So Long For Now

January 2, 2014

They say when it rains it pours and there seems to be a torrential downpour of bad luck in the technology department around here lately. After my recent blogging break, a new-to-me refurbished laptop arrived several weeks ago and promptly crashed within the month. After a bit of digging around, it appears the company was all a scam. So here I sit, hen pecking all my email and shop correspondence on my iPhone with a shattered screen no less. 

Choosing to let go of this blog I love for the time being is so hard. I love the friendships with you as readers, the opportunities to build community, the outlet for sharing bits of what God is teaching me.  But it seems that once again I am in a place of letting go of my dreams, my plans, my agenda.  Allowing myself to watch His greater story unfold in my life, even if that means a slower pace of life. 

In the meantime, I will, in the words of my favorite Kristen Rodgers, continue to keep a daily 'pocket blog' over here.  I will also be trying to learn in a deeper way what it means to be fully present in the lives of my two favorite boys.  And on the subject of community, I am in the process of reimbursing my lovely girls that have been partnering with me this month as it will be quieter than crickets in these parts for a while. Psst!! Be sure to check out their awesome blogs before you go!!

And most hopefully in the not to distance future, I will be back to what I love here. Ahhh!! I miss you already!! On that note, be sure to pop over to Instagram whenever you have the chance. There will be plenty of #emstagrams to keep you happy for days. You can find me @nicoleneesby 


Ok. Enough for now. Much love to each and everyone of you. You have made my blogging adventure so wonderful this year.
xo

16 comments:

  1. We will miss you on the blog but will be happy to follow on insta gram! Enjoy your time off. Happy new year!!

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  2. Sad day. But happy we get to see you and your boys on instagram!

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  3. so sorry you're having such bad luck in the technology department! i will miss you & your encouraging posts on here, but glad to follow you on instagram! :)
    enjoy being able to slow down!!

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  4. nicole! so sorry you've had so many techy issues. that can be really frustrating in this day and age. know you and your wise words will be missed, but enjoy this time off! we'll be here when you get back ;) p.s. i'll totes be keeping up with you on instagram :)

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  5. Nicole,

    We will miss you!! Enjoy time with your boys :-)!!

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  6. Oh no! Let's crowdfund you a laptop, I look forward to your posts so much! Pocket blogging, however, is very appealing to me. It takes up much less time, and feels so... friendly :) Good luck, girl, I'm looking forward to staying in touch!

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  7. Leaving a dream in his hands should feel so natural, but I know firsthand how bittersweet it is, at the same time!

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  8. I just had to buy a new laptop and I penny pinched to get a Chromebook! They are only around $300, have the best customer support help, and work lovely for blogging! I highly encourage you to check them out! I am in love with my chromebook and would honestly have a hard time ever going back to Mac because I have realized you can get a quality laptop without paying a thousand bucks!! http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/#foreveryone-promo-hp-cb

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  9. Such a bummer, girl! But good for you for letting it go when it feels like you should. You're not missing anything and you're right where you should be! Hopefully you'll be able to be back in no time!

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  10. we will miss you...but this will hopefully be a wonderful time for you! I took a break last year & it was just what I needed!

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  11. Grr, I feel the hurt of that disappointment with you! Your heart of contentment is a challenge to me, and I'm grateful for it! Make plenty use of your pen and paper, and you'll have a treasure trove of truth and insight to share when you can return! In the mean time, I'll continue to enjoy your instagram as I do now :)

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  12. It's times like these that I'm actually grateful for all of the social networks and apps these days (normally I get a little overwhelmed by it all, to be honest!). :) Anyway, I'm sad to hear about the tech issues and such--that is so sad and definitely frustrating. So sorry that that has happened to you!

    But I'm also glad to hear that I'll still see you around Instagram. Happy New Year, Nicole!

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  13. Just wanted to say ~ I miss you here in blogland! I hope the technical troubles can be resolved soon and you will be back to writing. You add so much beauty and joy to the world.

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