August Hiatus

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Good morning. I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I’ve decided to take a week or so off… from blogging. I’ve been finding it harder and harder to sit myself down to write these past few weeks. I dither, and fuss, find other things to do, and waste a lot of time NOT getting down to what I want to write. My procrastination gene is rearing its ugly head at the moment. Big time.

I think my brain is saying that I need some time away from the computer. I’ve tons of vague topic ideas, but no clear sense of where to start. And worse, I’m not feeling excited about any of them. And I am always excited about what I want to write on the blog. I think the protracted Covid situation has contributed to this. Despite getting out a bit more in the past couple of weeks, I am uncharacteristically feeling bored to death with everything. I need a change of scene, and if I can’t have that, which I can’t, then a change of schedule with have to suffice.

I plan to be back up and running blog-wise at the beginning of September. In the meantime I’m going to read and read, walk the trail, bike a little with Hubby. I’ll have dinner, or maybe lunch, on a patio with friends who are returning to the classroom soon. And some days I might just sit and watch the boats go by.

I know that while I am NOT thinking about blogging, the ideas will start percolating. They always do. Hopefully they will be ready to spill over by September.

Enjoy the last days of summer my friends. See you soon.

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56 thoughts on “August Hiatus”

  1. Enjoy your time “away”! It’s healthy to know when you need to create space. We will miss your posts and look forward to your return- whenever that time is right.

  2. Lianne MacGregor

    Enjoy your much deserved break. Can I just ask a quick question about your hair? Is it the same cut you used to have styled differently (off the face) or is it a different cut? Thanks!!!

    1. My haircut is similar, but not the same, Lianne. The proportions are different, This way I have the long bang all the time and not just when the rest of my hair is too long. Plus last time Carmen cut one side of my bang shorter to facilitate my sweeping it back off my face.

  3. I know the feeling. I absolutely LOVE your blog and hope you find your inner voice rejuvenated after a break. If you get really bored, you can check out my own blog: boomerbroadcast.net. I have a section devoted to fashion. In fact, in a couple of weeks I’ll be posting a piece about the great book you recommended by Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser. Enjoy your contemplations.

  4. Enjoy your break Sue,doing apsolutely only what makes you happy. One has to take a retreat from time to time,especially now
    I’ve noticed that I need more peace in “new normal” than ever
    Xo,
    Dottoressa

  5. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and even go back and re-read many of them, perhaps that is what I will do while you are absent. We all need different levels of mind care these days, so take whatever you need to regenerate. The watching the boats go by sounds like a great idea to me. When you are back, know that we are eagerly awaiting you lovely prose. Enjoy.

  6. I personally find Fall to be a supremely energizing time of the year and suspect that you will, too. Right now time feels suspended, and that suspension is just getting on our collective nerves! Enjoy your hiatus and return refreshed. In the meantime I plan on culling your past posts for some good reads and spending the waning days of our Minnesota “summer of isolation” discovering some new friends!

  7. Enjoy your break Sue! I don’t know how you come up with so many interesting and thoughtful posts. Time to relax and renew. I look forward to seeing you back in September. ❤️

  8. A change is as good as a rest…so says the saying. Enjoy small changes, rest and rejuvenate. We are all feeling tired and a little frustrated with pandemic restrictions especially (in my case) not being able to travel. Hope the ideas flow much more easily in the fall…make it a happy summer break!

  9. Enjoy your time away from the blog and I am sure you will come back feeling refreshed with lots of lovely stories/posts to enlighten us with. Always enjoy your posts although I don’t always comment.

  10. I can read through the lines here, Sue: yes, you should take a break from blogging so that you can be my supply teacher this fall while I increase my low-level anxiety up to the next level (“drinking away all emotions”).

    Enjoy your break! Time away to focus on some other activities will be rejuvenating, and you’ll be back with all sorts of fresh topics in the near future!

  11. I think a lot of us are taking a late August breather even if we aren’t bloggers!

    But I just wanted to tell you your recent posts on wardrobe editing have been a game changer for me. Thanks to your inspiration, several “good” items languishing at the far ends of my closet have been revisioned into everyday status while other “what was I thinking” pieces have been shuffled off to new homes.

    As a devoted reader, I also want to express my appreciation, Sue, for this blog. It’s hands-down my favorite source for good books, wardrobe and travel inspiration, and thoughtful conversation. Have a good break and looking forward to hearing from you again in September.

  12. Hi Sue
    Enjoy your down time! Your plans sound blissful!!
    I going to be bold and say…if need be, take more time. 🤭
    See you next month!! 🌻🌻🌻

  13. I will miss my favourite blog for the next couple of weeks, but wish you a wonderful break! I will think of you whenever I pick up yet another book that I first heard about from either you or your readers. (Just finished The Husband Hunters by Anne de Courcy; trying to decide what’s next …)

    See you in September!

  14. Leslie in Oregon

    I will miss you but am glad that you are taking a break from blogging. May it be every bit as refreshing as is possible in today’s world! 💜Leslie

  15. I’ve been feeling the same way lately… bored to death with everything! I’m also frustrated by the fact that summer is slipping away so quickly and we haven’t been able to do much or go anywhere. Enjoy your time “away” and I look forward to what you’ll have to say when you return. In the meantime, I wish I could sit on one of those white chairs and watch the boats go by with you. I’d even bring wine!

  16. The weary drear of our present unsettled times takes its toll on mind and body. Sit and watch the boats and let the day drift by. See you soon.

  17. Love your blog and will miss you. For some uplifting news watch the DNC roll call if states (and territories!) voting for Biden First time in almost 4 years that I have felt happy to be an American.

    1. Ha. I do that too. I keep a list in my journal, and save on-line articles I want to come back to later in a file on my computer. Then sometimes I forget to look at my list. 🙂

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