I’ve been writing this blog since May 2009. I’ve written 659 posts. Some of them I’m very proud of, some of them I know are terrible space fillers, but all of them are true and real and me. I’ve shared so much on this blog that when I look back and read them I can’t help but smile. Fortunately, I’ve been on much of this journey with some very great friends, especially the redheaded one who got me started in the first place and has been with me every single step.
From 2009 to today, this very moment, I’ve done a lot of pretty cool stuff. I’ve done relays, marathons, triathlons, aquathons, and every other running distance in between. I’ve traveled to Michigan, Illinois, Miami, Ohio, D.C., California, New York, Key West, and Georgia. Some of these places more than once. My sister gained a husband and I a brother. I got a nephew I adore and would do anything for. I’ve seen a few friends get engaged and then married. I’ve seen a few friends lose loved ones. I’ve shared in every one of their joys and sorrows. I’ve read many, many wonderful blogs and felt like a part of people’s lives whom I’ve never met. I met numerous bloggers and made lasting friendships with some of them. I’ve changed hair colors, careers, countless running shoes, and cities. All for the better, of course.
This blog is like a time capsule of the past four years and it’s been an amazing four years. There have been some lows but so, so many highs and I love that I can look back on these posts and relive the happy moments. I’ve been reading The Happiness Project and one of the ways to be happy is to keep happiness scrapbooks or albums. This blog is a true happiness scrapbook. I look back at races that were not my best and the comments always make me tear up.
Lately, I’ve had some trouble coming up with posts and have felt the need to post versus the want. I started this blog as a fun way to continue writing as it’s something I truly enjoy. The comments and friendships that came along with it were really just a bonus. I know that right now is the time for me to take a little break. I need to recharge, think about words in different ways, and come back refreshed with new discombobulated stories to share.
I don’t want anyone to panic, since I’m sure that’s what you’re all doing right now. I’m that big of a deal in your lives to be certain. I’m just taking a few weeks off. I’m going to set up my races for 2013, clear out the clutter of my mental and physical space, update the look of this here tiny spot on the Internet and come back ready to kick some butt and write posts about it. I’ll still be on FB and Twitter so I can continue with all of the snarking.
This isn’t goodbye at all, so I won’t even utter the words. I’ll be back in a few weeks. You can bet on that. Thanks for reading.
Panic! Panic! Panic! Danger! Danger! Danger! I have obviously posted less often than when I started and am using FB and T for my updates.
Heart you! And you better not be gone for too long! 😉
Been going through a similar thing with my blog over the past several months. Once the blog hit my to-do list, versus something I looked forward to doing, it needed to take a backseat for a bit. Enjoy the break. Looking forward to your triumphant return.
Xoxo, ill find youuuuuuuuu
The Mayans were right, it is the end of the world as we know it! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
take as much time as you need. we'll be stalking waiting for you when you return…
Enjoy the break! I certainly went to a "post when I want to" mode a few years ago. now it's maybe twice a week and only when there's something interesting to write about.
SLOPPY BLOGGER KISSES!
you are such an inspiration…don't leave me! xoxo!
GOODB…Whoops, see you soon! Enjoy the break. 🙂
I think its inevitable to feel that, "eh, I don't feel like writing this or anything" feeling. Maybe it passes; maybe it doesn't. Maybe other things fill that place. But as a happiness project I hope it was fulfilling!
Good for you. One of the things I did toward the end of IMAZ training and continue to this day is to go to my google reader only once per week and go through the posts and see what is attractive and read it.
A lot of the friends from their blogs are now friends on Twitter and Facebook so I don't lose out on their lives there but I don't feel the pressure to write to keep up with them.
Take the break and we will see you on the flip side. Enjoy the downtime my friend…..you have earned it!
No I totally understand. (Um I posted like all of 10 times in 2012 ha). Can't believe how long I've stuck with the blog myself. I selfishly hope you'll still pop in from time to time because I like reading you! (And hate when good bloggers disappear) I know I'll see you on FB or email so I shall try to not miss you too much during your hiatus! 🙂
I did the same thing in December. Sometimes you just need a break. Enjoy it guilt free. Cheers!
Haven't had a chance to log on all week, but imma just say, enjoy the break Boo. I know where to find you and you know I will. 🙂
Glad you won't be gone for too long! Wow. I never knew you've been blogging that long. It is cool that blogs have become a time capsule. I started just last year. Have fun and enjoy your time off. When you come back I know your blogger will be even more badass!!
You are a bad ass. I cannot believe you've been blogging faithfully for four years. Time flies because I remember when you started! Yours is among my favorites to read, when I have the time to click through blogs. I look forward to reading about your race agenda in 2013. Enjoy the break!
I used to post because I felt I needed to. My life has been too stressful for too many weeks, months now, and I've given myself some grace, too. Everyone needs that. Take your time!