So, maybe some of you saw this coming. I know I should have...
I need a blog break. I'm not talking for long, and i'm not talking about checking out 100%. I just need to tell myself it's ok to make this place less of a priority for a while.
The truth is, i'm not inspired anymore. It takes me hours to come up with a post, and then when I do crank it out, it's absolute crap. I know you don't want to waste your time reading stuff I don't even like when i'm writing it. My voice has gotten lost.
That being said, i'm taking some steps back as well because my life is about to undergo some major changes. I am in full blown job application mode. Anyone who has ever tried to get a job in a school system knows this means a lot of hurry up and wait. And a LOT of emails, that basically end up going out as cold contacts. I'm also starting an intense (and final!) semester of classes that I want to give my all to. And, last but not least, my half marathon training is taking up more and more of my time.
The plain and simple truth is that my blog hasn't been my priority, and it's bringing me a lot of guilt for that reason. So, what's next?
I'm re-designing. It's kind of like in your home - new design, new feelings, new inspiration. Rearrange the furniture and it feels like a brand new place!
I'm no longer going to sell ads. I'm going to swap only so that I don't feel like i'm not living up to expectations on either end.
I'm going to blog when I want to blog. I'm not going to worry about 5x a week, always being a part of every link up. This isn't to say there's anything wrong with any of that - it just isn't for me right now. So i'm giving myself a break of a week or so, and then i'll be back - not every day, but i'll be here. And hopefully in a few weeks, i'll be back all the time. I'll still be reading and commenting, and i'll still be on Twitter and Instagram. I'm just not worrying about this piece of things, for now.
I so hope that you'll stick around. First and foremost this blog is a piece of myself, and I enjoy sharing that with you. But I want to want to be here, and I think you'll find that you prefer me that way too. I love this community so much, and I mean it when I say that this isn't goodbye, it's see you soon!