Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gimme a Break. Please?

After a wonderful weekend, I came to the realization I am spending more time and energy cultivating and maintaining online presence than I am on the rest of my life.

I'm not so good with balance (Hi, I'm the girl who eats entire sleeves of Candy Cane Joe Joes. Have we met?), and I need to take some time to examine my passions and motivations. I need to take some time to clean my house without thinking about my blog. I need to take some time to breathe and be. I need to do yoga, drink tea, pray, and go outside.

So, I'm signing off for a while. How long? A week? Two weeks? A month? Not forever, but just a little retreat from the internet.

Please don't forget about me, okay?

30 comments:

  1. You are entitled to a break, love, so don't feel badly about your decision! My own blog & internet life has been getting the best of me lately, too. You will be missed, but definitely take this time to recoup.

    <3

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  2. I totally get it. And totally support you.

    :)

    I always feel strangely refreshed when I see bloggers do something like this. It helps me put things into perspective, too. It's easy to get wrapped up in the whole blog thing when there are so many outlets now.

    Hope you enjoy your time away - and best of luck, my dear.

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  3. Good move miss! =)
    I'll look forward to your triumphant return. I wish you many hubby cuddles & books read in the interim.

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  4. I am so with you on this. Oops, can we say that I'm a little obsessed about this thing called the internet. You've inspired me. I just wrote a post yesterday that I needed to take a break to get all my work done. Look what I'm doing: reading blog.

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  5. I think most of us get to a place where we need need to pull back a little and just go be...

    Best wishes!

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  6. Hope you enjoy your time off and gain all the perspective you want/need about where blogging and the internet fit in with the rest of your "real world" life. We'll miss you!

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  7. I totally get it - hence my own step back too. Take all the time you need. We'll be here! x

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  8. Been there, done that - I totally understand the pull to live fully in 3D sometimes. Take your time; we'll miss you but will welcome you back with open arms when you return! :)

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  9. I've only been reading you for a couple of weeks but I will still be here when you get back.

    Take care.

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  10. What is this "outside" you speak of?

    I hope this break is fruitful for you!

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  11. I was just thinking the same thing! Let me know how it goes. :)

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  12. (And, by that, I meant that I needed to take a break. Not that I thought YOU should.)

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  13. I could never forget about you (even though you rarely visit me anymore, lol.. just kidding!)

    I hope you have a great break - enjoy your time away from the internet!!

    PS - i foyu do come back sometime soon stop by my blog, Im having a giveaway that you'll love!!

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  14. i love taking breaks. especially when i can realize on my own that i should probably return to my "in real life" life, rather than having my IRL life tell me i'm sucking at it.

    can't wait for you to return!

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  15. I soooooooo feel you.

    I need a life coach to help me w/ balance. Not even kidding.

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  16. I know excatlly how you feel. Right now I'm trying to get all my work life in order which is cutting into my blogging time dramatically. One day I will have it all balanced out.

    I'll miss you while you are gone so please hurry back!

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  17. I totally understand! At first it was weird for me not reading and writing blogs every day, but now I feel much happier and less pressured to "keep up" with the online world. And amazingly, the blogosphere is able to exist without me here 24/7--whoda thunk! Enjoy your break!!

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  18. yoga, drink tea, pray and go outside?
    brilliant, honeypie.
    enjoy it =)

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  19. Enjoy your break and I will still see you on twitter :)

    if ONLY... I were going to see you in Vegas............ ;)

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  20. i hope this means that you will still be present in Twitterland?

    either way, enjoy your bloggy break and soak up some sun.

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  21. Love your blog! Take as much time as you need. Hopefully you'll be back soon.

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  22. Good for you for doing what you need to do.

    I could NEVER forget about you!!

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  23. Well I hope everything works out for you really soon because I just found your blog and love it!

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  24. We all understand where you're coming from. Really. You're entitled to take a break and breathe for a little bit. We'll be around whenever you decide you want to come back. *hugs*

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  25. We all understand where you're coming from. Really. You're entitled to take a break and breathe for a little bit. We'll be around whenever you decide you want to come back. *hugs*

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  26. Well I hope everything works out for you really soon because I just found your blog and love it!

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  27. I totally get it - hence my own step back too. Take all the time you need. We'll be here! x

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  28. I could never forget about you (even though you rarely visit me anymore, lol.. just kidding!)

    I hope you have a great break - enjoy your time away from the internet!!

    PS - i foyu do come back sometime soon stop by my blog, Im having a giveaway that you'll love!!

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