No, this is not clickbait. This is me saying I need a break from blogging. I’ve shared quite a few posts lately about struggle, and I think it’s time I take a step back from this life and focus on my real one.
A few weeks ago when my mom mentioned taking a step back, I was nearly offended. I would never stop blogging, especially because I’ve never missed a posting day since I decided to really vamp this thing up in November 2016 (type A). However, I’ve been different in the last few months. Very stressed out, sad for no reason, unloved and like-hungry. It’s taken a toll on my life and it has impacted those around me.
The more I thought about taking a break, the more it made sense. I’ve spent too much time behind a computer and not enough living like a 24 year old should. I’ve volunteered myself to spend around 15 hours a week on my blog–which I absolutely love doing. I find myself wishing I had time to join a workout class, explore OKC and make new friends. In this phase of life, sitting behind a computer isn’t the way to flourish and have experiences and live freely on my own free time.
I chose to do this blog, but right now I am choosing something else. I’m choosing new memories, new experiences and new friends! This isn’t a sob story, but rather one of empowerment. No matter how much you love or enjoy something, when it’s affecting your (dare I say) mental health and those around you, it’s time to reevaluate.
I highly doubt this is an eternal sabbatical. Blogging is in my blood! But who knows, God may have other plans. This chapter of my life may be over or this break could just be the beginning! I could come back a rejuvenated person with new perspective, goals and a new song to sing. Regardless, I’m proud of what I’ve done on here and I am SO thankful for you reading my posts and walking this journey with me.
I hope to talk to you soon!
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:1-3
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Holly Hoehner has her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma. She considers herself more of a Russell Westbrook than a Kevin Durant and enjoys learning about and participating in the digital age, blogging about anything that comes to her mind and creating witty Instagram captions. Holly was raised a die-hard Sooner fan in Edmond, OK.