Happy Friday friends! I am so glad it’s Friday. It’s been a bit of a stressful week around here. Little A’s behavior has been not so good since we transitioned her to a big girl bed, so I’m feeling very frazzled lately. Our nanny’s last day is today after 3 years of being with us as well. To say we are so sad to lose her is an understatement. She’s become part of our family and we will miss having her here each day, but I know baby girl is going to miss her the most. I don’t think she fully understands that Sammy won’t be back every day. But we will see her every now and then I’m sure.
So I know this may come as a surprise to some, but it’s actually been a long time coming. Between my corporate job, my side jobs (this blog included) my family and my health, I’m stretched too thin. And something is going to suffer. And right now it’s this space that I love so dearly. After prayer, reflection and really thinking about where my priorities need to be at this moment, I’ve decided to take a break from blogging. It’s been weighing on me over the last few weeks when I’ve been up until ungodly hours of the night on my computer instead of 1) getting some decent sleep or 2) making quality time of the few hours I have in the evening with my husband.
I’ve been constantly worrying about writing good content, taking and editing photos and just getting a post up when I should be looking forward to sitting down to write. My corporate job is not allowing me the time to blog like I used to be able to, and now that our nanny is leaving I have a lot of things I need to focus on at home. Not to mention that every weekend through the first part of September is booked solid for us.
I also have been feeling like I’m not living the life I want to be living right now. I want to be outside with Little A more instead of waiting until nap time when I can work on my blog. I want to be making new connections, connecting with my husband and putting some much needed time into my essential oils business.
I know I will be back, I’m just not sure when. I’m hoping once things settle down around here after our nanny leaves, we’ll be able to get into a decent routine until I am able to be with Little A more (which is in the works BTW!). This blog has brought me so much joy, so many wonderful friendships and it truly is a part of who I am.
So I guess I just want to say thank you. Your love, encouragement and support of my little space of the blogisphere of humbles me beyond words. I love you guys. You’re my people! I can only hope you all will be here when I return.
I’ll still be on Instagram and Facebook, so hopefully you follow me there. I will also still continue to co-host the Shine Blog Hop weekly, so be sure to come back on Thursday’s to link up your favorite posts.
It won’t be forever; it’s just a moment in time.
I will be back before you know it! xoxo