I've been reading Fellowship of the Ring aloud to my siblings and have all the quotes from both book and movie fresh in my head. :D
With a title like that I've probably got all of you searching through your heads for some reason as to why I'd write that. I regret to announce that...
I am moving to South Korea and therefore am saying goodbye to blogging.
No, not really. If I were, I sure as blazes wouldn't be regretting it, and I would most definitely blog about it... rendering unnecessary the real announcement.
I am taking an official semi-break from blogging and some other online activities.
It's been a looong time in coming. I haven't posted regularly since early last year sometime or even before that. I keep trying to, keep meaning to, and it hasn't been working. I've been tagged by people (Carolyn most recently) and haven't yet done the tags. I have a zillion drafts sitting in my blogger draftbox. I have literal lists of topics I keep wanting to post about.
My mother has been telling me for YEARS that I need to take a break and I refused to listen. More than once this spring and summer, she's repeated that. When my MuseTwin and I were discussing stress recently, I suggested that what she needed was an official semi-hiatus from many online activities. She agreed and immediately implemented it. For three days I fought the idea that I also needed one, and then finally, in another discussion between us, she (figuratively) grabbed me by the shoulders and insisted I needed to take one also. I finally capitulated. (FYI: if you want to be a super stubborn person your whole life who wins almost every single battle ever, don't get an awesome soul sister and don't have a mom who knows you very well. Especially not a soul sister who can threaten as well as you can... or a mom whose 'I told you so' look is as fiendish as your own.)
All of that to say that no, I'm not disappearing from blogging- stars, no. I'd miss you all too much. I'll still post now and then, but for now, I need to set the official seal on taking a break and restoring some energy and fun to my spirit. I'll also be less active on Facebook, and other online areas. I don't know for how long, but it won't drag on for months and months, I can assure you of that. I'll still be /around/- reading blogs, commenting here and there, emailing, FB messaging... but I won't be forcing myself to do online things on days when I just want to write or go do something else.
I wish each and every one of you a happy, blessed summer, and look forward to seeing you more when I return. Thank you for staying with me this long.
Until our next meeting....