Taking a Break

by Kelly on May 24, 2009 · 24 comments

in Creativity. Writing. Blogging,Life. People. News


“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.”

– Ashleigh Brilliant, English Author and Cartoonist

I thought it was time I declared what I have known and fought against this past week.  I need a blogging break.

In the past month, I’ve spent over half of it sick with the flu and bronchitis. I’ve organized a large kids party, and written a 90 page tender for a client. Life has settled down now, but I seem to have lost my blogging mojo.

This week I started and stopped at least three different articles. Wrote pages of rants about the level of misogyny in our latest football sex scandal. Yet, none of these thoughts can be organised and structured into a cohesive article.

I seem to be writing in circles, using lots of words, venting frustrations, but not making any real point at all. Kinda like now. :)

Add to that, I have renewed inspiration for my fiction and work to do for my changing career, and I think it best if I step away from the site and recharge the old blogging batteries.

Happy writing to all my fellow bloggers. Stay inspired. Live well.

I’ll return when I have something to say.

Kelly x

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1 Evelyn Lim 05.24.09 at 10:57 pm

I’d agree that if none of your thoughts are cohesive or making any meaningful sense, then it is an indication that it is time to take a break. We all need breaks, so there is nothing wrong with just not doing a thing. If inspiration is in other areas, then it is also a good idea to follow the instincts. And maybe you’d have more words to share on this blog, from your experiences in these areas.

Take care,

Evelyn Lim’s last blog post..The 1st Age of a Business Enthusiasm

2 Positively Present 05.25.09 at 12:19 am

Looking forward to your return! :)

Positively Present’s last blog post..things to make (other than money)

3 Vered - MomGrind 05.25.09 at 2:09 am

Sounds like a sensible decision. Enjoy your break!

Vered – MomGrind’s last blog post..A Rose Garden

4 Marelisa 05.25.09 at 8:14 am

Hi Kelly: I look forward to hearing about your successes in writing fiction :-)

Marelisa’s last blog post..54 Tips For Writers, From Writers

5 Kelly 05.25.09 at 1:29 pm

@Evelyn, Dani, Vered and Marelisa
Thanks for the support, ladies.


6 Dot 05.27.09 at 1:24 am

It’s good that you’re recognizing what you need and doing it, just like that cute cat completely relaxed in sleep, doing what comes naturally. Enjoy your break!

Dot’s last blog post..The Joys of Alcohol and Other Fallacies

7 Jenny Mannion 05.27.09 at 2:34 am

Hi Kel,

Glad you are listening to and honoring yourself! You know I am ready to buy that first fiction book of yours so I wish you tons of success with that. Your readers will be here when you return and wish you all the best!

Lotsa love, xo

Jenny Mannion’s last blog post..When Everything Changes – Change Everything by Neale Donald Walsch (A book review)

8 Sami - Life, Laughs & Lemmings 05.27.09 at 8:50 am

Sometimes it takes just as much courage to stop something as it does to start. Good on you for paying attention to how you’re feeling and having the courage to take a break. Enjoy it!

Sami – Life, Laughs & Lemmings’s last blog post..How I Built a Daisy List & Why – Part 1

9 Lisa (mommymystic) 05.27.09 at 2:11 pm

Good luck Kelly. I am sad because I only recently found your blog and really like it, but also understand! I hope to read your fiction someday, and hope you get your mojo back:-)

Lisa (mommymystic)’s last blog post..Planet Earth’s Chakras

10 Lance 05.28.09 at 8:26 pm

Hi Kelly,
Good for you – listening to your inner self. I hope the break from here is one that refreshes and renews you in all sorts of amazing ways. And I’ll look forward to your return (when you’re ready…).

Lance’s last blog post..This Is Funtertainment

11 Gunfighter 05.28.09 at 8:45 pm

Enjoy your break, mate. See you when you get back… I’ll still be around, I reckon.

Gunfighter’s last blog post..Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!

12 Robin 05.28.09 at 9:53 pm

Ha! I can truly identify. I am just getting back into it after not posting for 3 weeks – I simply couldn’t bear to look at my computer, apart from emails and my facebook (oddly). But I have written my next post, for next week. I don’t know how you can do so much – if I had to write a 90 page tender I wouldn’t be able to do anything else – maybe I’m not cut out for blogging. That’s exciting you are feeling inspired about your fiction, Kelly!

Robin’s last blog post..Wanting To Look Young

13 Joy~Winner-or-Whiner 05.29.09 at 11:15 am

When you come back you will be even more creative and passionate.

14 Natural 05.30.09 at 9:30 pm

wise choice. i just took a month long break myself w/o even realizing it. it’s necessary for the mind!

Natural’s last blog post..I’m Not Dead, yet

15 Barbara Swafford 06.01.09 at 5:48 pm

Hi Kelly,

That’s one good thing about blogs and blogging. It waits for us. As do our blogging buddies.

Enjoy your break.

Barbara Swafford’s last blog post..Liar, Liar

16 Celes | EmbraceLiving.Net 06.12.09 at 4:55 pm

Hey Kelly, it’s been 3 weeks since your last post – hope your break is doing you well. As Barbara said, we will be here when you return.

Celes | EmbraceLiving.Net’s last blog post..Cultivate a Good Habit in 21 Days

17 "H" 06.13.09 at 1:15 pm

Reading your interesting quote and words, I remember that Sabbath means “stop.” I remember also this quote: “In returning and rest you are saved. In keeping quiet and in confidence is your strength.”

“H”’s last blog post..The Parable of the Mustard Seed

18 Woman 06.29.09 at 9:17 am

hi, surfed about women and i found your site. it is a beautiful site and i wrote about one of your posts in my site.

i think it is best to pamper ourselves with the needed rest.

19 Paul Maurice Martin 07.01.09 at 2:19 pm

Great photo for “the urgency of rest!”

20 taney 07.27.09 at 8:47 am

Everyone needs a break some time. I always recommend taking a breather. Emptying your mind, so you can attain mindfulness again! (;

This is my first time on your blog and you have a lot interesting topics. I only looked at the one about perfectionists. It appeals to me because I’ve always tried hard to be that person. I’d say it can be a strength and flaw depending on how you use it. Good luck with the fiction writing. I really hope you come back and blog some more in the future.

Enjoy your break! (=
.-= taney´s last blog ..Guiding Through Change =-.

21 kailani 07.30.09 at 9:28 am

I can totally relate. I had to stop blogging when I was suffering from morning sickness and then didn’t really feel like coming back to it. I think everyone needs a break now and then. Blogging can be exhausting! LOL!

22 Judy Sheldon 07.31.09 at 1:26 pm

Fascinating and uplifting – love it!
.-= Judy Sheldon´s last blog ..Thankful Thursday – Pets =-.

23 Evelyn Lim 08.12.09 at 9:28 pm

Hey, I just saw your lovely picture over at Robin’s blog and thought you may have returned to blogging! I am missing you. Well, do have a great break!
.-= Evelyn Lim´s last blog ..Align with Abundance =-.

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