Monday, November 26, 2012

Of Breaks and Bits

You know when you're in a relationship that just isn't working for whatever reason, but because you're in the thick of it you can't see clearly enough to get why or get out?

That's what blogging became for me - it's not you, it's me. No, really - for whatever reason writing became more of a daily chore. More about reader numbers and meeting some invisible, entirely self-imposed expectations than losing myself in the writing and in the companionship, the original reasons I got into this here interwebs deal. Silly, isn't it? I don't know how I got there, but . . .

It has also grown, um, weird putting my personal life on the internet, particularly with more real-life friends - hi, real-life friends! - (yes, I have a few) (pinky swear) - reading here, a sort of one-sided TMI experiment that made for some awkward conversations.

I've hit this blogging speed bump before, and this too shall pass. I'll find a new path, a different way to enjoy writing. I do miss the writing, the picture taking, and - most importantly - you all.

Until then, however, backing away seems like the right answer, and I'm really enjoying the time it has freed up for me to re-focus on the little big things:

Thanksgiving 2012

After hosting Thanksgiving - for which I managed both to cook and not poison anyone (either accidentally or intentionally) - we're enthusiastically getting into the Christmas spirit. As soon as the turkey cools here at Pretty HQ, I'm unpacking ornaments and impatiently waiting until I can send out holiday cards:






Happy start to the holiday season, lovelies. I'll be here even if I'm not always here, drumming my fingers, wondering whether I can send those cards already . . .

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been missing you on The Twitter. Hoping the holiday season brings you and your Pretty family much joy. Take care and please, don't send those cards out pre-December. Unless you need to send one, ahem, internationally. ;-)

xo
Tippy

Sara said...

You will be missed, but I can so relate (seeing as I hardly post any more).

BTW, love the play tree! Can I be a copy cat and ask where you found it?

Lindsey said...

I totally get where you are coming from...I have barely been on twitter and my routine blogging has taken a massive nose dive,I'm sure things will all fall into place for you! xo

Lobster meets Peach said...

Your witty words will be missed. But everyone needs a break every once and a while:)

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Oh hun I know what you mean, I've had a long time love-hate with blogging/commenting/twittering. There just aren't enough hours in the day - and my "free" time is usually spend doing *fun* things like cleaning..

I'm glad you had a cooking success for the holiday!! That's my only goal every year - not to poison anyone! (Again, on purpose or not...)

Can I be a copy cat as well and ask where you got that awesome tree?

xoxo

Annie said...

I've missed your posts, but am glad to hear that things are going well with you!

Melissa said...

I will miss your posts! Have a great Christmas with that cute son of yours.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

i miss your posts, but we'll still chat :) enjoy your break. however long or short it may be love.

fauxionista.com said...

M, would you pinky swear that you'll return? In the meantime, you'll be missed and happy holidays! :)

Samma said...

I totally understand. I get overwhelmed by social media a lot. You will be missed, but I am fully confident your return will be with a renewed energy! xoxox

Shannon Sentences said...

Always love reading your posts, but the holidays are also a great time for a break and a re-focus, so enjoy!

Also, where did you get that great plush Christmas tree your son is playing with in those pictures? My son would LOVE that! Thanks!

Worthington said...

Look at that beautiful, cheery rosy face! AWWW

XO
Whit/@Worthystyle

Carly Anne said...

I can relate - though I haven't had the good sense yet to take a break. Enjoy your time off and I'll be thinking of you.

Desiree Lynn said...

I think a lot of us get it. I took a small break myself. Everything in my life felt overwhelming and the last thing I wanted to do was blog about it. Enjoy Christmas with your cuties!

McKay Balog said...

I'd love to know where you got the tree too!

Sarah said...

I have missed/will miss you. I can tell you, I appreciate when bloggers admit they need a break vs. just recycling content or posting thoughtless words. Cheers to you for taking the time you need, and know there are many anticipating your triumphant return!

The Preppy Princess said...

No way do I not miss you already, but I also understand firsthand where you are in terms of choices about time management. I am down to 2 or 3 posts per week (max) because of time issues and also because I don't want to force posts. Let's face it, for both of us we're on the 3rd or 4th or even 5th year of something, that's a long time.

You have the *very best* of reasons to spend more time away from the interwebs, experiencing moments and memories you can't get back.

Hugs and smile at you, I just know I'll be stalking you somewhere online. :)
tp

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for a different kind of girl said...

I haven't written anything in so long...because I have no idea what I want to say. I want to tell you, though, that breaks are fine, and while I've been reading but not commenting (what to write, what to write, all over the internet!), and are more important than putting life out there. The best parts of life (to which I say, that is one handsome young man you've got there!) are right in front of us and most of the time, it's not worth it to stop and write about.

I hope you enjoy your Christmas with your family!

ms. mindless said...

Was thinking about your blog today and hoping that you are having a happy Christmas season with your family!

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