Many moons ago, when I was only a young lass in grade school, summer vacation was the pinnacle of my life: two and a half months of sunshine, jump rope, neighbourhood wading pools, and going to the corner store for Nerds and Lick-a-Stick with whatever pocket change I could find. Since I graduated, and “officially” embraced adulthood and joined the 9-to-5 brigade, the summer months have taken on a whole new meaning. There’s something special about getting time off during the summer. It’s less of a privilege and more of a necessity. Otherwise, a nervous breakdown might be in order.
Anyhow, it has become painfully apparent that I’ve lost some motivation on the blogging front. However, I do not want to abandon four years of creative and fun work. So, a happy medium… a blogging sabbatical. I’m taking the summer off. Offline, that is. The summer months will be spent outdoors, without my computer, and without my stupid, uncontrollable, self-imposed rules of blogging every book I read, whether it’s worth mentioning or not. I want to read for the sake of reading again. I’ll return in the fall, but I will continue to read the blogs to which I subscribe, and contribute to the conversation as best I can. Twitter might be an unfortunate sacrifice, but such is life.
Hopefully, this break will render my habit of incessantly checking my statistics every day completely obsolete and useless. Perhaps, by then, I’ll be chomping at the bit to recommend a fantastic book. Not to mention, fewer messages crowding your email inbox! Everybody wins. Have a great summer, wherever you may be. Enjoy the weather, have a Popsicle, eat outside as much as possible and don’t forget the mosquito repellent!
Until September, adios amigos!