To whom it may concern
By Cup of Joe with... on June 29, 2010
I am writing today to inform you that Soccer Mom in Giggle Town, Gig Harbor Stay at Home Mom Examiner and 24/7 Moms Inspiration Editor is taking a break. I am in desperate need of a sabbatical.
A sabbatical defined by Dictionary.com is any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, esp. for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
Why do I need a sabbatical? Because I am a stay at home mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, and a writer. None of which have the benefit that allow me to take a vacation or take a day off. (We took a vacation in May which was great, however vacationing with your kids is harder than being at home.. you just get to visit a lot of people that you do not normally see and do a bunch of fun stuff all in one time period). I am spinning in circles as I speak and I have begun to spiral downward. I have been pulled in every direction. This is beginning to show in my writing. I started with a clear focus of what I would share, my focus now is fuzzy gray and I have begun more projects that I want to handle for this period in my life. (I became a stay at home mom to take care of my children not to work at home).
So today, Saturday June 12, 2010 will be the last that you will hear from me until my return of Wednesday September 1, 2010.
I am looking forward to my summer sabbatical. As the children will be home from school I will be able to place more focus on them. When my husband is home from work instead of running to my desk to meet a deadline or complete my writing goals for the day I will run into his arms and rest with him.I will pursue reading my bible more, journaling more, praying more, and spending more time with my best friend Jesus. The bible states in Matthew 11:28
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
This summer sabbatical is some personal time for me to regroup and allow myself to breathe. Summer time is a wonderful opportunity to break up your routines and allow simplicity into your home.
I leave you with a prayer (and a tear that has fallen down my cheek) that you may all find rest this summer and that you all will find some time to get away and spend the extra time with those who need it the most.
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