We’re taking a little summer hiatus on the blog (and by “we” I mean yours truly). Don’t worry though, it’s all good things over here!
I have recently transitioned jobs, which I’ll write more about when we’re back to our regularly scheduled party, and since I want to give my blog only the best, I’m going to step away while I make a few adjustments.
First of all, I need to adjust to my new job!
While I’m all about change, I struggle a bit with major transitions. I need a lot of rest, and find that I get stressed far easier when I’m in a season of transition. Blogging is a lovely thing, but it’s also a busy thing. In order to adjust to my new role, my new office, and my new everything, I’m trying to cut my commitments down to the bare bones.
Secondly, I want to learn more about blogging.
Like I wrote about in this post, I learned a lot about what it looks like to blog in my first six months live. Blogging consistently was the hardest part, and the part I was most frustrated with myself about. In order to focus on refining my work flow and finding a routine that works well for me, I want to devote a big chunk of the summer to learning even more about better blogging. A hiatus allows for that!
Thirdly, we’re doing some redesigning!
While on hiatus I’ll be working with my amazing team at Autumn Lane to refine some elements of what the ol’ site looks like. I’ve figured out how I really want the site to look as you navigate it…a fun consequence of having a blog that actually exists, versus one you’re only dreaming about.
Finally, I’m going to be doing a little more writing than usual…
My first novel, which you can read more about here, is getting some reworking as well. I attended an awesome writing conference back in April that inspired me to rework parts of my manuscript, and as much as I love that process, it’s a TON of work! A girl can only do so much, you know?
And I may or may not have started a whole new writing project that I’m over the moon about.
Ahh, sweet sweet summer. I hope yours is full of sun and sand, parties and pina coladas, dreaming and doing, and everything in between. We’ll be back in August!