Hey there, blog friends! I’m posting today with some semi-sad news, though I think it will be positive news in the long run.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed that it has become a hot mess recently. My posting schedule is inconsistent, I’m publishing less reviews, and my comments are going unanswered for weeks at a time.
None of this is due to a loss of interest in blogging. I absolutely love being a part of this community, and embarking on this journey is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
However, my life has become pretty hectic as of late. On top of working a full-time job, I’m writing for two websites – one of which I’m also on the social media team for. I also recently began an editing course with UC Berkeley in order to prepare myself for a career in professional editing. It’s a lot.
With all of this going on, my physical and mental health have been suffering. Doing so much at once is creating a great deal of stress in my life, and I’ve been sacrificing important things like exercise and eating well in order to keep up. My lifestyle has become unsustainable.
Bearing that in mind, I’ve decided to cut two time-consuming stressors out of my life, at least temporarily.
The first of these is job hunting. I’ve been searching for a role in a creative industry since January, and not much has come of it. The process has made me depressed and obsessive, and it’s seriously affecting both my health and my time management. So for the time being, I’m going to forego looking for a new position.
The second and more upsetting thing I’ll be taking a break from is this blog. With my posts being rushed and half-assed, this hobby is beginning to feel more like a chore than anything else. My focus is primarily on churning out content with no regard for whether or not I’m deriving enjoyment from it. And the enjoyment is why I do this.
I will 110% be returning to blogging in a few weeks. I just need a break.
I want to use the free time to refocus my vision for this website. I plan on returning to Peaks and Pages in June with fresh content, a consistent posting schedule, and a whole lot more energy.
In the meantime, you can totally still discuss books with me on Twitter and Goodreads. And depending on how long it takes to revamp my bookstagram, I may be posting to there before returning to blogging. So you can watch out for that.
I’ll miss you guys, but I’ll be back soon. Happy reading in the interim!