But here's the bottom line. I've missed blogging. I've missed my online interactions. I've missed doing more than clicking like or favoriting a tweet or hitting a heart on tumblr. I know these interactions are easy and we feel like they create substance, but they don't.
And the real bottom line is I'm capable of more, I have done more in the past, and I need to stop making excuses for all the things I can't do.
I value the time I have to write, but will piddle away 10-15 minutes here and there in the working mom/parenting mom transition. I will tell myself I don't have the time to write a blog, or read someone elses, or write a few words in a scene, but somehow I'm on level 350 on Candy Crush. I recently stopped teaching piano lessons after school because I told myself, husband and kids that my time could be used better elsewhere, because I realize my kids are growing up (I now have a teenager) and will very soon be out of the house, but they still are involved in things after school during times when I could be productive in a myriad of different ways.
So here's my new new leaf. Three blog posts a week - more if I think of something else to say.
Because if I value something, my time should be spent there. Besides, level 350 isn't going anywhere.