This is a surprisingly difficult post for me to write but I’m also feeling oddly relieved because it’s something I’ve been considering for a while. I’m letting you know that I’ve decided to take a break from blogging and social media.
I enjoy writing but I’ve been getting overly concerned with what I’m sharing. Causing myself additional worry is just not a smart combination with my PND and general anxiety at the moment.
My priority is to concentrate on Little Reds and my health issues for the foreseeable future, as well as just enjoying the fortunate position of being a stay at home mum without feeling like I should be blogging or doing something more.
Honestly, I’m also feeling especially vulnerable and over-protective at the moment and I’m not even too sure if I want to continue including my children on the blog and/or sharing anything about them. (But the reality is that mine is a personal blog so what else would I actually write about?). I have great reservations about making child related things public, I mean no disrespect to those who do, I just find it doesn’t sit well with me whenever I do it. I’ve always been quite open about my weariness of social media and the foreverness of the internet. I keep thinking about when my kids are at school and if they would really be okay with me sharing even the smallest things about them.
Hubby tells me to keep writing but my heart just isn’t in it at the moment. It’s full of heartache and anxiousness for my baby girl and her future. I need to stay strong for whatever this year has to throw at us and I don’t want the risk of anything else sapping at that.
I really appreciate the continued support and even though I can’t say when I’ll be back, I wanted to say a big thank you to my loyal readers and anyone who has ever taken the time to comment and/or message me.
I plan to rest and recharge during my break and I’m very much looking forward to simplifying my downtime just by having less screen time. If it works for the kids then it’s gotta’ be good, right?
Lots of love
* I’ll continue to post on my (easy, light and pretty) Instagram plant page: @katiekalanchoe