Why Hello There!

While I must admit that the concept of taking a complete break is rather foreign to me, I decided that I really needed to take one from this blog. Keeping a daily blog can often be stressful and exhausting. Even on days when I’ve been teaching for more than 10 hours and want nothing more then to curl up with a book and go to sleep, I still force myself to write a post.

I value writing this blog more than sleep, and I’ve lost one or two hours that I could/should have spent sleeping more nights than not. And when I’m not writing here, I’m still thinking about what I’m going to post, how I’m going to find the time, or worrying about the quality of my writing.

But there comes a point where fourteen months and over 400 posts becomes a little too much and I need to step back and focus on things like vacuuming the embarrassing amount of cat fur under the couch and spending time with my family. So I didn’t so much as look at this blog for the past six days. It’s felt weird, and I’ve found myself thinking about it more than ever. Buying was able to spend my free time trying and failing to beat my dad at a version of Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition from 1979 and watching Downton Abbey (thanks for the amazing recommendation Saturday Evening Porch! I’m totally hooked and can’t wait for series three!) with with my mom. I also managed to get incredibly hooked on tumblr, which a newly formed habit I need to break.

But I’m back and ready to get back into action. And because the story-telling posts are the ones I enjoy writing the most, tomorrow there will be a piece about the time I went to the John and Hank Green Tour de Nerdfighting event in the city.

In other news, guess who graded 112 book reports today!

This girl!

I also hang out at http://emleng93.tumblr.com/, where I can be found reblogging pretty images, funny .gifs, and the occasional liberal article.

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6 thoughts on “Why Hello There!

  1. I have missed you, but I agree with Oldcat. Only write when you can. The more important thing is spending time with your family. When it comes to the writing urge and you can’t think of what to blog about, you can always work on the novel that I am anxiously waiting to be finished and released. :)

  2. I agree with Oldcat too. You need to take time off to recharge now and then. Your readers are happy for you that you have taken some time off for yourself.

    Glad to hear you are enjoying Downton Abbey- I really need to watch that sometime.

    • Thank you!

      You really do have to watch it! It’s phenomenal! The writing is amazing and they could have picked better sets, locations, and actors. I’m totally in love! You can get the first series streaming on Netflix and the second series on the PBS Masterpiece Theatre Website.

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