Well, it has been roughly 6 weeks since I've even logged into our blog. During that span, our family had a nice family vacation that spanned across four states, I had a personal injury that would have made it difficult to type, but most importantly, I had a chance to sit back and evaluate everything in my personal life as well as our blog. The break was nice because I got to spend more with the family and also had more time for myself. But I have to admit that I did find myself missing blogging at times.
As much as I do enjoy blogging and sharing our journey with everyone, I have to say that prior to the break, it had become more and more of a chore than fun. Moving forward, I still plan to continue blogging and sharing our family's journey but I will likely discontinue some content in an effort to reduce my obligation to the blog.
I hope everyone can understand where I'm coming from. I want to make blogging fun again! I want to look forward to going on our blog to share a new family accomplishments or experiences! With that said, I truly see this blog possible becoming more personal and than financial, at times. I hope that by mixing up the content, it will help make blogging a bit more fun for me again. :)
Summer Road Trip 2016:
Although our summer road trip was planned, our hiatus was not. Believe it our not, I had every intention to keep blogging throughout our family vacation. Well, I guess that I am living proof that things just don't always go as we planned. Throughout our trip, I kept saying that I'll just blog tomorrow. As several "tomorrows" had past, blogging became less and less important and spending time with family and enjoying my vacation became my priority. Based on my recent experience, I will say to everyone that it is very important for your blog, your business, your work, your family, etc. that we all periodically take breaks away from the daily and weekly grind! Chances are, after a nice re-charge of the batteries, you will come back with greater passion and desire. Our family road trip certainly helped me do just that!
Here are a few photos of places we visited during our family's summer road trip. Enjoy!!
Elephant Rock - Valley of Fire, NV
Virgin River - Zion National Park, UT
Horseshoe Bend - Glen Canyon - Page, AZ
Lower Antelope Canyon - Page, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Watson Lake & The Granite Dells - Prescott, AZ
During our summer road trip, our family complete a total of 6 hikes! It is official! I've now completed my 2016 fun goal of 26 hikes and am now moving on to take on the 52-week hike challenge. To date, I am now up to hike no. 40. With 21 weeks left in the year and only 12 more hikes left to finish my 52-hike challenge, I'm feeling pretty confident about my chances! :)