Saturday, October 5, 2013

I've lost that bloggin' feelin'

Thank you to everyone who wished me well on my house move! It is exactly three weeks since we moved into our new home. The move has been one of the most stressful experiences of my life. Buying a home with your new husband really says, well I guess we are really in this for life! We left the big city we have loved for years (San Francisco) to move out to a town with significantly less happening, and significantly more crickets chirping. I've even seen a baby deer! We still work in the big city but that changes things too. Now we have a whole big commute routine and well life has just changed a lot. We both believe it was the right move, but it is still taking a lot to get used too.

However, while nothing physical was damaged in the move, something very real to me was. My reading and blogging mojo. Perhaps it was in packing up all of my books, I physically saw (and carried) just how many books I haven't had a chance to read that I really really want to because blogging always makes me read the newest and latest and I can't get to the one's that were even just from earlier this year! SO MANY BOOKs that I am dying to read are just tossed to the wayside to make way for the newest books that I am just dying to read. What has all of this done to me? Makes it so I don't even want to read anything. Kinda weird reaction I know.

In so doing, the thought of sitting down at the weekend when I used to blog is quickly overtaken by all of the hundreds (thousands?) of things we need to do to our new home. We bought a semi-fixer upper. It needs a lot of love, leaving me falling into bed at night exhausted and with little time for blogging.

What I do know is this: I've had dips in my reading and blogging before and I've always wanted to come back. I just think I need a break for a bit without deadlines and a pace that just allows me to read how little or how much I want and whatever I want, no matter the publishing date. Hopefully with that, my bloggin feelin will come back. In the meantime, know that I am still reading all of your blogs!

Love ya all,
Amused

24 comments:

  1. Hugs and congrats on the move. I totally understand that lost blogging mojo and even the reading one. I need to visit the big city more often .

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  2. Enjoy fixing up and settling into your new home, more important than blogging, I agree!

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  3. I'll miss you while you're gone but I understand. We'll be here when you get back.

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    1. I'll miss you too but promise to visit your site!!

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  4. Hopefully it will come back soon :)

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  5. I hope your blogging mojo will return soon. Until then, enjoy your break and your new home!

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  6. Congratulations on your move! Best wishes for your new home.

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  7. I understand how stressful moving can be. 15 years ago we moved 850 miles, from Maryland to Iowa to retire. So enjoy your new home and "don't sweat the small stuff." This year I slowed down with blogging and reading also. Always be happy with each new stage of your life. Congrats on buying a new home. Remember the old saying: "home is where the heart is." So "don' worry, be happy."

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  8. Sometimes you just need a break. I participate in way fewer tours than a did a few years ago, and I try to prioritize books I really want to get to, like classics. Sounds like you are having an exciting time on the home front right now -- enjoy it! I'll be watching for you to come back to blogging when you're ready!

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  9. Many congrats on the move being over! And no worries about taking a blogging break -- it sounds like you have plenty else to occupy your time. It can be a fun break to JUST READ and not have to worry what you're going to say about everything you're reading.

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  10. You've had so much change in your life recently, it's no wonder you've lost your mojo. Honestly though, lots of bloggers have this year. Not sure why but many are taking a break or have dropped to just a post or two a week, myself included although it wasn't intentional.

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  11. I'm new to your blog, but I do understand. You have lots on your plate right now, but it seems you have many who love to follow you, too. I know once things settle down, you'll feel like blogging again as an escape from it all. Happy renovating (it can be fun!) and good reads in your future. Deborah/TheBookishDame

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  12. I've been way behind on reading posts of my fav blogs. Congrats on the new home and we all need a change of pace at times. take care

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  13. I didn't see this post and thought about you last night...Wondering where you had gone and missing your reviews. I don't read a lot of new material, so your reviews are very important to me. Congrats on the move! The new house and new commute will bring changes, all good in the end. I actually read on my commuter bus (Sacramento area with a 1 hr commute), which is wonderful. Maybe in time, you might be able to do the same (as long as you're not the driver, wink). Looking forward to your reviews once life settles. Best to you!

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  14. Settling in a new place may be the priority now, but hopefully your blogging mojo will return before too long. Congrats on your new home! :)

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  15. I have read a few blogs in the past few days where the writer has become disillusioned with the blogging world in some way. This seems so strange as I have just started blogging - is it a sign? Will this blog be the end of me? Congrats none the less.

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  16. Just checking in on you. Hope all is well :)

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