Hiatus.

On hiatus-little misadventures blog

Lately, I have found it a real struggle to get my thoughts down on paper; not just with blogging, but with anything. My assignments are suffering because I always think of a rad blog topic, and my blog is suffering because I’m too stressed about my assignments to give it the love that it deserves. It’s a vicious cycle.

I’ve been blogging the last four years of my life, but something just feels different. I don’t know if the time has come to move on from blogging or if I’m just in a creative slump. I’ve just reached a point where I don’t want to write anymore. Never did I ever think that I would be saying that, but it’s true. This space made me feel happy, but now it only brings about stress and kicks my ‘natural filter’ into overdrive.

I just need to take a step back and focus on my assignments for the next month or so. I have a tonne of them coming up and they are not the type of assignments that you can just finish the night before the due date. I moved to Auckland for a change and to really experience a new place, but I just feel like I’m living through a screen. I write my college notes on my laptop, I write my assignments on my laptop, I blog from my laptop, and I watch TV episodes through my laptop. Sure, I do get out of the house and frolic about, but it still feels like I’m spending far too much time on this thing.

I just need a break.

I honestly don’t know when (if ever) I’ll be coming back to this space, but I know that this is the right thing for me to do. You know the feeling of having a weight disappear from your shoulders? I’m getting that feeling right now. I need to take a step back and stop thinking about what would make a good blog post and what pictures I should be taking. I need to stop beating myself up over not replying to comments or being slow to reply to emails.

I just need to be me and not ‘the girl with a blog’ for a little while.

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25 thoughts on “Hiatus.

  1. I went through the same thing last year where I barely posted for three. months. Just had no more motivation to write. Eventually it came back. Hope you find that motivation again, but a break is good.

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  2. I hear you Kendel, I did the same and my hiatus became permanent. If your motivation isn’t there then it simply isn’t there. Not your failing or fault mate, you have enough life on your plate right now, hang it up and leave it until such a time, if ever returns.
    We’ll miss you of course 😥

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  3. I can see how it may be really difficult for you when you are doing everything else in your life on your laptop and have a lot of work, and it’s totally okay to take a step back from the blogging world – it can be hard when you don’t have anything to write about anymore, or in general just don’t want to write at all. Blogging can become a chore and it isn’t a pleasant feeling when that happens.

    I know the feeling all too well from my last blog and I do hate that I gave it up because I felt I had such a community of friends over there, but I had nothing more to say anymore. I felt like it became a place full of negative energy and forced posts in the end that I didn’t want to write.

    Making a new one is a way to try and get me back into it, jot down my life and maybe make new blogging friends, but I know I will never enjoy it like I used to. The break from here may really help you out – hopefully one day you will find that blogging energy again and it will all come naturally 🙂

    Good luck with all your work too!

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    1. Blogging is definitely feeling like a chore! I love blogging, I do, but I just don’t have the motivation for everything that goes with it. Ugh. I suck. Haha. I don’t think I’ll give it up entirely, but I do need a bit of a break. This place is just too overwhelming at the moment >.< There are definitely a lot of amazing people in the blogosphere, so I don't think I could walk away indefinitely.

      Thank you petal! I'll still be following your blog 🙂

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  4. Ah hun, I know the feeling all too well, I really hope you find that motivation again, a break from here sounds about right if that’s how you feel at the moment. Who knows, you may find that blogging energy again or you may not. But it is important to follow your bliss. Good luck for the future and it will be well. Mwah. xx

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  5. I just finally got out of my blogging slump. It lasted about 3 months. Sometimes you really do need to step back and focus on what’s going on in your life. When or if you return I bet you’ll be filled with new inspiration and direction for your blog. Good luck with school!

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  6. we definitely hope to see you again, but definitely do what makes you happy – blogging should be fun, and not add to the stress. We sure will miss you and this space!

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      1. Lol yeah. I have to admit, I deleted the WordPress app off of my phone, and then I almost completely forgot about WordPress. But I pull it up on my computer every once in a while just to read & catch up 🙂

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  7. Hi sweets! I totally know what you’re going through. I actually came on WP so I could hopefully get a bit of inspiration. Life is funny and hectic and sometimes just downright exhausting. You moved to Auckland so you should enjoy Auckland living! Well, after you finished all those assignments of course 😉 I hope taking a break will rejuvenate you or put you on another path to helping you find something you truly love!
    I am currently working on another project that motivates me to have fun and maybe even help remind others to do so as well! I’m not going to blog about it or anything until I have the project up and running so we’ll see.
    Take care of yourself and go enjoy whatever you have going on in the moment! Take care and hope to hear more from you in the near future 🙂

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