I Must Confess…I Think I’m Done, For Now…
Hi guys, just a short and to the point confession this week, for a change!
You may have noticed I haven’t been around much on the blog lately. Real life has gotten in the way and will do so for some time to come, while I have also felt ‘blocked‘ in what I felt I could blog about – not a very productive combination at all.
So I confess that this will be my last I Must Confess post for now. The linkup has never been all that successful and it has run it’s course for me. I may bring it back in future but for now, I’m done.
It’s also time for me to take a little step back from blogging. This is not a decision I take lightly, it’s been on my mind for some time now. I’m not planning on giving up altogether but I need to have a break for now. I need to embrace and live a real life again rather than focusing on analyzing it and recording it.
I need to be more present for my kids, for my husband and for myself. I confess I have been spending too much time blogging and doing the rounds of social media and commenting and linking up. Time that I should be spending being more kind to myself and my family.
Life is for living, after all.
Blogging is my hobby and I still enjoy it but I’ve felt the weight of expectation and obligation more often than not of late. And that’s not how a hobby should make you feel. It’s all self-imposed stress, of course, but that doesn’t make it any less real or heavy.
So it’s farewell for now but not goodbye. I’ll still need some outlet for my musings as well as somewhere to over-share from time to time but I hope it will be a slower, more meaningful pace of blogging. Once I’ve had a rest and dealt with everything going on in my real life…
I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has ever linked up, shared or commented on any of my posts. You are the reason this is not the end. This blogging community is strong and supportive and generous. I am proud to be a member of it.
So tell me, have you considered a blogging break? If so, did you follow through? And, most importantly, did you return?