Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A blogging break
Exactly 40 days ago (the day before my 30th birthday), I traveled to GA to be with my twin sister who was in the hospital after suffering a fall. She was 7 months pregnant and the fall caused some complications and, at the time, I was very worried so I took a week off to be with her. Thankfully, she is doing well and baby is due in September, as expected. But during that week, I took a break from everything to care for her and her family. I stopped blogging and, much to my surprise, I was happier for it.
I never intended to quit blogging. You don't start a journey like this with the intention of quitting or giving up. And yet, the separation from this space has been easier than I expected. Somewhere along the way posting began feeling like a job. The more pressure I put on myself to perform, the less enjoyment I received from the process. I already have a career that I invest a lot of time into and it took a family emergency for me to realize I've been spreading myself too thin and excelling in very little.
I've hit pause on this space in order to find some clarity. Ideally, I'd like to keep to posting but only when it feels right and only when I have something exceptional to share. In the meantime, you can find me on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. And you can follow my Etsy faves here. As always, thank you for your kind words and support. Your readership has made these 4 1/2 years well worth it.
image: Kiko Mizuhara by Anders Edström for AnOther S/S 2012 (via here)
Category: my life