Last night I was reading through some of my earliest posts. Simple and sweet and filled with positivity, they exude just the kind of happy, hopeful, peaceful atmosphere I had hoped to create in this space. Recently I have felt uncomfortable here, somehow; I feel that a few of my posts are forced, and I am unhappy when I post words which don't feel quite right. Have you noticed, or is this something only I can see?
My friend Kendra wrote a blog post a few days ago to which I strongly relate. I feel that my writing has become obligatory and trivial, and that this space has changed from what it was meant to be. I so long for this blog to be filled with light and love, a place for all of us to gather and celebrate and share and create!
Yesterday I wrote about change, and today I want to act on my words and try a few new things here that perhaps will have positive effect on myself and My Peacetree. Firstly, I will no longer be writing Saturday Challenges. To be honest, I am a last-minute sort of gal and have been a bit stressed to come up with something worthy each week! I hope that this will alleviate some of the discomfort I have been experiencing. Not to worry, though; I am considering several new things to take the Challenges' place, and perhaps I will post a Challenge now and then should I think of a really good one.
Secondly, I would like to try a little experiment, and will be turning comments off for a bit. I appreciate every single one of your comments, sweet readers, I really do; but I fear that the love you show me has gone to my head and I feel the need to be in a quiet space for a short while. [EDIT] Comments have been turned on once again!
Thank you to each of you for your support and love and understanding! You are such good, kind, selfless individuals and I so very much appreciate having you beside me for this journey. ♥