This has been a stressful year for most of us. For some, there was no work, others moving from the office to working from home. And for people like me, our business has spiked. The law office is almost three times as busy as it normally is. Good for the business, not so much for the stress of the employees. However, we know in time, it will taper off.
But there’s other stress for me as well. Books that aren’t selling, learning to market, and coming up to age sixty this year, I worry about retirement. All that brings stress. I’ve noticed it’s harder to get to sleep. I’m not losing the weight I need to even though I am working out, probably not as much as I should. I seem to also be yelling a lot more at the computer than I used to.
The best way to get through stress is to find ways to lower it. That means to stop doing some of the things that bring on the anxiety.
Three things I will do to lower my stress. The first is to stop looking at political videos. That definitely will help with yelling at the computer. Another is to focus on building passive income for retirement along with work and writing. I’ve got a few things I’m working on like downloadables and cards to sell on Etsy and at craft fairs. We’ll see how it goes.
And the third is my blog.
As Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. I believe the season has run for my weekly blog.
As some of you know, I’ve been writing this blog for ten years now. It’s been fun, but as time has gone on, it’s gotten harder to come up with ideas. My following hasn’t grown much either. Only 326 people have actually signed up for my newsletter over the ten year period. And with very few comments, if any, I have no way of knowing if I’m reaching anyone.
So, I believe it’s time to pause the blog. Beginning next week, the first Monday of the new year, I will no longer be posting a weekly blog. Instead, I will post sporadically when I believe I have something worth sharing. In time, I might return or come up with another idea that I think will be of interest. Either way, I will let you know.
I’ve loved this journey and want to thank all of you who have followed me. I hope you have enjoyed what I’ve posted, and that it has gotten you closer to Jesus.
Goodbye for now. I pray that you all stay safe and healthy in the upcoming year. And no matter what happens, remember that God loves you, and Jesus is just a prayer away.
Kathryn J. Bain