Hi lovely people, how are you? Whether you’re at work, uni, or enjoying a day off like me, I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday. I’ve decided to take August off from blogging and go on my first hiatus! There are two main reasons why I feel this is the right time to take a break:
I’ve been posting to my blog once a week since 2011 and never gone on hiatus! Of course, over the years a lot has changed about why I blog and what I want from life. Yet I haven’t stopped to consider how my blog should change to reflect my personal changes. Sometimes I feel like I blog out of a sense of obligation and perfectionism, without really enjoying it anymore. So I would like to think about ways I could do things differently to bring some fun back into it.
Entries to the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award close at the end of August and I’d like to dedicate some time to writing a short story to submit. It’s been a while since I’ve thought about creative writing besides the novel I’m planning, so putting that project on the back burner for a month will give me a chance to pursue a short-term idea!
If you’re reading this, thank you for being supportive of my blog and for sharing your love of books with me. At this stage, I hope to be back in the second week of September, when my family and I return from a few days’ holiday to Hamilton Island. I hope you have a great month. ❤