Best of evenings to you, blends! I have some news for you tonight, and it’s a bit of a mixed bag…
After giving it serious time and consideration, I have decided to take a hiatus from Sarcasm for the month of October. You’ll still be able to find me on Twitter (@girl_emerging) and Instagram (@annekendall), but I won’t be around these parts again until November One.
Everything is okay, I promise. There is just a lot going on in my life right now, particularly with regard to my schoolwork and my internship. Blogging has begun to feel more like a burden than a pleasure, and that is something I want to nip in the bud right away. For nearly two years now, I have absolutely L.O.V.E.D. blogging and sharing my life, my fitness and weight-loss journey, my anecdotes and shameless photos, and my healthy-living saga. I used to feel that I had nothing but time, and yet serious writer’s block; these days, time is a valuable commodity and I have so much I want to write about. I don’t want blogging or this little niche in the blogosphere to become something I feel obligated to do as opposed to something I genuinely look forward to doing.
That being said, this month off is exactly what I need. This decision wasn’t made lightly, but several critical factors played a major part. First, I’ve grown weary of beginning every post with some variation of “Sorry it’s been so long, but…” and playing catch-up. I have always aspired to be an avid daily blogger, but I’m not getting any closer to that goal by blogging in a way that feels forced. Second, I am experiencing more stress at this juncture in my grad school career than I have in the past two years. I know where my priorities lie, and I am committed to being the best counselor-in-training I can be. Which leads me to point numero tres: me-time. Mental health and well-being requires that I know myself well enough to know when I need to cut back on the things that are not truly vital. I hate to admit that blogging is not one of those things, but just for the next 30 days or so, it needs to take a back-burner while I get through the busiest part of the semester.
I do still plan to take part in my October self-challenge, Strength and Selfies. I must admit that recently I’ve only been interested in cardio and today I skipped the gym altogether… but a future-forward effort will be made nonetheless! I anticipate having lots to share with you when I’m back!
Thanks in advance for understanding! Catch me on social media, otherwise I’ll see ya next month! 😉
P.S. I’ll miss the first anniversary of the new site while I’m “away,” so here’s a premature HAPPY BIRTHDAY(!!) to Sarcasm with a Side of Veggies!