Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by ThoughtsStained
Hello, loves! After being a little more sporadic on the blog for the past two months (since October, really), I’m sure it’s come to no one’s surprise that I’m making a hiatus announcement today. Hopefully just a short one, as I love this blog and have plans of my vision for it in the future. 😍
So, just wanted to detail the hiatus parameters briefly, so you can know what to expect for the next few weeks.
Hiatus: Why Now?
To be honest, I prolly should have went on hiatus two months ago. 😅 That’s not to say I’m not proud of the content I have produced the past two months. But, the spiral I kept finding myself in, of not having enough time to work on the blog–always planning content only to deadlines, fall behind, feel guilt, rinse and repeat?
Yeah, it hasn’t been fun. I miss being excited to work on the blog. Blog hopping is very few and far between. Comments take ages for me to respond to (if I respond at all).
It’s all really because of two things: my day job is kicking my ass. Seriously, it’s been the worst semester I’ve had at this job, in terms of workload, toxic management and just everything in-between. Every day I come home absolutely exhausted.
Then, of course, I’m taking my one-allotted class I’m allowed each semester, which happened to be my final lit class for the MFA. A class I’ve loved, but oh boy, the workload. Plus, my final is due a week from tomorrow and your girl is S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D. (I do not miss 15+ page research papers, friends.)
What It Entails
So, hiatus time it is! That means I won’t be posting here on the blog for (most of) the month of December. At least, nothing planned and nothing regular. If I manage to read anything (RIP), then I might post a review. Or, if I’m feeling absolutely inspired, I won’t not allow myself to post simply because I’m on hiatus. This is very free flowing, to be honest.
But, I did want to give myself some breathing room, as the semester wraps up. This week is the final week of classes and my final is due next Tuesday, the 13th. Surviving those two things will be glorious for my mental health and energy levels. Not needing to stress about the blog being dormant with no explanation helps, hence this hiatus announcement.
As for the future of this blog, I’m excited! I have two weeks (!!) off of work at the end of the month, which I plan to use for lots of things. Some of it is getting my own life together (😅 but also 😭). But I do hope to do some clean up here on the blog, too. (I still haven’t clean up any of my old posts since I went self-hosted. Oh goodness.) Plus, I have re-envisioned my newsletter and my Patreon a bit that also, in happen, affects this blog just a smidge, so I’m excited to announce that at the end of the month.
Plus, gotta do the yearly wrap-ups, of course! 😉
So, I’ll see you all in a few weeks! In the meantime, stay warm (or cool, if it’s your summertime!), stay safe and take care of yourselves, okay?
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Realms of My Mind says
Have a good break Nicole, get recharged!
Thank you so much, Caitlin!
I totally understand why you are taking a break. I hope you’re able to get all of your rest in!! 💓
I hope so, too! 😅
Dini @ dinipandareads says
Good luck with your final and have a great break! 🙂
Thank you so much, Dini, I need it! 😂
I’m so sorry work has been so tough on you. Take care of yourself first and always and have a lovely break! Sending you lots of love <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much, Marie. 🖤🖤🖤
Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense says
I hope you are able to get a handle on everything and that you come back to the blog refreshed. Hope you have a lovely break!