Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A blogging break

40 days. It was an accident, mind you, the 40 day break and by no means has it been a spiritual quest, just merely coincidental. I  happened to notice today that it has been 40 days since my last post and I realized that it's high time I explain myself.

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)

5 comments:

stacy di said...

It's been SO long since I've been to your blog...it's always been one of my favorites...and I TOTALLY understand the desire to stop blogging...it's why I left nonpareil a few years ago :) Best wishes to you! - stacy

Katie said...

I kept checking every day. Miss you. xoxo katie

Diana said...

I was just thinking of you and wondering if I should start checking my spam for blog posts. Whatever you do, I'll support. Enjoy your time off, Christina.

catie said...

make room for what matters most ♥

Jane Droll said...

so glad you and your sister are ok!

i think the blogging interest/enthusiasm has waned for many/most. kind of sad, but whaddya gonna do. most of us are spread too thin, or restless, or looking for the next thing. it is weird, but it is what it is. :)

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