The comment came via email—“I miss your blog. Everything ok?” My response—Yes, everything is ok. Took a break. A big break. A little over two month break. Regrouping and recouping and ready to dig back in.
Why? When I started writing and posting over four years ago, it was because it was fun; enjoyable. The ideas would pop into my head and onto the screen. I was one person producing more than a thousand posts with over a half a million hits. Late this fall, it stopped being fun and felt more like work. And, there are enough things in life that feel like and are obligations. I did not want this to be one of them, so I took a break. The ideas are flowing again!
There may be some changes to the Williams Family Blog over the next few months as I tackle topics beyond Disney—nothing controversial though. You see, in my life beyond the screen there is much more to me and I haven’t always shared for no particular reason other than the topics were well “off topic.” To that end, here are three things that you may not have known about me:
1. I am passionate about couponing and saving money. So much so that a friend and I teach couponing classes. Having just finished the holiday season it was fun to see how much money I could save on gifts and other items. Saving has become a family affair with the boy checking prices and the husband cutting coupons. Our saving feeds our Disney addiction, too!
2. Speaking of teaching. . . I am an educator in the public school system and have been for 25 years. I work with a group of the most dedicated and passionate people who give their all for kids every day and at the end of the day go home and take care of their families. Want to know who I would choose to be with in a crisis or an emergency? It’s them (and my family of course). They all have unique gifts and talents and use them to the best of their abilities.
3. I have helped people from across the street to across the globe plan their Disney vacations. Farthest away? Perth, Australia. Yes, from right here in the middle of the Midwest! It truly is a small world!
Three things you may or may not have known about the writer behind the posts yet all of those things affect the voice in the writing and offer a lens for our experiences.
Thanks for checking on me, Anonymous. Everything is ok. Hope you keep reading!