Reality - We argue sometimes. I don't think the best of him always. I don't make him my priority directly after God.
Blog life - I pour into my boys in a number of ways and laugh at little things like impromptu haircuts.
Reality - I struggle to find balance between them and my selfish desires. I can get easily frustrated. There are times I spend more time blogging about them than I do teaching them.
Blog life - Creativity comes to me naturally and feeds my soul.
Reality - It can be a HUGE source of struggle for me, especially when I focus more on being inspired than I do on honoring God and actually creating.
Blog life - I am Wonder Woman; everything gets done and life rolls along smoothly.
Real life - I have dust bunnies in every corner of my home, laundry piled sky high, dishes filling the sink as I type this and mold clinging to every shower tile. While I can laugh at this (a little) it also makes me a bit sad.
Blog life - It stands still so that I can accomplish everything and record it all for prosperity.
Reality - It is moving by so rapidly that I find myself panicked at times at my overwhelming inability to accomplish the things that really matter.
Blog life - They encourage me, create new friendships and are an incredible delight.
Reality - They are all of the above AND I put way too much emphasis on them. I check my inbox constantly. I worry when no one comments. I look to my comments to fill me up (my sinful nature looks to you, my readers for approval instead of looking up.) I want to comment on others' blogs, but can't find the time to build the online community that I'd like.
With all of that said, I am taking some time away from my blog that I love so much. I will immerse myself in prayer and family in hopes of finding guidance and direction. I plan on discussing things the hubs to find a balance that works for us. I hope to come back in a week or so with answers. Please know this... every single one of you is dear to me. I have made some wonderful friends through Pure and Noble. You have inspired me and encouraged me beyond belief. xo