Looking Back/Looking Ahead

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Stringing words together helps me think. It clears my mind and clarifies my thoughts. I love, love, love writing for this space and also enjoy it as an outlet for my photographs and favorite poems. Recently, I have had a couple of conversations that I have altered my thinking about blogging. I had already made the decision to cut down on my weekly posts to give myself time and space to write more deeply. Now it seems as though I’m questioning some other things related to my blog as well. It is all good, as the young kids say, just not all sorted out yet. For now, I am giving myself some space for thinking and creativity and spontenaiety. So, stick with me. I have some guest posts scheduled on other blogs, an e-book (!) waiting to be designed and some other surprises along the way. Next Saturday, I am hosting another monthly link up that I began in January. The theme is “Encouragement” – it’s been a long winter. So go through your blog basement and get your posts ready!

Thank you all for being here and spending part of your day with me. When I started blogging, it was all about the writing for me. I looked out through one side of the computer screen. Two years in, I never, ever sit down to write without you. The friendships and connections I have made here have changed me. Blogging has made the world smaller, kinder, more intimate, with more magic and grace than I could ever imagine. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. S

PS. I also wanted to write a little bloggity retrospective for 2013. I have enjoyed these immensely on other blogs – especially blogs I have just started reading. Hope you enjoy.

# of posts: 186

Most viewed post: Word 2014 (Thanks Carrie!)

Most comments: The Advent Table (Thanks Holiday Blog Hoppers!)

Hardest to write: Doubt and When in Doubt

Best conversation starter: Desk Clutter/Mind Chatter

The one post I want you to read: Layering it In – Year Three (The “fly” post.)

Posts I’m looking forward to writing soon:

  • New Bio Page (did it already!!)
  • Beneath the Beeswax Veneer
  • Incorporating Eurythmy into My Morning
  • Curative Eurythmy
  • Waldorf and the “Fact-Obsessesed” Child
  • Inner Work and Planning
  • How Stories Save Us

(I could keep going, but I’ll stop there. Once again, thank you for spending part of your day here. Looking forward to all that’s yet to come.)

15 thoughts on “Looking Back/Looking Ahead

  1. Ooooooooh, can’t wait to read that lineup! You are one of my favorite bloggers. It’s good to hear that you enjoy doing it.

  2. I can’t wait to read your post about Waldorf and the Fact Obsessed Child! I have one and we are new to the waldorf scene. I’m at a loss with all the questions from my kiddo and how to respond/get him to work through it/ etc.

    • Hmmm . . .wondering how old your child is? Vincent was 8 1/2 when I discovered Waldorf. He is now 12 and I have such a different perspective. He still loves facts, but I feel Waldorf provides a necessary counter-balance.

      Might have to move this one up in the queue.
      Glad you’re here.
      Sheila

  3. Sheila, Although I had stopped blogging and commenting, I read your every post. For me a break was good. Great really. I hope your space for thinking, creativity and spontaneity yields what you desire. ~Rachel

  4. Dear Sheila,
    You’re amazing…186 posts last year and so many more that I can’t wait to read this year.
    And,( as magic always happens) I was re-reading your top picks from last year and stumbled upon what I exactly needed to hear tonight: ” See bigger. Go deeper. Do Less. ” I hope you don’t mind, but that, exactly that is what my intentions must be for this year.
    Much love and aloha to you, Lori

    • I need to respond to your email as well, but that is the crux of where I am right now as well. Especially the “do less” part. Yes, 186 posts is too much I’ve decided. So stepping back, re-evaluating and hopefully coming to this space differently.

      More in the email.
      Love. Always.

  5. Great Flannery O’Connor quote; I’m the same way. I write to think.

    I so appreciate your honesty here, and trust your intuition to step back a moment. It’s that same principle that applies to our homeschooling, isn’t it? Go deep, not wide. I look forward to what’s to come. And I am honored to be your homeschooling consultant!!!

    Love the bloggity retrospective! And love you!

  6. I am so excited you have taken this leap and allowed yourself this time to reflect. Finding our voice in the blogosphere is not always easy.(I struggle constantly as you know) I believe once we stop writing for others and start to write for ourselves friendships bloom, communities grow and the words on the page start mean so much more. Love U and looking forward to reading your line-up. I am so blessed to have such an amazing BFF

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