Monday, May 4, 2009

Outspoken No More .........

Life has just got too darn busy and I can't fit blogging into it anymore.

I have spent the last five years sharing my life with you and you sharing yours with me.

It's been great but now I really need to focus on me. Not writing about me but on getting my head in the right space, on getting healthy, on being loving towards my family and I am afraid blogging just doesn't factor in my busy week.

I have made some damn good friends and I mean that sincerely. I could single many of you out but you know who you are.

When I started this journey way back on Diary-X when I was only a mother of two that worked part time, I think I weighed in at 108.6kg (to be exact).
I'm now a mother of four and I am spend more and more time on the computer. With the advent of Facebook, between the two I am on here way more than is acceptable as a parent.

I am addicted to this voyeuristic online world. So, to curb my addiction, to start getting on top of my life, something has to give.

I will still be around on Facebook, I have limited myself to a couple of half hour sessions a week.

I will miss this outlet, very much. It has become such a big part of my life, that being the issue. I am currently going through a Financial Freedom/Success course and it has shown me that I am really wasting so many hours of constructive time a day on this thing. I don't do the amount of parenting, housekeeping, dogkeeping, loving, living that I need to be doing.

I have come a long way in 5 years and many of you have seen me go through many changes. None of which include my weight, as I currently weigh about the same as I did 5 years ago, maybe a couple kg less. I think living life each day will help me get to where I need to be.

I do feel like I am saying goodbye to a great friend - for the last time.

Please say goodbye, leave me a message, especially you lurkers.

Love to all (I'll leave this up for a couple of weeks and then I will delete it all). So longxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

51 comments:

Zara said...

I love you Jules! This is not a goodbye to you, but just to your blog. I will miss it terribly, but at least I know you are still out there and we WILL meet up one day!

AKG said...

Good bye to the blog, Jules - but not to you.

May the next phase of your life be as positive and rewarding as you wish it to be

Kx

Marie said...

Sad to see you go Hon! I'll miss your updates. Thank goodness for FB tho!

{{hugs}}}

mapstew said...

hey friend, I am new to this meself, so, like, you is one of my new friends and the Map will miss ya. But ya gatta do what ya gatta do. I wish ya goodness and love and happy times. And fun. And LOVE.

The Fat Girl said...

Hey babe. Flip im going to miss you so much bout hey as Marie says thank god for Fb. I have loved every moment on this roller coaster with you. Your amazing love, take care of yourself and our family xx

sharnee said...

Awww, I'm sorry to hear that you'll be leaving the blogging world. I always looked forward to your updates (even if I was always a lurker). xx

Cinders said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Don't go Jules... I refuse to say goodbye.

Kelly said...

I will miss your blogging - you have a great outlook on life. All the very best! Kel xxx

Kitty said...

i will miss you. genuinely.

i think the world of you jules and i wish you only good things.

much love

kitty
xxx

Tracy said...

Hi Jules

I will miss you updates. It is too easy to spend too much time in front of the computer. I wish you & your family all the best.

AlleyCat said...

hehehe once you've finished the course, gotten orgygamised & put it into practice, you'll have free'd up some time to blog :0)

Seriously, thanks for sharing your life here.

Much Love.

Tully said...

Sorry to see you go, but it is for all the right reasons. I'll see you on facebook. :-)

Cheryl said...

I will miss you, Mind you I haven't ever commented :(
take care and best wishes!
XXX

ladypenelope said...

I'll really miss reading your updates and stories but good on you for doing what is best for you!
Stay awesome :)

Sweet Cheeks said...

I wish I had gotten to know you better Jules.

I wish you health and happiness.

If you decide to come back...please leave the door open a crack for me.

We are more alike than you will ever know.

Love and Kisses,
Wendy

Zanna, travelling tart, back in Oz said...

I'm an intermittent lurker - just pop in every couple of months to see how you're going. Wishing you all the best for the future. Z xx

Jayne said...

Keep well darlin'. It's been a pleasure reading your blog & you most definitely will be missed.

Jo said...

Hello beautiful
What a great decision - get out there and live!
I look forward to seeing you next week in your neck of the woods. Email me about where you would love to meet up and what works for you - I will have a car and can travel to wherever suits, or we can meet in town.
See you soon!
xo

Sue said...

What a coincedence, then, that I should pop in today.

Best of luck Jules. Love your work.

LaLa said...

Oh shunt flaps... don't DELETE it! Just leave it here, I think it's something nice to look back on?
You've achieved a lot here - made lots and lots of friends and become one of my dearest. And you have so much more to achieve outside of the internet too.

Love you xx

Chris H said...

Hmmm. Lets wait and see eh? I have heard "Bye Bye" from many, and the buggers come back! So here's hoping you do.
And hopefully we can meet up some day soon. If you want me phn number, just send me an email anytime.

Karen said...

OMG! I am so sorry to hear that are you stopping blogging as I will really miss your blogging but you are doing it for all of the right reasons and perhaps could give some of us a chance to look at how much time we may spend online! Will keep in touch with FB that is for sure! Thanks for sharing your life with us for the last 5yrs! You are one amazing, special woman and never ever forget that! Love you Jules! xx

Kate said...

Bye! I respect your decision, 100% I'll see you around on FB when you are there. I will miss your blog posts that make me spit out my coffee with laughter! Don't you dare lose touch, ok? xox

beetricks said...

Deeeepressed doesn't even begin to cover it!

:(

Thank you for all the laughs, girl.

One thing though - don't delete it. Stick it on private if you need to (with no-one approved to read it) but don't delete it. It's a great diary of your life!

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

I'm with Beetricks... Dont delete it..Just lock it up.. thats what I did with my old blog..
every now and then I go back and have a look at where i have come from... keeps me smiling..
take care and well done on taking the step to get your life back!

EmmaK said...

Just go on a long blog vacation and then come back. Please!

Anonymous said...

All the very best Jules

felicity

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Jules...baby. :(

My wish for you...may you receive all the good things this world has to offer you.

I will miss you my friend and I will remember you. I'm not far behind you sweetie.

ciao babe.

Anne said...

Bye Jules - I for one have enjoyed your blog. Don't delete it though, it's part of five years of your life. Take care!!

Anonymous said...

We will all miss you. I have enjoyed your blog so much.Yea I am one of the lurkers. Carol

Anonymous said...

Another Lurker - will miss you - come back soon please.

Marg

Kate said...

Another lurker... you're a clever & funny chick! Will miss your posts.
Cheers, Kate :)

Miss Beck said...

You told me you'd written your last post through Facebook. I had to come and see it for myself.

I absolutely love the Financial Freedom/success course theories. Fantastic.

I won't miss you because I know we'll be great friends for a long time.

Love to you
xox

Miss Beck said...
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Jules said...

Zara: I love you aaaarrrrghhh!!

AKG: We'll keep in touch, thanks for the well wishes babe.

Marie: See you on FB chick!

Mapstew: My darling friend, I will be dropping by once in a blue moon to read you and comment every now and then, I so love your style.

The Fat Girl: ;) See you there

Sharnee: Hi darling, thanks for saying goodbye. You should have made yourself known before now!!

Cinders: Pull yourself together woman, I'll have a yarn on FB soon.

Kelly: Hope all goes well darl and we'll see you on FB.

Kitty: Awww sweet friend. You are genuinely a wee darling. Mwwwaaahh

Tracy: It sure is sweets!! You wouldn't believe how many hours I have spent on this thing over the past year.

Alleycat: YOU and ME are catching up one day soon.

Tully: It is the right reasons darl.

Cheryl: Hey babes, shame you haven't said gidday before now, search for me on Facebook if you want ...

LadyPenelope: Has to be done, keep up your good work and thank you for being such a great help earlier in the year!

SweetCheeks: Never say never darling lady.

Zanna: Hey sweets, didn't even know you read me!!

Jayne: Awww, darling, are you on Facebook?? If not send me your email.

Jo: See you next week Munn Ter. Phyllis is kicking my anus.

Sue: Hey darl, where have you been hiding??

LaLa: Shunt Flaps!! LOL, you my dear are so lucky that one day we are going to drink copious amounts of wine together.

ChrisH: We will meet chick, when Mellisa comes over. You have my email too so don't be a stranger.

Karen: OMG!! I know, but I have to, I just am not getting anything achieved on a daily basis.

Kate: Awww, I will always keep in touch with you my darling friend. You have been a great confidential pal over the years and I won't give that up in a hurry.

Beetricks: Don't get your knockers in a tangle you tart. I think that's a great idea so, if I ever get my shite sorted I can come back ....

Wanna: Hey there stranger, let's catch up soon.

EmmaK: Awww sweetie, I so love your work and will miss you hugely but, if you don't do Fuckbook I'll meet you on your blog every now and then.

Felicty: Hey chick, catching up soon??

Spiky: My sweet friend. I will miss you but will check in on you, flick me your email, if you're not on Facebook.

Anne: I'm glad you have enjoyed, I have loved writing it, especially since I become more me on it.

Carol: Hey stranger..

Marg: Hey stranger 2 ...

Kate: Well sweet lady, I see your comments all over the place, never knew you even read me. Glad to know you were along for the ride.

Becks: You my darling are always going to be part of my life. Mwaaahh.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

sweetheart...My email is spikyzora@hotmail.com

It's working again...email me when you want and I will always get back to you. Also expect me to ring you every once in a while. I have to know you are doing well.

Take care.

Love
Toni.

Ciao.

Middle Child said...

Don't take it down as others have suggested...lock it but its a huge slice of your life. Lash out and gradually from the beginning print it down and put it in a ring binder...its like a journal and a snapshot of your life...I am amazed at the stories and times I shared with don i would have totally forgotten had I not had mine. Ink costs, but if you just did a few months at a time its achievable...just a thought... Drop by from time to time anyway and say hello if you feel like it one day. I will miss you Jules, take care and if you just up and go have a good like okay.

Cazzie!!! said...

You are a gorgeous honest and inspirational person to have gotten to know, shit, you cant go..but I DO understand why you cannot stay. Please email me when you come to Melbourne/Bendigo. I will come meet you..my Pa lives in Bendigo and so that would be just grouse :)
Huggs and kisses, Cazzie :)

Hippygal said...

sorry to see you go but will check up on you in facebook :-). Take care.

m said...

Bitch! No seriously...I will so miss your blog, hearing about your exciting life and your super witty comments.

I hope life treats you GREAT! I will miss you!

Cazzie!!! said...

Happy Mother's Day woman :)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Jules: Come back...the universe needs you. :)

Ms Smack said...

You know, i think deleting your blog is a testament to your strength.

You've brought so much to the blogging world, always genuine and funny, even when times were tough.

You'll be sorely missed.

All the best,
Cath
(Smack)

donna said...

nice to have been a part of your life for a short time jules take care and live life to the fullest girlfriend

rand(om) bites said...

I hope you don't delete yourself completely - either way, I will jkeep you on my RSS feed just in case you feel like writing anytime soon. Will miss you hon but definitely catch you on FB.

Tania said...

Have always admired so much of what you do Jules. Love your "tell it like it is" approach and have so enjoyed sharing in your life for so many years! I'll miss your blog, but with my lack of updates and comments over the past couple of months have to say I can understand your reasons as I struggle to find the time often too. Look forward to keeping tabs on you through facebook!

julaberry said...

Miss us yet? YES! Come back! :)

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OMG, haven't had the nasty internet for a while. So sorry your going, I lurked most of the time, but will really miss your genuiness.
Kym/Oz

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