Over the last two weeks, I’ve been on a blogging break. It was unplanned. And I’m unapologetic.

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My blogging has changed over the years. And though I’ve had moments of thinking about just chuck the whole thing, I’ve never wanted to quit blogging.

Sometimes, it’s possible to get too navel-gazey about this endeavor. It’s also possible to start getting a little intentional in the wrong ways (like worrying about search engine rankings and types of headlines and traffic numbers).

Though I have, undoubtedly, built a platform for myself here in this little cyberspacey sandbox, I’ve done it my way. My parameters for myself have been very clear: have fun, be the boss, write regularly.

That’s why this started: as a writing exercise. It’s turned into other things (like a chance to chronicle my life a bit), but it remains my little corner.

That’s why a blogging break, maybe especially when it’s unplanned, is a good thing for me: it reminds me why I’m here and why I stay.

Why bother? Because I love it here. Because it’s worth it…even if just for me.

This could turn into a list of five reasons a blogging break is a good practice (I almost wrote it that way, in fact). But, really, there’s just one real reason for me: time away — rest — is a good thing.

I need that reminder all. the. time. And maybe lately in a very special way.

I’m still here. I’m counting my small successes, even when I don’t get around to writing about them.

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I’m digesting life and thinking of how God’s at work, even when I’m not chronicling it here.

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I’m saving up the prompts and believing the older moms who tell me that someday I’ll have time and wish I didn’t.

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I’d like to assure you that I’ll be back to a regular schedule. Strike that. I’d like to assure myself that I’ll be back to a regular schedule.

But right now, I can’t. For my own sanity, I won’t.

Even so, I’m still here. (And on social media too.) Thanks for sticking around with me. 🙂