Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Time out

I've been waffling around this decision for a few months now, which is probably pretty telling.

I think it is time to take a bit of a break.

Too many things are making writing feel unfamiliar right now. It feels like my fingers and thoughts are slower, my words emptier, my mind more blank. I feel disconnected, less confident about my words. I have little time to write, which makes what used to be a joy feel like a burden. I feel like I'm only participating in the blogging community half-heartedly due to my overflowing schedule.

It just doesn't fit right now.

It's hard to post this, though. It feels a little like giving up. Still, I hope by giving myself the needed space away, things will start flowing again. If they don't, well, I'll deal with that when the time comes.

I'm still around, though. You can always reach me by email, and I'm hoping to keep on posting on my weekly spot at Umm... Now What. However, I am looking for a few (or more) good guest posters for that site as well, so please be in touch if you are interested!

See you around :)

29 comments:

Mandy said...

I will miss your posts but completely understand the need for a break. Sometimes as bloggers we just need to walk away either for a break or all together. Best of luck Princess!

Lauren said...

I understand, I've been thinking about doing it as well. But I'll miss your posts, so do come back. :)

All Mod Cons said...

Bummer. Ya'll come back though, ya hear!

EP said...

I completely understand what you're going through. Take a break. Enjoy the time away from the computer. I'll miss your posts here, though.

sonrie said...

Enjoy your break, and if so called to post again, I will gladly read what you have to say.

LiLu said...

Miss you, dear! See ya when you get back :-)

Tough Girl 101 said...

Oh! Me me! I'm interested. I really will miss your posts though. But we all need a break once in awhile right?

Deutlich said...

My "time out" went remarkably well. Re-markably.

I'll miss your iFace!

Maxie said...

you'll be missed!

miss. chief said...

aw, nuts.
it's understandable though. sometimes you just have to focus on the bigger things, and not spread yourself too thin.

Katelin said...

aw i'll miss your posts and stories. but yes come back someday! :)

Andhari said...

It's understandable, I too feel blogging can be overwhelming a lot. COme back soon and enjoy your break :)

Bayjb said...

Aww i'll miss reading your posts, but I understand a break is necessary sometimes. I'll be watching to see when you do. Miss you!

lspoon said...

I feel you. Trust me though, the urge comes back :)

Meghan said...

Take your time, do your thing, enjoy the break and we'll be here when and if you decide to come back :)

poodlegoose said...

I read your post about the guy yelling at you, and I clicked on it to post a comment, and I freaked out because it said that your blog didn't exist. But then I come over here to read your "take a break" post, and yeah. I guess I can understand ;)

But for real though, we all get it. we've been through dry spells and times we can't post. I've been thinking about it myself for quite some time, but I've been so noncommittal that I can't even do that. Anyway, I hope that things go well & that you find what you want.

PS: that guy sounded like a real asshole.

Larissa said...

I hope your break will be a good one for you!

brookem said...

i understand, lady. you have to do what feels right.
you'll be missed though, for sure. keep in touch!

closetsareforclothes said...

i'll miss you, but i'm so glad we have facebook <3

i hope things calm down soon!

Mrs4444 said...

I'm happy for you; this just shows that you are a healthy person. Good for you.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Typical. I can't read your blog for moths because I have no internet connection in rural France, and then I get this. I'll guess I'll have to hit the archives.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

When i say 'moths' of course I mean months. I haven't been off line because I have been held hostage by Basque Moths.

Essentially Me said...

This happens to the best of us. Don't feel guilty about it. The words will come back to you.

Ant said...

Yep, my break is still on-going but will hopefully come to an end soon.

I think the writing drive is strong enough here for it not to be the end.

Stay in touch.

Angela said...

See you around, babe.

Yoda said...

Hope you're having a good break. I'm on one too :-)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Aw man. I miss your posts.

Lora said...

I totally understand. I've been trying to take a break too, but then I realize that no one is listening to what I have to say out in the real world so I always come back!

Enjoy your time away!

vinomom said...

Bummer, I just found you.