Friday, July 29, 2016

And so we say good-bye...

No, no.  Don't worry.  It's not a permanent farewell.  I am merely taking a short break from blogging (or a long break, depending on how you look at it).

"Didn't you just do that?  I feel like you just did that..."

"Yeeees, of course I did.  But one week wasn't long enough..."

"So.  I'm taking another break.  And that's that."

"Well, hurrah for you!"

Actually, I don't know if it's "hurrah" or not, but I'm pretty sure it's necessary.  You see, I'm feeling rather burned out.  There are so many projects piling up on me, and I'm starting to  sense that cloud of stress descending upon me.  I know I need to cut back on something,  and since blogging is my number one distraction--and the thing that takes up the largest amount of my time--I figured that's what needs to go.   And yes, I know.  This is horrible timing, considering that August is going to be the Month of the Blog Parties, but I really don't know what else to do. 

So...

I won't be posting at all during the month of August (unless, of course, some unforeseen circumstance arises to change that), and I'm also going to be a lousy friend and not do any commenting because, to be honest, commenting takes up SO much of my time.  (Because I'm a perfectionist, and I like to comment on as many of my friends posts as I can--as soon as I can--and if there are a lot of posts coming in, well...let's just say I have a tendency to neglect other projects in attempting to stay on top of that one.) 

Anyway.  All that to say...

Naomi, Olivia, and Emma.  I'm really sorry I won't be able to participate in your blog parties, but I want you to know that I will  still be reading and enjoying your posts.  (In fact, I'll probably be enjoying them more simply because I'll be able to read them at my leisure without worrying about finding that large, elusive chunk of time in which to read and comment.  :)) 

I guess that's all I wanted to say.  I hope you all have a lovely August, and I'll see you in September! :D

27 comments:

  1. Don't feel bad dear... have a nice break! Sometimes Internet just NEEDS to be shoved away, right? :-) Else getting Stuff done is HARD.

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    1. Indeed, yes. Internet is such a HUGE distraction. And I'm not real good at using my time efficiently, either. :P

      Thank you so much, Naomi!! See you soon! :D

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  2. Oh my. For a minute your post title scared me! So glad you're not permanently leaving!!!

    Have a lovely break, dear. I completely understand and I hope your break is relaxing and fills you with a ton of inspiration when you DO come back. I hope everything else you're dealing with goes well. :) (Hmm, maybe you could get some writing done while you're on break? Just a thought. ;)) (I'm just teasing, of course. Write whenever YOU want to do so, not before!)

    Farewell for now, Miss March! I'll miss you till you return!

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    1. Oops. Sorry about that. :/ Though, I must confess I feel a slight surge of satisfaction, because it's kind of fun to scare people about things like this. *evil chuckle* I'm glad I'm not permanently leaving either! I would miss you all too much. :)

      Thank you, Natalie! :) Yes, inspiration. That's what I'm hoping for, too. I feel I've been rather lacking in that area lately. (Writing? What kind of writing? You don't mean like story kind of writing, do you? -Pressure, pressure- Haha. Seriously, I wish I could get some of that kind of writing done! We'll see how it goes. :))

      Farewell, dear friend!! I'll miss you, too! Of course, I'll still be reading your blog, so I shall have the advantage of hearing from you during this time even though you won't be hearing from me. (Is that fair? ;))

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    2. Heehee, well you shouldn't be happy for scaring me, Miss March! -frowns- (I'm just teasing. ;)) Aww, good. We'll have to make sure you NEVER leave. :D

      Haha! Well, I hope you can get any kind of writing you wish done, but yes, I admit I'm yearning for more snippets of your writing. You've shown us your talent, you can't hide it away now! :D

      Yes, that's fair. I totally understand--I will miss your comments, though! :(

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    3. Oh! FORGIVE ME! It was truly unpardonable of me to act so! (Sarcastic? No, I'm not being sarcastic! ;)) Aww. Thanks! I'm so glad you don't want me to leave; and I do hope I'll be able to stick around for a good long while yet. :)

      Seriously? Awwww. It blows me away that you actually want to read more of my scribbles! (And it makes me very happy, too! :)) *blushes* Aww. You're too kind. :)

      I may have to comment late on some posts because...YOUR REVIEW OF THE BLUE CASTLE! Gaahhh. There were some things in that post that I VERY much wanted to comment on...but I couldn't. :(

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    4. Heehee. ;) Oh good! So glad you don't have any plans to leave us. :)

      YES, I do!!! :D

      Aww, that's okay. I'm glad you obviously enjoyed reading it! :D

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    5. Oh, I did. Your book reviews are always so good! :D

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    6. You're welcome. I meant it! :D

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  3. I will likely do the same! Blogging is so fun, but then when do we eat? Ha ha. Be well. x

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    1. I KNOW! I'm like super hungry here! When do I get my FOOOOOD?!! Haha. Same to you, Jillian! Thanks. :D

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  4. We'll miss you, but that's totally understandable, and probably a good thing for you if it takes your stress level down. :)

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    1. Aww. I'm going to miss all of you, too. Thanks, Rae. :)

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  5. I'll miss you from the blogosphere, Miss March! But I hope you have a lovely break and can't wait to see you again in September! :D

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  6. Hahaha. The pictures. GOLD.

    Basically, Mr. Knightley said everything I was going to. :P

    I understand completely, but all the same - I shall miss you very much!!
    Enjoy your break away. I hope you'll come back refreshed and motivated. :D

    ~Miss Meg

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    1. Haha. Glad you liked the pictures. I had a lot of fun with that. :)

      Aww. I'm going to miss you, too. :)
      And yes, that's the plan, to return with fresh motivation, because I certainly need it! ;) Thank you so much for your kind words, Miss Meg!

      ~Miss March

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  7. Please enjoy your break! I know that I cannot comment on blogs when I am very stressed, which school often does to me. Since my time is usually dragged in different ways all the time, I have not had the time to actually start a blog, which is why I do not have one.

    P.S. I love the pictures of Emma and Mr. Knightley. They are the best. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Ekaterina! And oh, I'm so glad you understand. Yes, stress can be rather paralyzing at times and make everything seem overwhelming. :(

      Yes! Isn't that movie awesome? The characters have so many good expressions, it's perfect for illustrating posts. :)

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  8. Oh dear, I'm late to the party, as usual. Guess that goes to show that I have a lot piling up as well! Go on and enjoy your break; you deserve it! Leaving such lovely long comments on everyone's blog must be exhausting! The blogging world will be missing its little corner of sunshine this month, but I'm sure it will shine as brightly as ever when it returns! :)
    PS: If replying to this comment is technically cheating, my feelings will not be hurt! ;)

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    1. No worries, Abby. Life is busy, and that's the truth! :) Thank you for your kind words. You're so sweet. :D

      Nope it's not cheating. I made an exception for responding to comments on my blog, because I figured there wouldn't be too many of them seeing that I won't be posting anything, and I'd rather not respond to comments a month late. :P

      Thank you for your comment! It made me smile. :)

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  9. Your blog title frightened me! Goodness! Well, I'm glad you're not leaving for good! :)
    I've tagged you, http://thegirlwiththegoldpen.blogspot.com/2016/08/ive-been-tagged-power-of-words-tag.html but I will totally understand if you never get around to it. I know how it is to take a break, and come back swamped in comments and post ideas.
    Talk to you soon! :)

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    1. A comment from Monica! What a delightful surprise! :)

      Thanks so much for tagging me, dear! It's always fun to be tagged. I checked out your post and it looks like a cool tag so I may try to do it when I get back from break. We'll see. I have a feeling some of the questions are going to be very hard to answer, though. ;P

      (Since I'm not commenting on other people's blogs this month, I thought I'd just tell you here... I totally got that Veggie Tales reference!! 'Cause, yeah. I grew up on those movies, too! ;D)

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  10. I've kind of taken August off from reading blogs myself, somewhat inadvertently. I'm hoping to start catching up next week. Meanwhile, I nominated you for a Liebster Award here. As always, play if you want to ;-)

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    1. Ohhh! FUN! I'll check it out. Thanks, Hamlette! :)

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