This morning when I woke up, my eyes felt tired despite a full night of sleep. My bones and my soul felt heavy with exhaustion. I knew I needed a break.
So, I’m taking a week off from blogging.
For a long time, I had all of my blog posts written weeks in advance, which freed up real-time to read and comment on the blogs I follow, as well as reply to comments on my own blog. My schedule with the new job and commute has really foiled this, which means that for the past few months I’ve essentially been blogging on-the-fly with most posts.
Lately, though, I have barely kept my head above water between work, my super long commute, ramping up training for my next race, blogging, cooking, and cleaning. And that’s not even counting spending time with family, reading books, doing creative writing, playing video games, or this little thing called sleeping!
I need a week to get my feet under me, recharge my battery, and set myself up for success by getting a lot of writing done so that I can be back to having things scheduled out weeks in advance.
So, starting today, I am taking a week off from blogging. My first post back will be published on the 3rd of April. Until then, I’ll be checking in with WordPress periodically to read your blogs and reply to any stray comments that may come in.
I’ve got to say, in addition to getting my head above water with scheduling, my writing soul really needs the battery recharge. I am feeling oh so weary right now. If it weren’t for an impending race on April 29th, I’d also take a week off of running, because I feel so run down, no pun intended.
Come April 3rd, I’ll be refreshed and recharged. Until then, I need a week to take care of myself and catch up.
Thank you all for understanding.
Until next time,