Monday, February 13, 2012

blogging break






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. 

xoxo

20 comments:

nancy said...

oh, wow! I'm sorry to hear that you'll be taking a break from the blogging world :( I was hoping to hear more about your trip!
however, I hope it helps you to feel a bit more settled and able to cope with the massive amounts of life you seem to be planning to live! awesome!

best of luck with everything :)

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I'm so glad we had a chance to meet before your blogging hiatus. Wishing you all the best in the amazing things you have planned for yourself <3

iris said...

Oh man, sounds like a busy year! hopefully the time off will help a lot.

Kathy Schneider said...

I'll miss you. Good luck with everything you need to get done!

ellie said...

We will miss you! Wishing you all the best.

lucy and sarah said...

Sounds like you'll be so busy!

I was hoping to read more about your fantastic trip.

It was great reading your blog.

ellie's desk said...

I was wondering what had happened. Sounds like you have some wonderful goals ahead of you.

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New Life in Spain said...

Hi there! On a selfish note, I am sorry to hear this. I really enjoyed reading your blog and have been missing it while you've been away and I was all "ahh great, a new post from her, she's back!!" And it was just to say you won't be posting any more! But I hear you, you have a LOT on your plate and I honestly got a little sweaty just from reading all the stuff you have do to the next 6 months. Good luck with all of it and be happy! xoxo

Sabrina said...

A woman's got to do what a woman's got to do. We'll miss you here in the blogosphere but perhaps (or probably?) till later.

All the best,

Hazel said...

Aww that's a shame but I completely understand!

Ms. Chapatti said...

i LOVE that you used Dwight's face :D
Take your break, and I hope you come back more awesome than ever!

I havent been commenting much, but i Have been reading your blog!
Maybe I'll email you since you wont be posting!

Enjoy your hiatus!

love
karman

a work in progress said...

all the best, you will be missed :)

xxx

kimbirdy said...

i totally understand about needing a break from blogging. i'm on my own hiatus. somedays i really miss blogging - both the process of writing and the community of amazing people i've met in blogland - but mostly it has been such a relief to simplify my life and just focus on what needs to be done in real life. it's always bittersweet to see a fellow blogger take a long break. i'm always really proud of people for setting healthy limits for themselves, but i'll also miss you and your blog. i really wish you all the best in the next 6 months {and beyond}!

Deidre said...

I will certainly be missing you! But totally understand why a break is needed :)

I might be getting to Canberra soon - and meeting you is high on my list of to-dos!?

Sara Louise said...

Take care of yourself and enjoy your break :-)

The Book Florist said...

I will definitely miss reading your blog and your sweet, thoughtful comments on mine. I really hope that you have a good six months and that whatever you get up to will be full of memories, learning, friendship, and joy. Please take care, and I look forward dearly to hearing your wise and wonderful voice again in the future. Lots of love from the Book Florist!

Ashley said...

Sounds a-ok my dear. Everyone needs a break, and sounds like you are uber busy. Good luck with everything and we look forward to your potential return ;)

tattytiara said...

I admire your ability to anticipate a break, instead of writing a post six months down the road admitting you took one like... ahem... some people. Be well and prosperous!

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