As much as I want to be like the energetic, go-getter writers (and people) that I see on Twitter and in my community who seem to be able to do it all and never need a break, I’m just not. I take afternoon naps most days and have since I was a teenager. Writing one blog post mentally drains me and I can’t write again for a few days while I recharge. I go to bed early and sleep late, not because I’m lazy, but because my body really does need that much rest.
And as much as I want to have blog posts prepped and scheduled twice a week for the next month, the words haven’t materialized and I don’t have the energy, or the mental capacity, to push them out now.
That’s why I’m going on a short-term hiatus.
April will see me married to the love of my life, and moved into a new apartment in a new city. It will see me make final arrangements for the wedding, spend quality time with friends and family that are travelling for the celebration, and organizing and settling into a new routine. Sheesh, even the thought is exhausting!
But I’ve never been more excited, nor felt such a deep joy.
But in the same way that my body needs more rest than many others my age to function at its best, my mind also needs rest. And while writing this blog does invigorate my mind and is intensely satisfying, it takes a great deal of mental energy, and as I tire rather easily, I have to ration my energy appropriately.
And during my marriage celebration, I want to be fully present—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I want to be in every moment, in every conversation, and give the gift of my time and attention to everyone who is blessing me with theirs. I spent years dreaming about this wedding, and now that it’s here, I want to celebrate as best as I’m able.
But as my closest friends know, you can’t get rid of me that easily. I will still be on Twitter, available through the contact form here, and in the comments. I will still be taking requests for freelance writing projects, so please reach out to discuss your ideas with me through any of the above methods.
But until May, there will not be any new posts on the blog. But fear not! Simply because the blog will be on hiatus, does not mean that my mind is not spinning with new content for when I return. Already, I have multiple posts outlined that I cannot wait to finish and post for you all to read.
But for now, I will be taking a break so that I can fully embrace the new and wonderful changes in my life and cherish the people that I love.
Be well, be kind to yourselves and others, and keep reading! I will see you soon!