I had in mind to get my Nurturing Thursday post up bright and early this morning because I’d been posting them later than usual this summer, and I felt like I had been slacking and ought to do better. But as it turned out, I couldn’t use the computer early in the day because of massive (and somewhat buggy) Windows updates yesterday, which caused a backup to fail last night. My husband started the backup again this morning, and it had to run for a long time.

That turned out to be serendipitous, though. I started thinking about the value of a relaxed attitude toward time as part of self-nurturing, and that ended up becoming today’s post. I asked myself, what’s the big deal anyway about posting blog entries on a schedule? A blog is supposed to be fun, not work. It shouldn’t feel like looking at the clock and filling in project codes on a timesheet.

Shiny brass analog clock.

So, my self-nurturing resolution for this week is to just let my blog posts flow naturally while having fun writing them, and banish all thoughts of slacking!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. I think that’s a fine plan, Meg! I’m certainly trying to ‘go with the flow’ as we’re in the middle of packing to move house…

  2. How much I love this post. For me blog is a hobby and I love doing it. But… I donot want to stress myself for this. Either it should be natural or it has to wait 😀

  3. It should always come naturally, Meg! There is nothing nurturing or fun about putting unnecessary stress upon anything that is deemed fun and uplifting. There is no deadline or “being late” with Nurturing Thursday — it is just a day I began as a feature. I’ve let much go in my daily posting while I recuperate my heart, mind and spirit. One day I hope to resume my regular daily postings — but in the meantime, I keep two features so I can keep my fingers and mind in motion … instead of oblivion.

  4. Yes, don’t let it stress you out! I will read it whether it is morning or night 🙂

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