You can’t do it all


Blogging something vaguely interesting at HouseGoesHome 365 times a year has its challenges.

Especially when I’m time poor … which seems pretty standard now I’m a single working mum with a boyfriend and two dogs.

Loads of people tell me I should take the occasional break from the blog, but I’m not very good at that. There may be a day or two – at most – when a post hasn’t gone up.

I’ve blogged my way through a European holiday, various medical dramas, several cruises and a marriage break-up.

DD asked me over the weekend if I could go on a holiday and NOT blog.

I am very good at being evasive, but he was relentless. In the end, I feebly answered “maybe.”

The more I think about it, I could probably do it … a digital detox might be quite lovely … and sooooo relaxing.

I know a loyal chunk of followers will be there when I return.

And, if they’re not, it isn’t the end of the world.

The blog is no longer the centre to my days that it once was. For years, it was my rock, my therapy, my much-needed routine.

I don’t need it like I once did. It’s just a nice thing to have.

I read so many disturbing things about bloggers shutting down their sites due to vile comments and harassment. The latest to be viciously targetted is Edenland.

As I noted on Facebook when I shared her distressing blog post yesterday: I will never understand the hate on social media, I’m just not wired that way.

It disturbs me deeply that some people are.

I wish I had answers, I wish I knew how to make people kinder, but I don’t.

I’m just grateful that the good outweighs the bad in my world and the haters are few and far between.

Today I’m at the office from 7am. So there’s no time to faff and fiddle. I need to press “publish” and go.

Have an awesome day and thank you again for being part of my journey to a better place.

Song of the day:  Three Dog Night “Joy to the world”





4 thoughts on “You can’t do it all

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  1. It’s hard to restart when you stop … I’ve inadvertently had a month off because I went back to fulltime work and I really miss it, but trying to find the time to get back into the groove is really difficult.

  2. Love your writing. Interesting, amusing, insightful. And even though I seem to have more dramas than others, you seem to have more than me.

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