No, seriously. It's me.
Every so often I need a break. Be it from blogging, writing, or exercising (well, this last one I snuck in here because yes). My most recent break was from blogging. Hold on to your seats though, because I'm back. That's right, I said it. And darn it now I have to remember the blogcation is over & keep on top of posting and such. Anyway . . .
I was feeling the pressure of too many things to deal with:
I *must* post on my blogs (I'm a contributor to another blog).
I *must* go visit and comment on my friends' blogs.
I *must* keep up with Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram.
I *must* look into Tsu, Periscope, Tumblr, etc.
I *must* do all the beta reading I committed to.
I *must* work on the money making job.
I *must* continue being a mom and wife above all.
I *must* finish writing and revising my books.
Ever feel like there's too many things you *must* do to keep up with social media and your life in general? I'm sure you know what I mean. While coming up with a schedule and plan on how to tackle it all, I said to myself: well no one is putting a gun to your head. Maybe it's best to take a break. So I did.
I focused on one blog, thank goodness it's twice a month with one Twitter chat included. I continued being a mom and wife, yay for the family. I did the betas, my job, and I worked on my books. It felt great. Did I have all the time I thought I would have? No. Did I finish all of my projects? No, but I'm glad I hit pause on time or I would have just burnt myself out.
So my point is if you're feeling too much pressure from anything at all, sometimes it's best to step back. You return refreshed and ready to go. On that note, let me repeat:
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