Okay, so I go in blogging spurts.  I don’t think I’m alone in this trend.  I will consistently blog for several weeks, then I’ll unintentionally take a month or two off.  Then, my husband will lovingly encourage/challenge me to get back on the blogging track.  So, here I am…at it again.

Questions swam in my mind as soon as I opened it up to the idea of what my next blog would be about.  The first one was, “why blog?”.  It’s not like I am an expert in any one area and the world MUST know my insight to be able to discern their next step in life.  Whew, that would be a lot of pressure.  Nope, for me, it’s kinda just for me.  Sure I’m putting it out there for anyone to read, but I honestly do it as a time of “personal” reflection.

We use busy-ness as an excuse for so many things…not calling that friend, not having lunch with that mom, not folding that laundry, saying no to that trip and unfortunately – to not have any unique thoughts.  It takes time and effort to shut off the constant rumble of my own stresses, lists and entertainment to ask myself, “what do I think about that?”.  To a 20 something person this is probably a foreign idea.  Just wait, your day is coming where the thing you look most forward to is sitting down and “vegging”.  Sitting in a Starbucks-esk environment sharing ideas about the protagonist in the latest novel I read just doesn’t fit into my schedule.  So I blog.  Guess what, writing down thoughts causes me to THINK!

So, after asking myself one question, I had my topic for my next blog.  Kind of ironic…blogging about blogging.  LOL!

Do you find yourself swimming in a sea of busy-ness?  When was the last time you had an intelligent conversation about an idea, topic or scripture…not about your spouse or kids?  Do you feel like there’s no time for that?