My Blogging Hiatus Experience

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In an opening scene of the 2013 TV series, Revenge, “Emily Thorne says:

“They say the best-laid plans often go awry.  Because no matter how detailed the preparation, a plan will always have a WEAK SPOT…..”

Blogging Hiatus Plan

In anticipation of our two granddaughters visiting over spring break and Hubby and I celebrated our 55th Wedding Anniversary, I went on a 3+ week blogging hiatus.  I devoted the first week to scheduling and organizing:

  • exciting activities for the granddaughters during their seven-day visit; and
  • interesting places for Hubby and I to visit over our four-day mini vacation.

“Weak Spot”

Days before the grands arrived, Hubby’s trigeminal nerve pain flared-up.  He has lived with this condition for more than five years and the pain usually resolves on its own. But, in the last six months he has undergone several outpatient surgical procedures with only temporary relief.

Hubby’s severe pain flare-up was the “weak spot” in my family planned activities during this “blogging hiatus”.

Self-Trust

Rather than push the panic button when my “hiatus plans” hit a “weak spot”, I went to a space of stillness, quiet, and mindful breathing.  In silence, Self-Trust emerged and I was able to re-direct and focus on creating a new plan, which gave me the Self-Confidence to:

  • Stretch – I went outside of my comfort-zone to overcome a long-time fear of driving on two-lane highways, tollways and interstate highways. When faced with the choice whether to disappoint our granddaughters or overcome my fears, it was a no-brainer.  The granddaughters left eleven days ago and since that time I drive, solo, all over the City of Orlando and its suburbs.  Getting to places where I like to go, without bugging Hubby, and enjoying every moment of this newfound freedom.
  • Let Go of the planned mini-vacation until Hubby’s pain condition is under control.  Instead, I spent time reading, exploring, learning and relaxing.

Blogging Hiatus Experience

Through this “blogging hiatus experience”, Self-Trust emerged and strengthened my:

  • Self-Esteem to step outside of my comfort zone;
  • Inner Strength to move beyond the “weak spots” that cross my path; and
  • Self-Confidence to rely on my “inner voice.”

 

 

 

28 thoughts on “My Blogging Hiatus Experience

  1. Happy 55th anniversary, what a beautiful milestone!
    I hope your hubby is feeling better.
    I have that same driving fear; actually, I’m ok on the interstate is the on and off ramps and the tunnels that unnerve me!

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  2. You go Cuz!! Happy belated 55th Anniversay!
    Often we don’t know the God that is within us-/
    “When I’m weak, God is strong”!!
    Love,

    Gwen

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    • Thank you, cousin, for the Anniversary well wishes. . Our mini vacation plans were cancelled, but there’s always a later date. I am learning to listen to the God within and trusting in the protection of Our Father.

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    • Thank you for your comments. By going outside of my comfort zone and driving during the granddaughters visit, I am no longer fearful and feel confident in driving to and from the hospital when my husband is admitted in the next week or so. Sometimes when plans go wrong, we are guided to a new path leading to where we need to be. When it is time to rid the fear and hate of driving, I believe it will happen for you.

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  3. This is lovely! I think the hardest thing for most of us to do is “let go.” We want to much for our plans to succeed but sometimes the most beautiful moments in life are achieved unexpectedly.

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    • After seeing your comments, I visited your blog. I see your blog as the venue where I can share my views and express my opinions in dialogue with others. Looking forward to the experience. And, I appreciate your blog visit.

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      • You’re very welcome and I can’t wait to see your presence on my blog! I love and respect the knowledge that you present and I’m sure my readers would appreciate it as well. Please don’t be shy! 🙂

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      • Believe it or not, its the same for me. This blog encourages me to do it. I think we have so much to learn from each other. I’ve always been so stuck in my ways. But I’m at a place now where I want to expand my views. People’s comments on my blog have shown me perspectives that I never thought I would have lol

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    • Hi Imani, I am glad to be back. Things have been a little off track because of Hubby’s flareup. His pain is being to some degree by pain meds, but the earliest date the neurosurgeon could get him on the schedule was May 18th. I will let Guy know that you send well wishes.

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    • Thank you. Hubby’a pain is currently being managed with pain pills, but surgery is scheduled in two weeks, which will, hopefully, reduce/eliminate the pain absent reliance on pain meds. I appreciate your well wishes.

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