Hello, again! I didn’t originally plan to take such a long break, but I did, and it felt really good. Ryan traveled a few weeks ago, and I’m always a little drained after he returns, so I took another week off from blogging, and then before I knew it, almost a month had passed.
To be completely honest, I’ve been feeling some blogger burnout lately, and it’s the first time it’s really hit me this hard. This space is my creative outlet, and while I’ve missed writing, I just haven’t felt like I have much to say lately. I’m still reading other blogs and visiting my daily sites, but I’ve felt sort of quiet recently, and I think that’s okay. Several other bloggers that I love and follow are going through similar situations at the moment, and it’s nice to know I’m not alone.
I’ve decided that I’m going to be patient with myself and only write when I feel like writing. I’m hoping that will be at least once a week, but it might be more, and it might be less. Since I’ve embraced the idea of ethical consumption, I’m obviously consuming less, and I’m most definitely burned out when it comes to writing about STUFF. So much of blogging is about STUFF these days, and it just gets to be a little too much sometimes. I think most of us are doing the best we can, but we can all get by with a little less, too, I think.
This year has been really interesting for me, and when my youngest son started kindergarten, I made big plans to open a store, which hasn’t happened. And then we seriously contemplated moving to another state, and I’m not certain that’s going to happen now, either. I’m not usually so flaky when it comes to making big decisions, but I’ve definitely waffled this year. I think that’s okay, too, and it’s fine to change your mind every now and again.
Whatever happens, I’m still here and I’m still around, just trying out a new and slower routine. Thank you for sticking with me!