Monday, November 23, 2015

Here...

It's been a while since I've been here hasn't it?

As I was intentionally trying to get out of a blogging routine a few months back while also trying to apply a more 'go with the flow' approach to writing. it seems as though that in my attempt to do so, I went quiet for well over a month. That was unintentional.

To be honest, I was coming to a point where I felt like I 'had' to post and, I wasn't liking that feeling. Like there was some pressure where I felt like I had to publish something 1-3 times a week or I wasn't properly fuelling this blog. If anything, each post was requiring a lot of my attention (from drafting to editing the content, to adding and editing photos, to finalizing and polishing each post etc.), attention that I didn't always have or want to give (in the end). (And I felt bad...strange).

Have to vs. want to.

When I first started this blog, I remember telling myself "the moment you feel like you 'have to' write, that's when you need to take a break". And because I love writing, never did I want it to feel like I had to put something out there just because. So I didn't and took it upon myself to slow it down.

Colouring.
A great way to slow it down a notch and to focus your mind on one thing.

And so I did - even if the length of my 'time out' was unintentional. (I mean, you get into a routine and when you try to shift gears, it takes time to set a new norm - a new way to approach what it is you are trying to accomplish in order to gain a better perspective. And in my case, this shifting of gears would result in  my minimizing the amount of posts I'd end up publishing  - which is presumably what I needed because as time went on, I felt relieved in some weird way - a way that didn't make me feel 'bad' for not posting enough).

My intention was to reignite the flame...without a deadline. A flame that would spark when the timing was right.

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I must admit...

My time away from the blog has enabled me to put into practice many of the lessons learned which, I've come to share over here on the blog over the past little while. Be it from my fitness, to my well-being to practising mindfulness and, not limited to, decreasing my time in front of a screen - this pause in my blogging routine has allowed me to gain clarity and to focus more of my attention on those things that perhaps I wasn't giving enough attention to.

I love to write. I always have.

And today, it felt like it was the write right time for me to post here on the blog. (Moving forward, I don't know how often I will post, when I will share my next recipe, workout etc... but what I can say is that my intention is to continue writing when I feel inspired to say something.)

But in the meantime, I will say this...

Whether you are new or an old friend to this blog, I am grateful that you are here today - reading my writing <3

Perhaps with a cup of your fave bevee in hand :)
Question for you...

When was the last time you intentionally took a break from something?
Was the outcome what you had expected?

9 comments:

  1. I took a bit of a blogging break over the past few months and it was glorious. I'm now ready to jump back in, but I really needed time to step back and live my life. :)

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  2. Needed the same break earlier this year. I get it!! Missed you though ❤️

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  3. Love to read you, Thanks for being back :) !
    Working on slowing down as we speak but it's not as simple as I thought it would be!

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  4. yep yep.
    Ive REALLY CHANGED MY APPROACH the past few months...and love it.

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  5. good to see your face again though!

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  6. I've missed reading your words! I feel like a break is in the future for me. I'm glad that you've had this time away to nourish you.

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  7. Glad you are back but totally understand the break. We have quit blogging nearly as much and frankly, we write when have the urge, not on a schedule.

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  8. good to see you again on the boards!!!!

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