A Break

danbo playing chess.
Credit: Flickr / Anders.Bachmann

I’ve been blogging 3x a week for ~2 years now. It’s been really good for me. I really believe in a schedule, I think it’s made me a better writer, and kept me on track.

However for a while now I’ve been contemplating… taking a break. I didn’t want to do it for the wrong reasons – such as a knee-jerk reaction to a busy week – that would set a precedent. I think you can take a deliberate break from your habits, but I don’t want to just give up something that has meant this much to me, for this long, on a whim.

Having disconnected for a bit in May, and having this project to Choose Cate – myself over imaginary obligations – I’ve realised that June is the right time. This is in fact the last action of Choose Me May although I hope I will continue prioritising myself.

I still plan to write – just in other forms, or write stuff I won’t publish until July. I plan to keep up my weekly review posts.

What am I hoping to get from this?

  • Recharged creativity.
  • Perspective from stepping back.
  • Extra focus time for Big Projects.

It seems really self-indulgent to announce on my blog that I’m taking a month off blogging. But actually that’s not what it’s about – it’s about coming back in July.

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