Thursday, December 29, 2016

January Hiatus Notice



The title maaaay have given it away. But just in case…


I’m going on hiatus.


After much hemming and hawing, I finally decided to give in and allow myself a break. (Yes, I have to force myself to rest, it’s a problem.) You see, I’ve been blogging every. single. week. for the past 4 years. My 2013 New Year’s goal was to write a post weekly and…I just stuck with it. I’ve literally never missed a week. So, on the one hand, my OCD self wants to see how long I can keep this up. But my exhausted brain is all NO STAHP. I think, for once, I’m gonna listen to common sense. I don’t think the world will explode if I miss a few weeks…?


As I mentioned in my Christmas post, the last three months have been very stressful, tiring ones. And December wasn’t quite as restful as I would have liked. In light of this, I’ve finally decided to take a January blogging hiatus. I may only miss the first couple of weeks of January. But in all likelihood, I’ll probably just allow myself the whole month to recuperate. I’m also possibly going out of town some in January, so I think it’ll be a good time for a break.


These last few months have drained me quite a bit. I kept trying to just go, go, go and ignore it, but it seems to have caught up with me. I think it’ll be good for me both physically and mentally to step away for a while and try to recover. Which means I may also be a little absent not only on my blog, but other blogs and emails and whatnot as well. Or I may be even more active on them, because my attempts at breaks never go as planned. >.> But either way, my blog will be resting.


BUT DO NOT WORRY. I shall absolutely be back by February at the latest. Blogging and chatting with you guys is one of my greatest joys in life. It’s just after 4 straight years of consistent blogging and some extremely stressful past months, my brain needs a little vacation.


I appreciate each and every one of you so very, very much. I hope you have an explosively fun New Year’s (get it, get it? because fireworks???), and I’m praying you will all have the absolute best 2017.


I’ll see you in the new year! Love you guys! <3

29 comments:

  1. We'll miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!! But you deserve it! *already looking forward to February*

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    1. I'll miss you guys, too! *tackles* Thank you, Hannah! <3

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  2. No shame in taking a hiatus! I've had the same mentality but I found myself benefited when I took a break last year, so that's why I'm doing it again this year. Happy 2017!

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I needed that reminder. I think it will be good.

      Happy 2017 to you too! <3

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  3. I pray that your break is a real blessing and you can recuperate wonderfully. <3 You deserve a good break. :)

    But I'll definitely be looking forward to your return!

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    1. Awwww, that's so sweet of you, Jane. Thank you!

      I'll see you in February! I hope your New Year's is amazing. <3

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  4. We'll miss you, Christine! My, but it seems EVERYONE is going on hiatus for January!! I'll be lonely without you guys... :(

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    1. I'll miss you, too! I shall return though!

      I'm noticing that, too! I think 2016 was just a tiring year for everyone and we're all burned out. I don't know. Maybe 2017 will be better!

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  5. Good for you! Taking a break is not wrong when you've been going for so long at a stretch without one. You end up getting more done in the long run because you weren't working on half your brainpower.

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    1. My exact reasoning! You put it perfectly into words. If you're just scraping and scraping at the bottom of the creative barrel, not only are you not producing much, but you're not producing anything very good. I need to refill it so I can easily dip into it. *nods*

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    2. Yes! Because, unless you're doing NaNo, quality does matter more than quantity. It can be hard to look at it that way, because being writers we often have so little to show for all our hours being antisocial, but a thousand good words in a day tend to be better, and *usually* less draining than ten thousand slapped out without thought.

      Merry Christmas (yes I can still say that, it's not Epiphany yet) and Happy New Year!

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  6. You SO deserve a break, oh my goodness. Every week for FOUR years? *collapses at the very thought* I haven't even HAD a blog that long and I feel like I'm constantly going "GUYS I'M EXHAUSTED I NEED A BREAK" and hiatusing. (That's totally a word, I promise. *coughcough*)

    "Yes, I have to /force/ myself to rest, it’s a problem." <-- THIS IS LITERALLY ME. -_- And even when I force myself to rest, I usually don't even listen to myself. It's bad. :P

    Anyways, I SO hope you enjoy this break and get to relax and recuperate!! You so deserve it!!! ^_^ *huggles* And of course I'll look forward to the epic return of your blogging. ;) Till then, have a fantastic hiatus! <333 AND HAPPY NEW YEARRRRRR!!!! :D

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    1. D'awwww, thank you, Celti! And hey, there is NOTHING wrong with hiatusing (yep, totally a word, I love it!). I probably should have taken a break every now and then. My perfectionist side gets way too in the way of my mental health. >.>

      YESSS. I'm the same. I set out to take this long, wonderful break and then just...don't. Or squander it away or...something! It should not be this hard to rest! Sheesh.

      Thank you so much, my dear Celti. I don't know what I'd do without you! *huggles*

      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOOOO!!!!! EEEEEEEEE! I can't believe we're almost there!

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  7. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and restful hiatus! :) And have fun out of town!

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. Thanks so much, Ellie! I hope you have an amazing New Year's as well! <3

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  8. I totally get ya! I'm going on hiatus in February. :)

    Hope you have a restful January and wonderful New Year! Enjoy your trip! <3

    ~Liv
    oliviakfisher.blogspot.com

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    1. Breaks are wonderful things! It seems like everyone is taking a break right now. I guess 2016 wore us out. XD

      Thanks so much, sweet girl! Happy New Year's to you!!! <3

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  9. I can understand the need for a break, but at the same time I know I'll miss your posts.
    Enjoy your rest, and Happy New Year!

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    1. Well, that is just the sweetest thing. Thank you, Blue! I hope you have an amazing New Year's! <3

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  10. Girl, you DEFINITELY deserve that hiatus! After such a crazy year (including a crazy Nano that extended into December, and then the busy holiday season on top of that), it's no wonder you're tired. Enjoy the break! Stay entirely out of the blogosphere if you need to. Unplug. Rest. Fill yourself with good books and good people. *hugs* I'll miss your Musings, but you AND the blog will return better than before!

    Happy New Year! Gracious, what devoured 2016?

    (And I have to agree with Celti: four years of nonstop, consistent blogging is incredible. o.o Kudos to you!)

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    1. D'awww, thanks, Tracey! It HAS been a quite a year. o.o It'll certainly be nice to take a breath for a bit. Although I feel like I have no right to say I've been busy compared the craziness of your life! You're so amazing keeping up with things.

      What DID eat 2016?? It's just craziness! Can you believe it's already 2017????? But a very HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOOUUU!!!!!!!! *glomps*

      (Oh goodness, thank you! A lot of those posts are just nonsensical...nonsense (I'm so eloquent) because I couldn't think of anything to post that week. XD)

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  11. Happy New Year, dear Lauri!! YOU ARE AMAZING. And you deserve a bit of rest. I was finally able to catch up on some of my favorite blogs and (OF COURSE) yours is pretty much at the top. I love your posts and look forward to your fresh start come February (or sooner!). Blessings to you this 2017! Enjoy your hiatus, m'dear! Can't wait to hear what's happening in your life and stories!!

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    1. SARAAAH. *tackle glomps* HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!!!

      D'awww, you are just the sweetest! I adore your blog, too. <3

      I do hope you have an amazing 2017, sweet girl!

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  12. Enjoy your break!! You shall be greatly missed!

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    1. Awww, thanks, Kiri! <3 It's really great not having to worry about blogging, but I know I'm gonna miss it and be happy to return come February!

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  13. Hope your break is going well! :D

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    1. It is! I'm out of town with my best friend right now and having a lovely time. So I think by February I'll be all refueled and ready to jump back into everything. Thanks, girl! <3

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  14. I hope you're having a lovely break! Can't wait for you be back. =)

    Micaiah
    http://www.notebooksandnovels.com

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    1. AGH. That is the sweetest thing! My break has been so refreshing, but I DO miss blogging. I will probably be back very soon! ^_^

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