Sunday, 2 November 2014

I'm Running Away For A While


This is basically me running away from all my blog responsibilities. Or maybe just the twelve reviews I still need to write. I sat at my laptop for six hours last night, trying to write my reviews and it started so well:

But after six hours of basically just staring at my screen, my mind blank and zero written on the page. It just ended like this:

It was honestly like I'd forgotten what words are. It's been like this for a couple of weeks now, so I think it's about time to admit I need some time away. The problem has nothing to do with the blog, it's more to do with what's going on in my life outside of the blog. It's a lot of stress right now and I don't think I can handle all of that and the blog. 

But, have no fear, it's not going to be for too long. I'm just going to take a week or two to deal with everything else in my life. It would help if I could have a week or two away from work so I could really get on top of everything, but such is life. 

Hopefully I will see you all in a week or two and I will be feeling a lot better. And some of those reviews might have gone and written themselves! 


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  1. Take all the time you need! A blog should never feel like a job! We already have those in life! Hope you enjoy your time away and find your blogging niche again, should you need it! ;)

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    1. I loved my time away! It was definitely needed, even if I didn't get to relax during it.

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  2. I hope your life gets back to normal soon! I'm with Jessica...the blog should be fun, not feel like a job. We'll be here when you get back!

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    1. Thank you! The break was definitely needed, but it feels so nice to be back.

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  3. Aw hun I'm sorry you've been having such a rough bit lately. Sometimes you really just need to step away and regroup. Blast real life for getting in the way of fun and stressing ya out. *deep breaths* And if you need to screaming in a closet can really help. My grams is a big supporter of that. lol

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    1. Haha! Your nan sounds amazing! Now I need to find myself a closet to go scream in, that feels like something that would help.

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  4. Have a nice mini-break! Everyone needs one now and then. :)

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  5. Once in a while I go through a review block as well and they really do suck. I think right now I have four reviews to write up and sadly have no desire to write them. :(

    I hope you have a nice break. Sometimes that is all that we need to get back on track and feel refreshed.

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    1. It was a lovely break, and I did get a few reviews written - though not as many as I would have liked. But I will get to them eventually, haha.

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  6. Definitely take whatever time you need. It's nice of you to let us know. :)
    I usually say just f this and don't post for a week. Lol.
    See yah when we see yah!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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    1. Haha! I know, it gets tempted but then I'd feel bad.

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  7. Enjoy your time away. It is always good to take time for yourself if you need it. You will be missed. I'll see you whenever you get back.

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  8. Take all the time you need, your blog will be here for you when you're ready! :-)

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  9. Wow, your Internet life should be a joy, not something that stresses you! I think it's good you're taking a break. (:
    Your followers will still be here when you return (:

    - Love, Felicia
    ( http://asillygirlsthoughts.weebly.com/ )

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  10. Take your time, and come back to us happy and energetic again :) see you in two weeks

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  11. Enjoy your break! Take all the time you need, and I really hope things settle down again really soon =) We'll miss you, but we'll be here when you get back!

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    1. It was nice to worry about everything and not have the blog to worry about as well. It was worth taking the time away.

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  12. Aww, you and Stacie are vanishing on me now, damn I feel so alone.. I think you should seriously consider what Stacie and I are doing in the New Year, I mean, the pro's might work for you?.. Anyway, get yourself okay missy, you need to enjoy what you're doing, don't let it rule you. Enjoy and be back eventually, kay? :)

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    1. I am really excited to make my glorious return to blogging! :)

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  13. I SO KNOW how you feel! Hope things get better for you soon and you get a chance to step back and rest for a while! Good Luck!

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  14. I hope your break is one where you can recover and life can sorta untangle :/ Everyone needs a step back for a while, and come back whenever you're ready! We'll be here for you :)

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    1. Thank you! The break was needed, even if I didn't get to have a break from the rest of life haha.

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  15. Haha, peace out bitches, I love that gif. Enjoy your time off, we will be waiting for you :D!

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  16. *cries in the corner* I WILL MISS YOUR POSTS SO MUCH THO. But breaks are good. Breaks are very good, especially when things get crazy so yes. Have a good time away! AND DON'T STRESS ABOUT BLOGGING. It is zero fun if it's stressful.

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    1. Haha! I hope you didn't miss me too much, the break was needed.

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  17. Hahaha, i know i was supposed to feel a bit sad but those gifs really made me laugh out loud! Take all the time you need! I think everyone needs a little break every once in a while! :D

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    1. Haha! I love a good gif, so I am glad you enjoyed them.

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  18. Awww Charnell stress outside of your blogging life definitely doesn't help you form great content, so I hope you take the time out you need and we'll be here when you're back <3

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    1. Thank you! It was nice to be able to have the time to deal with everything else, and not have the blog to worry about as well.

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  19. Have a good break! I don't write reviews for every book I read (unless the publisher provided the ARC) so don't worry about it. At all. ~Pam

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    1. I know. I'm going to go through them all and decide which ones will make the cut or not.

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  20. I'm sorry you feel this way, Charnell - but it's totally understandable. Take all the time you need to get things sorted, and I can't wait to see you when you return. :)

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  21. Thanks, I needed the time away and feel a lot better now.

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