Taking a Break, Recovering My Life

I need a break from all the things, but since I can’t take a break from all the things, I’m taking a break from some of the things–the things over which I actually have some control.  My blog is one of those things.

As much as I look forward to sharing a little beauty, writing posts, and interacting with other bloggers, and as much as I need blogging to balance out some of the weekly madness, I realize just how much even this thing I enjoy has not been “as enjoyable” because my words are trapped in grief and [mental] exhaustion. [And] I’m fighting to find the time and energy when I  need to “sit still” and “just be” whenever I can for the next few days.

My hiatus will be brief, so please bear with me. I’ll be back with beauty and light in a week or two.

If you’d like to read a blog post with useful content, check out my Brittany’s post, “Decluttering Your Schedule, Overcoming Overwhelmed.”

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out […]? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” –Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

19 thoughts on “Taking a Break, Recovering My Life

  1. hollythreesixfive says:

    I’m sorry you are feeling overwhelmed!! But you NEED this time. The blog should be a fun release, not an obligation!! You come back to it when you really can and not before.

    You are so lovely to even post this… I just don’t blog for weeks on end, then realize what I’ve done and jump back in as i can, full of guilt! We can’t do everything, all the time. Especially not during a period of grief. Your soul needs to recuperate so it can blossom again, just like a tree or flower.


  2. franhunne4u says:

    This blog is a fun blog – and it should be fun for you writing it foremost, or there would not be much fun in this blog to read, either. So yes, I echo all the others, first think yourself, your family, yourself, your students, yourself … you get my drift. That is not egoistical – it is necessary. We only have fun here if you have fun doing this. If it s not fun, stop it. Do not see your blog as a chore. You do not HAVE to write here. And sometimes time demands for other priorities. Particularly for a mother and family woman as you are.

    Hugs. A prayer for you to feel better. And – get a daylight lamp … because you sound as if the oncoming fall depresses you.

    We are waiting here patiently – I have you in my reader and when you post again, you will show up again.


  3. Elle Arra says:

    Take the time your soul requires, we will be here when you get back. Your light is precious and you need to guard it. Besides, a field lain fallow for a time produces a richer crop, there is beauty even in nothingness. xoxo

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