I have received the occasional comment or email asking why I am not posting much on MrSikhNet (like the good ‘ol days). I love posting and sharing things through MrSikhNet.com so it is definitely not from a lack of interest. It is however a hobby that takes a significant amount of time!
Over the past year I have had more demands on my time as a parent (with two kids now!) and work at SikhNet. The amount of time I spend on the computer has taken a toll on my body and I am constantly doing my best to take care of my body yet do this work.
Lately my wrists have been hurting a lot and are very inflamed due to too much time on the computer. In recent years my body has been able to recover from minor occurrences of wrist pain/inflammation by taking the weekend off the computer, and by Monday things are better. However sometimes my wrists don’t "bounce back" and the inflammation is more acute. That’s where I’m at right now. This is nothing new since I have had to deal with this type of thing since the early SikhNet days, but right now it is one of the times where things are hanging around. I was overly ambitious that my roughly three week vacation would have done the job, but it appears to be something that is more rooted and just resting isn’t going to do the job.
Anyways, I’m not posting this to get attention, but just to let you know why I haven’t been able to post much on MrSikhNet.com. This weekend I had some great thoughts that I wanted to write about, but couldn’t go on the computer. I was trying to think of other ways to do it, like using voice recognition, but I would still need to edit heavily since it doesn’t just flow continuously for me.
In the mean time I’m getting various treatments to help heal my wrists and doing my best to still cover the work at SikhNet without hurting my wrists too much. I think it’s just God’s way of telling me to get more help at SikhNet and not try to do everything. I can’t help it sometimes because there is so much need and feel the responsibility that has been placed with me. I definitely can use some help! However, hired help requires regular funding, and volunteer help requires committed people who are willing and actually follow through with, spend time on projects on a regular basis.
Anyways, with prayers and Guru’s blessing all that is needed will come forth and I’ll find the balance in my life and body so that I can do all that I am supposed to do.