This has been a week that has flown by, and at times I feel I'm hardly keeping my head above water. While I don't think I'm a complainer, I do occasionally find myself slipping into that "things are tough, life's too busy, woe is me" mode. I usually catch myself and stop; I don't ever want to focus on the negative and forget about the big picture.
But sometimes, I've learned, I have to recognize--and embrace--my limits. Which means sometimes making hard decisions. Just yesterday, I dropped my membership to a national organization, and consequently to a local chapter, because I just couldn't keep up, couldn't spend the money, and couldn't give it my all. It was a tough decision, but necessary, and while I don't feel relief and I think I'll rejoin at some point, it was definitely what I needed.
Leaving The Stiletto Gang is another such decision--very difficult, not what I'd choose in a perfect world, but necessary for me right now. I love this blog, these ladies, and the faithful Stiletto followers, but I'm recognizing my limits and realizing that with teaching at a local college, writing full time, mothering 5 kids, a husband in grad school (plus a full time job), a son with one foot out the door and into college, Books on the House, blogging, online teaching, and, you know, icky housework, some things just have to give.
I've been blessed to be part of this great grog, and have been doubly blessed by their open door policy welcoming me back as a guest. It's been great, and as the Terminator famously said, "I'll be back."
So this is not good bye, but adieu.
And I know I'll see y'all around!