17 Jul 2014

Family First - Thankful Thursday

Sometimes a break from every day routine is the best medicine. It might just be the thing that is needed so that you can come back with a BANG, refreshed and ready to get yourself back into gear.

My recent absence from the blogging community was not exactly by choice. It just seemed to happened.

Over the past two years since Crafty was created, I have had times when I was unable to write for whatever reason and I suffered badly from 'bloggers guilt' feeling as though I was letting people down. I felt that I was breaking a commitment that I had made not only to myself, but to the blogging community as a whole.
Let's be honest, I am not at all good at this 'blogging gig' but I love to write, it gives me the chance to share things that I may otherwise keep to myself. It allows me to dig deep within, or be frivolous by choice. It gives me a sense of purpose.

This time however when life took over and blogging was the furthest thing from my mind, something happened that made me remember the reason I started blogging in the first place. It was for me ! Nobody else, just me. You could say I had a light bulb moment.

So as the days turned into weeks and then months, I realised that the guilt I had once felt was nowhere to be found.
I was doing exactly what was needed at the time.....

I was putting all my love, time and energy into my family and our home. For the first time I had no guilt about neglecting my blog and pouring all my attention into what is the most important thing in my life.....

So today I want to thank YOU for being patient with me, for not abandoning me and giving me the time that I needed to breathe new energy into my life, and giving me the time that was needed to put my family first.

Linking up with the lovely Sarah for this weeks Thankful Thursday.



  1. oh Beck! I would wait for you till the cows come home. This is a beautiful post and such lovely thanks. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing it with #thankfulthursday. I am so glad that you did not feel guilt over looking after yourself. We all need to do this self care. I trust that you are now feeling as great and wonderful as I know you are. Big hugs. xS

    1. Thank you so much for having me. I will do my best to link each week. Have a fabulous weekend with your beautiful family xx

  2. And that is exactly how it should be - you should be blogging when you want and definitely NOT feeling guilty when you don't !
    I blogged today for the first time in over 6 weeks. There were times I felt a little guilty but, at the end of the day, living my life and doing what had to be done - came first !
    Have the best day lovely lady !
    Me xox

    1. It's taken me a while to shrug of the guilt, I really missed blogging but knew my time was needed else where. Have the best weekend my dear friend. Love ya lots xxx

  3. Life really can be annoying sometimes!!
    Do what you can when you can/feel like it.



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