Going on Hiatus Until Mid-January

Going On Hiatus

I love blogging and everything about it and since re-branding the blog back in September, I’ve met the most incredible and the most talented people I’ve ever hoped to encounter. Through the blog’s outreach, I’ve met two new critique partners, made several online besties, and have received so much positive encouragement for my writing that I don’t even know where to begin my list of gratitude.

So by no means am I going on hiatus because I’m tired of blogging. In fact, I have so many ideas for the blog in terms of bookish discussions, writerly posts and writing challenges that going on break was a very difficult decision to make. If I’m being completely honest, staying away until January 18th will probably be very difficult for me because it feels like such a very long time from now.

However, there are several reasons why I need to go on this break. I’d also like to emphasize the fact that the blog is not at fault by any means for why I don’t properly prioritize things in my life. Rather than try to find something to blame though, I’m going to simply embrace a new philosophy that I want to carry on into the New Year. It’s something my best friend lives by and it’s something that I believe will help me live a more fulfilled and loving life. That philosophy is “Practice Not Perfection”.

So over the next few weeks while A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly is on break, I’ll be practicing more of the following:

 

Family

I want to get back into the habit of doing more fun stuff; like going to the zoo, the aquarium, the park and making more trips to the library (because, of course, I’m raising two book dragons).

Fitness

Seeing that I don’t exercise right now at all (and I don’t think I can count running after my kids anymore because, frankly, it’s not enough) I am going to start small. The goal for right now? Spin 2-3 times a week and do some stretchies or aerial yoga on the other days to increase flexibility.

Writing

Draft 14 of DREAMWEAVER is ‘almost’ done. The thing about that previous statement is that I feel like I’ve been saying that for a while now. I’d really like to be done with this draft and have it sent off to my CPs so I can move into draft 15, then send that off to the next round of CPs and then hopefully move into a Beta round. I don’t expect to get to that point in three weeks at all but I do hope to have Draft 14 done! ^.^

Critiquing

I have five incredibly patient and lovely critique partners who are waiting on me. I need to get myself in gear for them and get that feedback out!

Gratitude

I know I am blessed. I have family, friends and a following that love me. I want to practice being grateful for these things and enjoy life. I want to stop worrying over the things I cannot control and  stop fretting over the things that I can control but it just didn’t go the way I wanted. I know gratitude for the many blessings in my life will help me let go of the silly things so I can focus on the good things.

So I’ll see you in three weeks. I’ll still be around all the usual social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I’ll see you there in the meantime and then be back here recharged and refreshed on January 18th!

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14 thoughts on “Going on Hiatus Until Mid-January

  1. Good for you, Nic! All that you say makes great sense, and all of the things you are planning to spend more time on are more than worthy causes.
    I take my hat off to you, following through on doing what you need/want to do.
    I’m planning on doing your award questions once my kids are not all around…I think maybe next week 🙂
    Good luck with your bullet points (hopefully, I’ll be able to see your pics when I go on the computer:-) )

    1. Thanks so much Annelisa! I hope to be able to report back in a few weeks that I have found a good balance and just learned how to enjoy life more overall!
      I look forward to reading your answers! Tag me on twitter, if you will, so I can be sure to see your answers, I don’t want to miss them!! ^.^

  2. I totally get what you mean- most people don’t realize how time-consuming blogging is, and though it’s an absolutely amazing community to be in and I love every day of it, everyone needs a break from it once in a while! Enjoy your break, and we’ll be here waiting for you! 😌

    1. Thank you so much Paige!! I totally is an amazing community and like Kat said in the earlier comments, sometimes we have to take breaks even from the things we like. I will see you in a few weeks! I’ll still be around though likely in the comments sections on other’s blogs, lol!

  3. It’s great that you are able to make the decision to step away from this blog and focus on the things that matter to you. You have such a beautiful family. You are blessed 🙂 Stay well and good luck with everything!

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