There are sometimes these points in life that require us to step back and breathe, lest we be swallowed in exhaustion and defeat. I’ve been putting it off. It’s not in my nature to rest or admit weakness, but my body is clamoring, and I can ignore it no longer. Energy has been scarce these last few months and inspiration more so. Too much time has been devoted to the blog (and email and other related tasks) and not enough to my health and my family. I’ve been drowning, and though I’ve tried with all my might to pull myself back into the boat, I don’t have the strength. In order for the blog to flourish and be what I desire it to be – something fresh, real, and inspiring – I need to take a brief pause.
I haven’t planned an exact timeline, though I’m thinking it will be about a month, maybe more, that this space will be free of new recipe posts. September is Hunger Action Month, which honestly isn’t the greatest timing for me, but since I care deeply about this initiative, I will be posting a couple things in that vein. Childhood hunger absolutely breaks my heart, and I hope you and I can join together to make a difference in our neighborhoods and nation. Things should get back to “normal” sometime in October, though I’m not sure what that will look like exactly.
As for how I’ll be spending my days during this hiatus, I hope to cultivate deeper relationships with my husband and children, relearn disciplines that will help me live a healthier life (getting enough rest, water, exercise, etc), and spend time preparing and enjoying nourishing food that no one will ever read about. I’ve mentioned it here before, but I’m still struggling daily with depression, fatigue, and joint pain. This mothering gig is no joke, and it’s emptied me of all that I have. I am looking forward to the respite and to the good that will come on the other side.
Thank you for hanging in there with me.