Saturday, February 25, 2012
Saturday Discussions: Blogger Breaks
But then I turned around from the screen. I looked at the number of books I'd acquired, all the tough due dates I'd put myself under and something sort of just broke inside me. I love writing and reading. It helps me escape. But I'd escaped out of my own life so much that I wasn't really living it anymore and the people I love had noticed.
Suddenly, the four or five hours a day I'd put into blogging seemed like way too much (because it was). Unfortunately for me, I still haven't found a great balance for all this. Right now, I find I really don't want to blog or read because I'm blaming it for something that I did. But blogging and reading are things that I love and things that I plan on sticking with. Just in moderation.
I've come to realize that taking a week off can be the only way to really let yourself wind down. This is not a job, it's supposed to be fun and the second you lose sight of that, you are in trouble.
I'm not perfect at figuring this thing out. I'm sure I'll stumble more along the way. But I'm excited to be trying.
Have you stepped away from the screen lately to see what's going on right behind you? I hope you all will just take a moment to breath. It'll make you a much happier blogger.
What are your thoughts on blogging breaks? Have you found your balance?