Summer is slowly but surely coming to an end.
Sad, I know.
As much as I will miss the warm, lazy days, the sleeping in and the huge amount of time I got to spend with my girls this summer, I am excited and happy to welcome the season of Fall.
Happy to be back in the classroom, excited to wear new clothes and eager to see how the school year unravels for each of my daughters, I am certain we will all have a good time.
This Fall, I look forward to …
spending more time reading the many books that sit waiting attention on my bedside table.
becoming more involved in the preschool and Kindergarten classes of my wee girls.
early morning breakfasts with my teen.
getting to know the 18 cute little faces I have in my class this year.
wearing the latest Fall fashions and rocking them.
spending my 2 and a half hours of kid-free time on Thursdays working out.
paying our 13 year-old good coin to babysit our wee girls so hubby and I can have date nights.
planning a Halloween party at our place and inviting family and friends to attend.
getting an iphone (oh yes, still determined to get one).
helping my teen explore cooking and baking.
enjoying the scenic changes that come with Fall, including the multi-coloured leaves that so beautifully cover our neighbourhood each year.
planning and participating in Family Nights on Fridays.
exploring the world of photography.
enjoying the simple things in life.
Did you notice how blogging was not mentioned in my list?
Well, in a much needed attempt to balance out my life and enjoy every minute of every moment that comes my way, I will be spending less time on the blog and Twitter.
I’m not giving it up. I love writing too much to do such a thing and I adore all of the friends I have made through Twitter and blog reading.
I am simply prioritizing differently because I don’t want to miss out on any part of my life – real or virtual.
This Summer provided me with ample time to read and write and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
We’ve all gone back to school and work now and life has just shoved into full on overdrive. Less free time for me means making choices.
I chose a little of everything.
I know I’m not alone in my feelings or my reason for making this decision as I have read the same sentiments in blog posts of many friends who have also come to the same conclusions. More time spent unplugged so we can enjoy all the other things that make us happy.
So this Mama will not be posting as often but rather once a week other than my weekly Lets BEE Friends link-up on Fridays.
Once a week is good. It will free up some time for me to enjoy my other hobbies and to *really* be there for my kids.
I will stick to this plan this time. No exceptions. If you see otherwise, sent me a tweet and virtually *kick my butt*! I give you permission.
Last but not least, any comment love I get from my friends, I will always return. That’s a promise.
On that note, I have to tell you that I am excited for the arrival of October this year as it marks the one year anniversary of Bees With Honey.
In celebration of the year I have spent writing and connecting with on-line friends, I will be featuring a few of my favourite bloggers throughout the month of October.
I am really looking forward to having them grace my blog with their extraordinary writing abilities and sense of humour.
So stay tuned for October, my dear friends.
It’s going to be #awesomesauce !
Linking up with Stasha from North West Mommy today for Monday Listicles.