it be what I think it is. Keyword: panel. That’s just part of it of course but hmmmmm…….

  27. 90

    Shannon says

    I always find it feels better to put it out there, the good, the bad and the uninspired. Its amazing what inpiration it brings. Just know you are not alone. SOmetimes life gets in the way…and that is not necessarily a bad thing:)

  28. 91

    says

    Venkatesh,I hope to answer your quontiess to the best of my ability.Would you encourage your daughters to sing Christian songs when they learn music?Yes. As long as they are doctrinally sound songs, I personally see no problem with this. They will not sing them in a worship context but I see no problem with them playing instruments and singing songs with Christian lyrics around the house or with some friends. Would that not be a little inconsistent?I don’t think so. I look at it this way. In worship, my wife is not allowed to speak. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”When she is not in a worship context, she can speak of God even praise Him audibly for a great thing that He has done in her life. Some say that all of life is worship which in a sense is true. But if we take this too far then my wife would have to be a mute because she is to keep silent in worship. But she is told in this text to ask her husband at home. She is still talking about God but the context is different. I say all of that to say that I have a similar view on instruments and Christian music. Music is a form of expression. If we can speak of God in some contexts but not in others why is music not the same way? Music itself is not inherently evil. If one is a musician and they are a Christian then they will obviously see things from a different viewpoint than a lost person. This different viewpoint will come out in the songs that they write. This is only natural. I just think that we are reaching if we consider every time the name of God or a Christian theme is mentioned to be a time where instruments are abrogated. Discernment must be used in this as we can go too far with our freedoms as well. If my family starts doing music and we invite people over and I begin with a prayer, have we now begun a time of set worship? Probably so and we should put the instruments away. There are obviously some things that are evil in every context, such as idols. It doesn’t matter what context I am in, I should not set up an idol. I don’t think musical instruments are in this category though. That is just my humble opinion that I am sure others may disagree with but this is where I am with the light that I do have at this point in my Christian walk.Sincerely,John Lanier

  29. 92

    says

    huzzah. and california wetaher has been acting really screwy lately…it’s may and I’m still wearing long sleeves and etc.when all else fails, I resort to old man clothes and socks and loafers teeheeI have no idea how i’ll handle hot wetaher yet!

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