Here’s how I know I need to take a vacation from blogging: it’s taken me two weeks just to get this post done. This seemingly simple post. Although this simple post has come with a lot of thinking. On the surface of why I’m taking a break: time. Work is looking to be a bit crazy this summer and on top of that I’ll be gone for almost three weeks on vacation (NOT complaining about that!). But beyond those reasons, I have some bigger things I need to figure out.

Girly Obsessions: Blogcation

I have a lot of ideas for this little blog, but without having a lot of time to execute them, I find myself getting frustrated. I started this blog as a creative outlet, something that reflected me, and I still enjoy it for that reason, but I feel like I’m posting more out of obligation (to who though?) and not out of actual desire. I think my frustration stems from wanting to generate original content, but with a more-than-full-time job and a pretty busy life, it’s hard to find the time to create enough quality content to be making any sort of breakthrough. And I don’t want to be in the business of regurgitating stuff that exists a million other places. That’s just not me.

Ideas have been swirling for months around a redesign, streamlining my categories, offering up some new things. But to really figure out what I want to do with Girly Obsessions, and to do it justice by not half-assing it, I’m taking the summer off. Starting three weeks ago. 😉 And I’ll reevaluate in a few months and see how I feel. Maybe I’ll have new ideas and feel inspired. Maybe I’ll just be done with it altogether. Or maybe I’ll start something new. Only time will tell. And I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, please feel free to browse old posts. And I’ll still be somewhat active on the Girly Obsessions social networks, so keep in touch with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram! And if you want to follow my personal Instagram account where I’ll probably be more active, I’m @fluttography.

And as always, a big thanks to all my loyal readers for sticking with me and reading this blog! You are the reason I’ve been inspired to keep it going as long as I have!

Have a WONDERFUL summer!!