Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Reading Less While I Carpe Diem

Are you ready to hear why I lowered my reading goals for March? Your are? Great!

The short answer

I don't have as much time to read right now because I am working as an intern for Kelly McCausey and writing at Profitable Mommy Blogging.

The long answer

Last fall I decided I wanted my blog to be more than just a place to record the cuteness of my kids. So I started brainstorming ways to improve my blog and do more with it.

At the same time, my friend, Alicia encouraged me to take risks and be open to opportunites. So I entered 2009 with a new motto - "Carpe Diem" (how very Dead Poets Society of me! LOL).

I am amazed at the opportunities that have come my way in the last two months! Administrating giveaways at 5 Minutes for Mom/Giveaways. Writing a post for Praise Baby. Hosting another giveaway next month (that I'm not paying for!). And now interning for Kelly!

All of those opportunities mean less time for reading books.

They also mean for the next few weeks I am reducing how often I post here so I can keep up with the rest of my life. My plan is to post menus and home management ideas on Monday, book reviews on Tuesday, and on Thursday post about my family life.

There will be an occasional random post as I implement Kelly's ideas here so please bear with me and feel free to leave encouraging comments! :)

Each opportunity the last 2 months has had the fingerprints of God on it. I'm not sure what He's up to or what the rest of the year holds for me and Stephanie's Mommy Brain but I'm excited to find out!


Carrie said...

This is all awesome. I'm feeling very excited for you. Everything and anything that we can do can be placed before God and as He continues to guide I'm consistantly amazed. There are adventures in store and I'm glad to be able to watch/read yours and cheer with you!

Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

How exciting! I look forward to hearing how God has brought about this opportunity! Wow! Looking forward to it...and excited for you!

Jenn said...

That is so exciting and I'm very happy for you! Sounds like life is going to keep you on your toes this year. You may have big changes in your life this year, similar to the big changes in ours last year!

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

Big changes - how exciting! Glad to see that God has been opening some doors and you have been willing to walk through.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

How exciting. Have fun! We'll be here to read when you get the chance to post!

Linda said...

Congratulations! We're proud of you for launching out into new endeavors. God always has something new up His sleeve (you know what I mean!).


cassie said...

I think that you are excused from reading this month! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

ajourneyinmommying said...

Reading less here, too, but for good reasons! I followed a link from here to PraiseBaby CDs and love the samples! Right now my boys...and yes, even my husband....are stuck on the My First Nursery Rhymes CD with energized versions of lots of nursery rhymes. Steven Curtis Chapman and the Nursery Rhymes CD battle for a place in the CD player. (SCC is my favorite!) :) I think they'd like this music and it would give Humpty Dumpty a rest for a while! :)

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