Where I’ve Been, Where I’m At and Where I’m Going // A Blog Update — 24 Comments

  1. I really like your blog and reading it. I also so have depression I have been dealing with for several years.

  2. Barbie, I have not been keeping up with other blogs like I once did (it’s the season I’m in) but yours is always one I enjoy visiting to see what you’re sharing. I’ve always appreciated your honesty and heart to encourage other women. I understand how the rhythms of life change, as they do for me too and have with my blogging as well. Keep being you! And as someone who is at the beginning of a homeschooling journey, I find comfort in connecting with others who are as well. Thanks for all you do and how you’ve encouraged me!

    • Hannah, thank you so much for your note of encouragement. I’ve been reading your blog but haven’t left a comment. I will be back soon, I promise!

  3. interestingly, at a very similar timing, i stepped waaaaay back from my blog as well for different reasons. same in a way however; i needed to navigate my heart and deal with pain and there was so much other transition in life at the exact same time. i have always appreciated your writing and sharing of your heart, no matter what topic you write on. you also are such an encourager and it overflows out of you in your writing.

  4. Don’t mind the numbers, the subscribers or the ones that decided to leave – they are not important! Important is your well-being! Sometimes we have to take a step back and take care of ourselves and our loved ones. That’s just life!
    You have always been such an encouragement to me and such a great cheerleader! I am sure those who count are still around! I know I am!
    Hugs friend xxx

    • Chrissy, thank you so much. You are absolutely right. The numbers just like to play with our emotions, don’t they?

  5. I love your raw honesty. You have always been an inspiration to me and you still are. I think you are a wonderful person and I’m always encouraged by every post you make. God bless you my dear friend.

  6. I’m right there with you. Seems I just don’t know if I want to keep the blog going or not…then I play with it and get a bit excited….but it seems no matter what, I always fall back to photography. Guess maybe that is my calling?

    • I absolutely love your photography. I love reading (or looking at) photo blogs. I say keep it up! You’re doing great!

  7. Sweet Barbie, honest words, offered in humility and with the desire to glorify Him will always be a blessing to someone. No matter what you share in this space, homeschooling, etc, you are my friend and I will be here to support you. Blessings on your week ahead, friend.

  8. Thanks for this update! I admire you and Carrie for taking on ANOTHER blog. Honestly , I have all I can do to keep one afloat. Thanks for your candid sharing of your heart in both places!

  9. Barbie, you’ve always brought encouragement to me, and I’ve always been grateful. I love your heart and attitude shared here. That’s why your readers love you. I pray it will be a short season of rest and recovery and that you will be on your feet again very soon. {Hugs}

  10. I often struggle with sticking to on my one genre of postings when I feel like I hAve many different aspects of life I would like to share. Happy you feel more freedom here!

    • I think your blog allows you to post about anything. Your tagline is similar to mine – embracing every day. Thanks for stopping by Mindy!

  11. Thank you for the update, Barbie! I have also wondered the why of blogging myself…I think I am selfishly doing it for ME; because I love to write and this is where I am doing it, as well as in my journal – though that hasn’t been done for several days. We all go through “stuff” from time to time; and though we may be the giver or the caregiver or whatever, there ARE times when we need the care. I haven’t been blogging that long – just since the Oct. 2014 “write31days” challenge; though I have been writing ever since I was a teenager. My blog is mostly “stories” of my life and the journey of Dementia’s Demands, as I called that first 31 day series. I have been very lax in reading others’ blog posts; and my readership, though never really BIG, has really declined…I have a number of posts with NO comments. That doesn’t really concern me because, as I said, I write for ME…and when I feel led to share a particular story or post.

    I love reading your words; and I pray that you do continue to share…I have stepped back “a little” from Facebook; need to do so more!! But that is where/how I keep up with everyone. Prayers for you as you struggle through these days/weeks/months! And that God will continue to give you the words to share!

    • Thank you Barbara. I enjoy reading your blog and hope to get around more often. I really appreciate your prayers and friendship through blogging.

  12. Barbie, I have always admired your authenticity. I understand the struggle that comes with blogging. Mine has sat quiet for weeks now but I think it is important that we each embrace the freedom to allow our blogs to transform as we do. Have a great week.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Wanda. I often think of you as I scroll through the blogs in my reader. I hope you are doing well.

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