Sometimes You Just Need a Break

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”~Anne Lamott

I love writing. I love it so much I read stuff writers write about writing. Like Anne Lamott, Annie Dillard, Steven Pressfield and Stephen King. When I’m in front of the computer creating a new post, I’m totally in my happy place. I’m so absorbed in my work that hours melt. I love sharing my heart and encouraging you. It brings me great joy.

I will tell you this, though. Writing a typical article is a lot like cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Days of planning, hours of cooking and the whole things takes about 15 minutes to consume. Give me a break, right? Except in the case of a blog post, I count myself lucky to hold a reader’s attention for three minutes.

Since I began writing regularly one year ago, I have written and posted 104 times. Each post is about 650 words long, down considerably from when I first began. On purpose. If you whip out your calculator, you’ll come up with a number of about 68,000 words, probably more. That is more words than are contained in an average novel. And that’s a lot of words.

There is Power in a Pause

Beginning today, I’ll be taking a break from writing for a spell while I recharge my batteries. Unplug, recharge my batteries and reset my compass. Control+Alt+Delete, clear the cache. You know, all that reboot stuff. I plan to come back fresh as a daisy with loads of great ideas to share. I’ll reach out to you as soon as I hit “resume.”

If you need to get in touch, you can reach me at bjstreff@gmail.com. In the meantime, I welcome your thoughts and suggestions. I want to hear what you want to read and learn about and how I can best provide value to your daily living. I look forward to your ideas!

See you soon.

“It’s okay to be a glow-stick: sometimes we need to break before we shine.”~Unknown

6Comments

  • Gail

    Take good care of yourself — I’ll miss you blogs, your ideas, your bubbling enthusiasm for writing! Hoping you’ll be back sooner than later…

  • Mary Jane Skala

    I will miss reading you. Your lovely, peaceful words greet me every Monday and Thursday morning. I understand and applaud your need to take a break and re-fill your gas tank. Enjoy.

    Then hurry back!

    Mary Jane

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