Thursday, May 3, 2012

On Point

Well it's been a month almost since I last posted.  And during that time I've been very busy with work obligations.  I have been keeping up with many of you though, and I've secretly been spying on you through your blogs, just in a quiet hiding in the shadows sort of way.

I had thought that I might abandon this little blog altogether and simply gracefully fade away as I threw myself headlong into my work, but as a few of you predicted, I did miss this little bloggy place I've created for myself over the past 2 years.

And so while I was away dipping my toe into new waters and new ventures, I made some decisions.

1.  I will run my blog, it will not run me.

2.  I will post less often and not feel stressed if I can't find the time, even if it means weeks pass by.

3.  I will visit my long list of blog favorites and not feel obligated to comment on those blogs, and in return I hope others will understand and feel free not to comment here but just enjoy the images.

4.  I will not feel guilty if I am unable to reply to each comment or email...I will need a bit of help with this one as "guilt" is my middle name.

5.  I will enjoy blogging for the safe haven that it was meant to be and not for the hectic crazy place we sometimes cause it to become. (and I'll keep it going for you, Mom and Dad W)

6.  And I will live each day to the fullest, follow my heart AND my gut, and I will do the things that make me is far too short to do anything but.

  I hope you are all well and that life is treating you kindly.  Until next time...

  à bientôt

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  1. I completely understand. I just enjoy looking at your photography so just throw us a bone now and then.

  2. Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

  3. Sounds like a great plan! So glad you decided to keep writing your blog!

  4. As a girl I always dreamed of dancing with toe shoes...never did...but the memory of the yearning is still there. These photos bring my dreams back to mind. Thanks.

  5. YOU are SOOO smart! I agree-when the blog starts running your life it is time to back off and reassess! I will pop by when I can! xo Diana

  6. I'm also following your guidelines and your Pinterest!
    Thanks for the reality check.

  7. Missed you Kat. I knew you were working. Do what you can and I will be here. hugs, olive

  8. That last photo? I love. And I knew you'd be back at some point. And I'm glad that you've made choices that will make you glad and not full of guilt. Blech. Guilt.

  9. Kat, I agree with all on your list. Your blog should be entertainment for you not work or something you have to do! Love your photos-absolutely beautiful!

  10. Hi Kat. So glad to hear from you again and totally understand. Is it like the seven year itch or something? I went through some of the same decisions/thoughts recently and was feeling very frustrated with my blog. I finally decided I would post when I wanted to, I would reply to comments when I had time, and I would comment on other's blogs when I had something to say. I thought long and hard about why I want to blog and I decided that I like the people I have met/meet, I like having an avenue for my photography, I like the push it has given me to get some things accomplished, and I like some of the opportunities that have come my way through blogging. It's all pretty small-scale stuff, but that's okay with me once I thought through my real reasons for blogging. Anyway, all this to say that I totally understand and just do what you can, when you want to and nothing more - and don't feel you have to reply to this either ;)

  11. Great words to blog by! We all have to work to find our own blogging balance ... sometimes it's posting a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes not at all. Our blog worlds are what we make them.

  12. Follow your heart, sweet Kat! We'll still be here when you post! :)


    xoxo laurie

  13. Amen, and well said, my friend!
    When blogging stops being fun and starts feeling like a chore, it's time to step away. I've done it, and I'm with you 100%


  14. Kudos to you! Our blogs are just that OUR BLOGS! good for you.
    I love to come and visit!!!! Beauty abounds here!
    My daughter was a ballerina for 13 years, so these images make me misty eyed!

  15. beautiful images, Kat.
    good for you!!!

  16. Elegant images!
    I find that people are stressed by the seeming necessity to respond to comments by email. I don't do that, ever, unless I want to have a good email conversation. Blogging should be fun and stick to your new plan!

  17. I think many bloggers are feeling the same way. When we all started out blogging it was new and we had the energy to keep up, but that I think was a bit of a phase. Now there are so many blogs I think we all know we can't keep up. I read but don;t comment all the time now. I also take no offense if posts don;t get comments.

  18. Point made...and point taken.
    P.S. Are you living inside my head by any chance?

  19. You have it right - "life is far too short!" Shed those feeling of guilt and do what you really love! Beautiful photos, by the way. xoxo Nellie

  20. We have come to
    the same fork in
    the road. I'm taking
    it one step at a time.
    My mom and I spoke
    about this at length
    on our trip but I am
    still wrestling with
    what feels right.
    Good luck as you
    traverse your new
    normal, Kat!


  21. I love your thoughts here, Kat...and am of a like mind. I've been taking a step back, much life going on! I'm having fun catching up on your posts!

  22. Beautiful- just beautiful-- your thoughts and photos. Don't ever feel that you need to respond or leave a comment to me-- I absolutely do understand-- support your thoughts 100% - and feel that I am there as well.

    Enjoy your weekend--


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