Next week, APRIL 14TH, is going to be the last Stuff & Things link-up.
Making decisions that affect other people is really difficult for some reason but I feel a very real sense of relief now that this decision is made. Back in December, it was starting to stress me out..getting this link together every week and whatnot.
(And I should add that Joey was the actual one creating the code for the link-up each week. I used to do it and then I found myself doing it on Wednesday nights and so she just started mandating it as something she would do on Sundays and would send it to me then and that's how things have gone for the last few months.)
I was running out of things to say, things I didn't want to say were being thrown out there instead of things I needed to say, etc. Joey asked if I wanted to stop it in January and I said No....no....let's keep going. So we kept going with it. There were days when I couldn't blog and yet I felt the need to send my regards, and there were days when Joey couldn't blog and she did the same. That's a very odd thing to do, if you think about it. The hazards of a link-up, I suppose?
While I do blog most weekdays, knowing I had to have a post ready to go by Thursday morning (at 12:30am because that's when my posts go up automatically) was wearing me down. While I do love to make lists of things and talk about random t.v. shows and purchases and show some funny Pinterest finds, it's just not where I need to be, in an authentic way, right now.
Plus, Joey is transitioning her blog into an exciting new project. Keep an eye out for it!
So the timing is good to just wrap it up gracefully. I heard that quote somewhere...It's good to know when to quit. Whether that's a job, a hobby, a relationship of some kind, etc. This just feels good.
And it affects like .00000000008% of the blogging population. Actually, less. So, onward...
We do MORE than appreciate everyone who has joined us each Thursday for the last two years!
I so rarely get to talk books with people in real life because it seems like I don't have a lot of friends who read often. I'll read fiction, non-fiction, and try just about anything. A lot of my friends in the past have read specific genres ("bestsellers"*, Christian fiction, etc) and I like to broaden my horizons through reading and I've found some of the best books ever through blog friends.
Anyway, listening to Steph and Jana talk books makes me feel like I'm listening to friends talk about books and I really enjoy that.
*Bestsellers has quotations because a lot of them are awful.
+I was supposed to show you a picture of my outfit yesterday but my camera card died. So a perfectly good outfit picture gone to waste. Let's just hope it was the camera card and not the actual camera.
Instead you see me in my after-work gear.
+I've been taking some professional development classes and I must rant: spelling is a basic skill.
Your ability to spell will, unfortunately, be how I judge you. I hate that about myself, but it's true. When there are groups of (high school) teachers spelling model as "modle", weaknesses as "weaknessess" and responsibility as "responsibity", my eye starts to twitch.
If you're jotting down notes, fine. Spell things however you want. But if you're putting it on a poster to display to the class, you deserve to be judged (right??).
+And this. It made me want to chuckle and cry at the same time because it's absolutely the truth.
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