Today was a big day. I am super tired, but that’s good, in the sense that I literally gave it all I got and them some. For those of you who are wondering about my MOPS speaking engagement, I’m pleased tell you it went well. The group was much smaller than I had anticipated. While that might make some speakers sad, it put me at ease. It didn’t seem as daunting. I was nervous about hanging out at MOPS. I thought it would be awkward, but it really wasn’t. The table I sat at welcomed me and put me at ease. By the time I got up to speak, I wasn’t even nervous. I feel like the presentation went well. The short clip I showed made a few of the ladies tear up. I always view crying ladies as a good sign, because that means they were touched by it. I was able to convey what I wanted and the time factor wasn’t as big of a deal as I thought. So yes, I would put this experience in the WIN category! Hurray! It wasn’t as painful as I expected, but I’m glad to have it behind me. The cutest thing is I got text right as I sat down from my husband telling me that I had done a good job. Now Jeremy wasn’t in the room, so I asked him how he knew. He told me that he was listening in the hallway. How cute/creepy is that? It made me happy to know that he was there cheering me on, even if I couldn’t see him.
I think the combination of Fall Fest mixed with a speaking engagement has left me a little empty. Not in a bad way, but I realize that I need to start filling the bank back up. I’ve read some amazing books lately that have deeply impacted me and now I think it’s time to throw a novel into the mix – something fluffy. We’ll be gone this weekend at a conference and visiting family. While that might not be restful, it will be a chance to get out of town and routine. I’ve decided to go off the grid for a while and sign out. I’m going to take a blogging break and a Facebook break. I decided that my life isn’t so important that people will freak out without my updates and insights. I just need to get away and get some fresh air. I need to do silly things and I need to let myself off the hook.
I’ve contemplated doing a semi-media fast for a while and I get hung up, because I really do love writing here and I like posting status updates and showing people my life through pictures. I guess I’m just realizing that it’s not mission critical. You don’t need to know my every move. And honestly, I don’t need the constant information download.
I guess this is good-bye for a while (about week or so). Don’t worry, I’ll come back. I just need some down time. I need to sign out. Life is too short to spend my time scrolling through news feeds and worrying about what people think of me. I’m sure the world keep turning even if I’m not informed about everyone’s happenings. If something is worth sharing, I’m sure my friends and family will call me or text me. I’m not hiding from the world, I just don’t feel like sharing right now. It’s not permanent, so check back in shortly!