This has been leading up for a while now, I'm sure none of you are surprised, but I will be taking a six month break from blogging. As silly as it sounds, starting this blog really did change my life. It gave me space to organise my thoughts, to understand the world and my life a little better, to meet amazing and inspiring people, plus it taught me just how dear words are to me. And it got me to start writing again, which is something that has sweetened every day and made anything seem possible.
But my trip away gave me space and time to evaluate. I was so busy last year; I pushed myself so much to make the most of every second that I ended up dreaming and worrying the year away. This year I will be finishing my education degree as well as continuing on with my masters- so I will have five classes on the go at any one time, three full days of work, two days of prac- and in between dance class, performances, article and story writing, piano practice, yoga, visiting family, time spent with friends, road-trips, more overseas adventures (fingers crossed!), and nights in with Joel to fall even more in love: something had to give. And while I adore this space, I have found myself increasingly unmotivated to post: even resentful of having to post sometimes.
So I am on hiatus until I finish my degree, and then I will re-evaluate again because I am going to have so much free time then that my head might explode with excitment (and I will probably get all motivated and what not again). But for now I have to take time off to try not to fail my classes and/or life.
If you are sobbing bitterly now and are thinking 'whatever shall I do without Kaylia', you can read my articles at lip or HerCanberra (or pick up issue 6 of Spoonful!). But if not (which is a lot more likely), then have a wonderful year and thank you all for being such amazing, kind, sweet people!!!
If you want to keep in touch, my email is happylookingkid(at)gmail(dot)com- I may suck at blogging but I'm pretty impressive at
procrastinating responding to emails.