An Unplanned Hiatus.

It’s been such a long time since I’ve crafted a post, and how I’ve missed writing.

We make the time for what’s important to us, and writing is central to my existence, yet there are times when we find ourselves juggling priorities – and something has to give.

My full-time work must always rank number one, and it’s a demanding job that I am committed to.

My soul work seems to have grown legs, and I find myself searching for more hours in each given day to keep it all going.

It’s an honor to serve as editor-at-large for EJ, yet my writing time is now invested in editing. It’s a joy, and challenge, to read and edit articles by an array of diverse writers on a variety of topics.

It’s my mission to raise funds for charitable organizations that support our veterans, first responders, and communities. Baking dog and cat treats is all consuming when preparing for a fair or event, each second outside of my full-time work devoted to the production process – baking, cooling, dehydrating, cooling, packaging, labeling, and organizing. We spend our time volunteering, generating awareness, and finding ways to ensure everyone has access to all-natural dog and cat treats – even the homeless. We are planting the seeds to grow some therapeutic programs through this venture, and managing our energy to see this through is key.

So something had to give – and sadly it was writing. I did make some attempts late at night, worn out and void of constructive thought, but each try fell flat, or rambled on without rhyme or reason.

Many who know me, know I’m fond of preaching about making the time, even if we don’t think we have it. And we can make the time – but we can’t do it all. There is a wisdom in recognizing the difference.

There may be future unplanned hiatuses. May they be few and infrequent, and may you recognize the difference between what you have to do, and what you think you have to do – self-imposed stress and pressure that wreck havoc on your psyche.

If you take some time, you can then make some time.

It’s good to be here.

Author: E.M. Murphy

A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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