Unfortunately, I am going to be taking an indefinite blogging hiatus. As regular readers have no doubt noticed, my posting habits are becoming more and more sporadic and my content is steadily declining in quality.
When I started this blog in January 2013, I was so, so, so enthusiastic about it. I loved my name, I loved my layout, I loved my content. I was genuinely proud of my blog and happy to share it with anyone who would listen. Sadly, that's just not the case anymore.
A combination of factors such as dealing with depression and extreme fatigue, building and growing my career/full time job and trying to rebuild my life after I pretty much tore it down in January 2014 means I lack the motivation and energy to continue blogging at this time. It's just not something I enjoy anymore and it's not something I'm willing to try and push back into my schedule when I know I can't produce the high quality posts I used to be capable of anymore.
I need a break. Minus the frustration being exhausted is causing me, I am really enjoying my job at the moment and have recently taken on board a new role which will provide me with great opportunities in the future. I'm excited about this and I want my energy to be largely focused here, and to be honest, being in the office 40 hours a week kinda DEMANDS I spend the vast majority of my energy there.
It's also hugely important to me that I improve my health and relationship with my boyfriend at the moment, both of which are taking up my time and both of which I refuse to compromise on.
In my spare time, I just want to relax. I have been reading books, watching TV and playing computer games aimed at kids. It's stupid, but I would rather play Star Stable than whip up a week's worth of posts at the moment because it's nice to escape into a fictional world after work where I've got candy coloured hair, a badass wardrobe and some super cute horses.
This is not the end. I've already got ideas swirling around my head for what I want to do next, but for a while, at least, I just want to take a large step away from the Internet.
My hiatus will extend to social media too. I'm absolutely sick to death of the sight of Facebook. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. I'm deleting the apps from my phone, signing out of all my accounts on all the broswers and I use and I am disappearing for a bit.
I keep finding myself grasping for my phone everytime I feel sad or angry or annoyed, typing nasty little Tweets and then erasing them before I click post. I keep getting irrationally angry every time someone posts an opinion I disagree with. I hate how my day begins and ends with staring at my stupid screen. Social media takes up so much of my time and yet adds very, very little value to my life.
And, of course, I don't want any Pretty Little Liars spoilers either, I'm only on season 2!
So, this is definitely goodbye for now. My Internet presence is taking a long, long holiday. I know I'll be back, but for now, I feel like it'll be a while.
Thank you to everyone who stills reads this blog, and thanks in advance for those of you who will stick around. Lots of love xoxo