Weekly Wrap Up + A Blogging Break

June 9, 2014
Happy Monday!  I hope that last week was a great week for everyone.  This week was a little different since it was the first week in a loooong time that I did not substitute teach!  I still worked at the movies, but I felt like I finally had ample time off.  Even though I worked the weekend, I had a few days off throughout the week, so that was a treat that I'm not used to.

On Friday I drove to my parents' house and took my mom out to eat for her Mother's Day gift, which is what she told me she wanted.  We went to a local diner that she loves.  I'd never been to that location, but we both had a great meal.  My mom kept thanking me saying that she enjoyed the company and the food.  Now I just have to think of a Father's Day gift for my dad since that is right around the corner.

Also, I had my last day of work at the movies...I think.  I told my boss not to put me on the schedule until further notice.  "Further notice" hopefully translates into never, and I was upfront with him about that, although he told me that of course he wants me to stay.  I only told one floor staff member that I'm leaving and just a couple of the managers.   I just wanted to keep everything very low key, though I did tell one of my best work pals that we had to get in a picture together to commemorate our time working together (ignore ugly background--we aren't allowed to have our phones on the floor in front of customers.)


I was busy this past week taking care of some stuff that I don't really want to blog about at this time.  I started thinking about it and decided that I need to take a blogging break.  I have ideas for posts, but I just have too much going on in my personal life right now to regularly schedule three or more posts a week.  I'll be back every Monday for Weekly Wrap Up, but for the next two weeks, I probably won't be around here much.  I still love blogging as a hobby, but right now I just have to put it on the back burner while I take care of more important things.  Sorry to be ambiguous, but I'll likely explain everything in a future post.  What's your take on blogging breaks?  Have you ever gone on one?

Here are the rules to the link up:

1) Follow your hosts Rachael @ The Rachael Way and Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie as well as our co-host Allison @ Because I Said So.
2) Share what you have been up to this past week and link your post up with us every Monday.
3) Hop around and comment on at least two other people's posts. 

4) Link your post back to us in some way. We have a cute button for you to grab. :)
5) Have fun reading about how other bloggers spent their week!


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Lora Ashley said...

Sometimes you just need a break! Take time for what you need and don't worry about the blog. I will certainly miss your posts, but it's understandable because everyone needs time to theirselves :-)

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

I haven't been very consistent lately but I am okay with that- it's just a hobby so it's not worth making it stressful!

Erica D said...

When I first started my blog a couple years ago I had no idea what I was doing. My blog didn't have a real name and I wasn't writing focused posts so I published a few and then kinda gave up lol. It wasn't until last year that I started taking it seriously and using it to make some advancements in the world of beauty...even though my actual career has nothing to do with beauty. Anyway I think breaks are okay, sometimes you have to focus on other things in life. Even going on vacation is like a mini break from blogging. When I was away I still published posts that I had ready to go but I felt a bit disconnected from my blog and my readers for a while. I also think because of the abundance of blogs and information out there a long break may lose people's attention and interest.

I hope you come back if you do take a break.

-Erica

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Just took a break last week... only posted once. Gotta do what you gotta do! It should never feel forced... this is supposed to be a FUN place for us - and "real" life should ALWAYS come first! :D

Nancy @ Neatly-Packaged said...

I will miss your blog posts!! But I am looking forward to what you are coming up with :) A blogging break feels so liberating. I often found myself wondering how I had so much time once I cut out blogging lol

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jackie jade said...

sometimes blogging breaks are good for you. it's our hobby so if you need a break, go for it!

Bella said...

I've been thinking of doing a blogging break, I'll probably do one more post tomorrow and then come back on Monday. Two years ago I went on a one month hiatus and it was helpful. I think that was the longest I've gone without blogging. Sometimes it's good to take a step back and then come back in full swing :)

Rebecca B. Bird said...

Taking a break is necessary sometimes! Good luck with the stuff going on in your life. :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Thanks for the nice comment. I really needed a break to pack and get everything in order. I was just too overwhelmed to blog.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Yes, we shouldn't feel pressured or obligated!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I'm now back from my break and hope to be posting on a somewhat regular schedule. I thought I would take a longer break than what I did!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Amen!! I was feeling kinda stressed and the last thing I wanted to do was write a post!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

It's true--I spend a lot of time on my blog and reading other people's blogs!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Thanks for the encouraging words!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Exactly! We're only human and can't always keep up with our real lives and post consistently!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

It was, and thanks for the well wishes!

Jessica (Anchored in CLE // Jessica Gets Fit) said...

Hope everything's okay! I definitely think they're necessary sometimes and for lots of different reasons. You have to do what's best for you!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Everything is fine, thanks. I was just really stressed about my big move, but I'm here now and everything is great so far!

Amanda Davis said...

Aww i know people at work miss you. Where is the manager pic where you were gonna add our years together?

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

That's nice to hear! I can send you that picture--it's on my old phone.

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