On Taking A Little Time Off Blogging
6 months into the year and a whole 45 blog posts later, here we are. For some reason, I didn’t expect to be so conflicted by this next step. It’s something I’ve pondered on and known was coming for some time now; a decision completely within my control that can be altered with a slight change in conviction.
Even now as I type this, I’m tiptoeing and dancing around the idea of taking it all back. Choosing to do the very opposite wouldn’t be too late. I did however mean what I said in our little catch-up post last week and will be taking a break from blogging. Perhaps, this PSA may be a little dramatic as I’ll be back in a few short weeks, but I didn’t want you wondering where I’ll be.
It will definitely be weird not to share my thoughts with you twice each week in the next couple of days, but a part of me knows that this is necessary.
A different part of me is ambitious and wants to keep the streak going! I mean, I went from feeling sorry for ghosting you every few months to showing my face on here rigorously on a fixed schedule. One of my goals for the year was to blog more and often. Needless to say, 2021 me would be so proud!
Really, it will be strange not to share my complex thought about what’s been on my mind every Thursday. The fact that I won’t be editing new photos each week will be very odd. Putting a hold on compiling my list of Bitesize Wonders at the end of each week will be unusual too. Although, I’m sure I won’t be able to help myself and will do it for my eyes only in the upcoming weeks.
I love sharing my experience with you in this corner of the internet I’m glad to call mine. Ever since I put out the very first post years ago, I’ve never really imagined a reality where I didn’t do this. There’s not much that brings me more joy than filling in blank pages with clumsy emotions and careful thoughts. It’s something I came to appreciate even long before I used the wide web as my outlet. I guess to me words have always mattered. They still do.
It’s for this exact reason I feel the need to take a break.
I never want to just write for the sake of writing. I never want to throw words at the wall and hope they stick like chewed up gum.
I feel burnt-out lately, in a way that goes beyond blogging too. It’s a ‘my-entire-life’ thing and whenever I feel this way, I take it as a sign to say time out.
It’s time I recharge, reassess and reset. There’s a need I feel – a deep one – to reconnect with myself. In the end, we all have to face ourselves, so that’s what I’ll be doing with the time off…
I also intend to switch things up a little on here while I won’t be creating new content. I feel the blog is due a makeover. What do you think about that idea?
Things may look a little different as you come and go but I’m glad we can go through this transition together.
I may be gone for a little while but don’t worry, there’s so much to read around here! If you’re not sure where to start, you can start from this one where I outlined some of the blog posts I’ve enjoyed writing the most. So, grab a cup, fill it with your favourite, and get to exploring!
As for me…? I’ll see you soon!
Your restless romantic roamer