Have you ever walked away from something that you loved, just for a short time, and then found it really, really hard to pick it back up again? That’s me and blogging.
I know that I really, really, REALLY love blogging. I need blogging! But once I step away, it is hard to pick it back up again. It’s like I’ve stepped back into a conversation and don’t know where my line is.
After seven years of blogging on an almost daily basis, I needed the break. I spent three months exploring new ideas, trying new recipes, and learning new things. I had a lot of FUN! I also spent a good deal of time practicing this new balance between work and rest, purposefully taking a slower pace of life. I have learned it’s hard for chaos to have a place in your life if you are consistently taking time to slow down and rest. But now I’m itching to get back to work, sharing what I know and love, but I don’t know quite how to break that ice. Every time I’d sit down to write again, my ADHD swarms my head with all the great things I want to tell you about, and I descend into a giant brain fog. There’s so much to share!
So for the next week, I’m going to run a series of my top posts here on the blog. These are posts that continue to get hundreds of views a day, and remain popular months after I’ve written them. I’m going to take this next week to sit and write new posts, and kind of break the ice a bit. I really love and appreciate all of you who have left comments and sent me emails checking in on me, making sure I hadn’t fallen off the face of the earth. Thank you for that!
So, sit back, enjoy–I’ll see you in a week! Until then, here are a few photos that I’ve taken recently!