So this past Sunday, something happened that hasn’t happened in nine years: I didn’t publish anything on the blog. And no one died. Probably no one noticed even.
And that’s okay.
With the way my work schedule has been, I’ve been struggling to maintain a healthy rhythm of work and rest. So I’m doing something about it: Sundays will be an off-day for blogging, in addition to everything else. About a year ago, I couldn’t imagine doing that. I can’t say I would have had a good reason for it: it just wasn’t something I would have considered. But one of the things that has been impressed up on me of late has been the need to prioritize. So that’s what I’m doing. I am a finite being, with a large amount of responsibility in many areas of life.
And if balancing everything else means writing one less thing a week, I think I’m okay with that.
At this point, I could write about learning how my value isn’t in how often I post, any more than it’s in how many people read. But you all know that already. I think I know that too. So I’m going to forego that today. Instead, it’s just what it is. I want to have a healthy and sustainable life. And I am better able to do that writing one less thing a week.
So, yeah. A nine year streak is over. And I’m pretty okay with that.