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Thinking Thursday is too big for me

I had great plans for Thinking Thursday. However, real life as a mother of four children 3 of which are three and under is very pressing. I find that I don’t have the time to do the research that is needed and to form and write out my thoughts in an organized and easy to follow and understand manner.

I have benefited lately from the inspiration and wisdom of a very beautiful blog by the name of Tongue in Cheek. I love visiting this blog and when I do I have wonderful images and thoughts rolling in my head. I feel alive and happy.

Maybe, the best way to fight ingnorance and missunderstanding in the world is not through plastering it all over my blog. I would rather offer my readers words and images of inspiration and knowledge and understanding and love. I think this is more fitting to my personality.

I stopped watching tv for over a year once because I couldn’t stand to see all the anger and violence anymore. It is all over the tv in movies, news and sitcoms. Then, after I did start watching tv again I still refused to watch the news. I only read the local paper. I hated the sensationalism of the television media. Thinking Thursday has become kinda like that.

So, why would I be a person to host a Thinking Thursday? Doesn’t fit.

My heart is in the right place, but the method is not me. I am not a big person to argue and I don’t like when other people call others names like stupid or crazy. That was never my goal in doing Thinking Thursdays.

So, this crazy girl is once again revamping and changing the direction of this blog to something that is more me.

I feel happy when I do a post like Who said the French are cowards? or sharing a great blog or website like Daily Dancer. While I will still write the occasional post about something that bugs me like my Whos that Girl? post, I just cannot commit myself to doing it every single week.

I can commit myself to sharing something inspirational whether it be a website, blog, words, poem, video, image, etc. This is a more productive and pleasant use of my very limited and valuable time. I can commit to doing this one day a week. Easy.

I learned a lesson. I am who I am. I am not going to change and my blog is a reflection of who I am. I am someone that likes to see the beauty in simple things. Not the ugliness in silly things. There are better writers and blogs that have the time and knowledge to tackle the issues and topics that fit in a Thinking Thursday.

I am not one of them. I am me.

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  • Toncue in Cheek March 10, 2006, 10:31 am

    I think you are too hard on yourself. Don’t question what your blog is or isn’t, let it be how it is– many colorful faucets– your readers appreciate that!
    Thank you too for the compliment, that was a pleasant surprise this morning to see!

  • Pumpkin March 10, 2006, 11:33 am

    Don’t worry…I will still get up on my soap box with the best of them. I just can’t do it every single week. It is too much for me. It needs to be more natural and when something has really got my goat. I am trying to hard to make posts for Thinking Thursday and it is not natural.
    I think inspirational thoughts each week would be easier for me to come up with and more in line with my personality.

    I love your blog because I find myself thinking and dreaming.

  • Julie March 11, 2006, 12:57 am

    Its easy to worry about what we put on our blogs. I do it all the time. But then realize that its just a blog. And that’s really all it is.

    Nothing can really change who a person is. We hold that inside of ourselves; whether we are able to communicate it or not. Its too easy to get confused and persuaded into thinking something we don’t think. Being true to oneself is not always easy.

    You shouldn’t worry too much about you’re blog. Its great. You’re natural writing style makes it that way.

  • cj March 11, 2006, 1:02 am

    Oohh ohhh Pumpkin Pie I must say that I am totally in agreement that you are far too hard on yourself. I don’t believe for one moment that “Thinking Thursday” is too big for you…. rather the week and hours in the day are simply too short for you. I completely understand that sometimes the week sneaks up on you, months can sneak up on you too, really they can. I love the idea of Thinking Thursday and urge you not to abandon it completely…. Just promise someday when you have the time you’ll reconsider it. :) Forever is a long time you know.

    For the record I ADORED your posts.

    I am a huge fan of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, I have the Little Prince in both French and English. I love it, I love it.

  • Pumpkin Pie March 11, 2006, 7:54 am

    I had never read the Little Prince until my husband told me about it…so, I read it as an adult. What a great and beautiful book for adults as well as children. That book is special.

    I will still making Thinking Thursday kind of posts when I have time and a subject captures me. I write these kind of posts better when I feel it in my heart and don’t feel pressured to find a topic and research it in a small amount of time. Plus, Petite Clown has woke up inside. She was the quiet one and didn’t do much…she listened. Now, she is the one into everything and telling me no, hitting, throwing things at everyone in the family if we tell her to stop. She is in the full blown Terrible Twos. I can barely type a sentence without having to get up and get her out of something. Ohhhhhh. I know in a few months she will outgrow this stage…I am just waiting and waiting.

  • Pumpkin Pie March 11, 2006, 7:56 am

    Thank you Julie. You are so sweet. Your blog radiants that. You are a thinker too. You are always pondering something. I like that. Your style is very natural as well. Like you are just in front of me talking to me. :)

  • L'Amerloque March 11, 2006, 9:41 am

    Hi Pumpkin Pie !

    You’re being far too hard on yourself, Amerloque feels. Your Thinking Thursday pieces are written excellently and engagingly; the reader is encouraged to think.

    Best,
    L’Amerloque

  • Pumpkin Pie March 11, 2006, 10:28 pm

    Hi, Amerloque!
    That means alot coming from you. I will continue to make some posts…I will change my Thinking Thursday category to Thinking. Maybe, when the kids are not so crazy running and getting into everything I will start it up again. I really enjoyed it but felt like I couldn’t do it the way I really wanted. Not enough time. And, that made me not want to do it.

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