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An Unintended Sparkbreak

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I guess you know you have been gone from Sparks for a long time when you come back and everything looks completely different!

I started this year out gung ho- and did well. I kept myself motivated and accountable and moving along. I always slow down and even go in reverse at times, and that started to happen around May. I got pretty overwhelmed when my Mom started having serious issues again on Mother's Day. She has been between the hospital and nursing home since then. Between that, graduation of my high schooler, end of the school year and everything else, I have been completely overwhelmed. (But let's be real- I am always overwhelmed about something!!)

I didn't really decide to take a Spark break- it just kind of happened. My days started rolling together and before I knew it, weeks and then months had passed. I just want to apologize to my teams and friends. It is not that I do not care about what you have going on or that I don't want to support you. And I don't want a pity party for me. Things are OK and I am handling them! Mostly I just did not have anything much to say- I wasn't really focused on doing challenges or putting in any real effort towards my goals. I have still done OK- have gained a little bit but still down from last year at this time. I think I just wasn't as motivated to get on Sparkpeople as I had been in the past.

I love my Sparkfriends and teams. I hope to get back in the swing of things, but it will probably take me some time. I am sorry if anyone felt that I had let you down or had walked away from team commitments I had made. I mean, I did, but not purposefully. Like I said, it was an unintended break. I have been on this site for 8 years...wow! I guess I just needed some time to myself. I hope you are doing well in your journey!! Thanks for taking the time to read this note! I did not mean to make anyone worry, and I appreciate the notes and emails you sent to me. I read those tonight. Thanks for being so caring.

XO
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