For many of us, a new year means new goals and new opportunities. We’re determined to make bigger moves and better decisions. And we’re challenged to maintain our focus and utilize our time wisely in order to achieve said goals. While there’s much for me to accomplish this year, things have been feeling rather stagnant for me lately. I’ve been struggling with writer’s block (hence my recent lack of blogging), work has been stressing me out more than it should be, and basically I just feel like I’m all over the place right now.
But the other day while I was praying, I got this crazy feeling that I need to take a break from blogging. At first I tried to ignore it, but the more I thought about it, the more it began to make sense. While I absolutely love blogging, lately it’s been a lot more consuming than fulfilling for me. There have been many times where I’d be so wrapped up in writing and finishing a post that I’d let other things I should’ve been doing or focusing on at the time fall by the wayside. I’m realizing that my dedicated efforts to maintain consistency on my blog is ultimately diminishing my productivity in other areas of my life.
So I’ve decided to take a mini vacay from my blog to give myself time to reflect, reorganize and rejuvenate my mind. Time to start reading books again. Time to pray and meditate. Time to brainstorm and strategize. Time to write what I feel inspired to write about. Time.
It’s easy to feel like stepping away from something you’ve invested a lot of time and energy into means you’re giving up, but I’m learning that sometimes you have to take a step back in order to effectively move forward. Sometimes we literally have to stop what we’re doing, get quiet and listen in order to gain clarity and insight on our situation. And that’s exactly what I’ll be doing for the next 30 days.
By no means is this the end of A2K. If anything, it’s only the beginning. But right now I just need to slow down, refuel and refocus. Of course I’ll still be writing, but I won’t be putting up any new posts until I get back. In the meantime, feel free to surf through my old posts and leave a comment. More importantly, please keep me lifted in prayer as I transition into this new season of enlightenment. Love y’all and I’ll see y’all soon!
Peace & Blessings,