Streched Too Thin

Life has tried to tell me something for while now and I think I’m starting to get the message. I’ve got too many things on my plate and I’m not doing any of them as well as I would like to. One of the things that ironically I have totally neglected is doing family histories for my mom. She is almost 91 and she is aging more rapidly the last year or so. She takes great joy and satisfaction in these histories and I don’t want to regret that I got sidetracked and didn’t get as many done for her as a could have or should have.

That being said I have a great desire, even passion to help others do meaningful family history projects too. That wish is why I do this blog and why it has taken me so long to come to this decision. In the last day or two it finally sunk in, I’ve gotten things out-of-order. While this blog is an important part of my long-term goals, it isn’t more important than getting histories done for my mom.

So I’m shifting my priorities and backing way off on the number of posts I’ll be doing for the foreseeable future. After I finish the 50 Jar Gifts Challenge, I’m going to be posting once a week with an occasional pupdate thrown in. I’m also going to let go of trying to get all 50 Jar Gifts posted before Christmas. If it happens great. But if not, I’m not going to stress about it.

To make those weekly post of the most benefit to my loyal followers, please let me know what kind of topics you would most like to see. If you would rather send your suggestions in a private email (raelyn@tellingfamilytales.com) that would be great too. Hopefully this change of focus will help you too, by making the time you spend reading my posts more productive. Thanks so much for your input.

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2 thoughts on “Streched Too Thin

  1. Spend all the time you can with the parents, all too soon they leave this earth. I do not regret 1 day of the time I took off work to be with dad. When he died, I regretted that he would not be here – not that I had not spent time with him !

  2. Thanks, Sue. I really don’t want to have regrets and I think I will if I don’t shift my focus and gets lots of histories done for my mom during whatever time she has left. With Parkinson’s you never know when they will take a turn for the worse and go downhill quickly. Thanks again for your wise perspective.

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