I suspect this will come as no surprise to anyone, but I am going to go on radio silence until the new year. I need to take a break, reflect on things, and completely recharge for 2016 in all aspects of my life. I am batting around ideas for my word for 2016 and want to decide how to incorporate that into this little website of mine. I want to establish my goals for 2016 and potentially create a visual board to guide me. I want to do all of this deliberately, without slapping it all together at the last minute. Things have been so rushed and out of control lately that I just want to recenter my life as the new year approaches. ‘Tis the season for such reflection, after all.
I am not going away completely for the next two weeks. I will still be around on social media; you can follow me on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter at @whatsheread. Plus, I will be working through my email in-box and leaving comments. You might even see some maintenance posts over the next two weeks as I look to start the new year cleanly.
I just really need a break. I am not taking off any extra days from work, so I want to make full use of what little time off I have to start 2016 properly. More importantly, I want to get my life back on track. 2016 is a huge milestone birthday for me, and I want to achieve it with dignity and grace. Taking some time for myself before the start of the year is the first step.
I love you all and look forward to being able to provide you with more regular content and lots of goodies in 2016. Have a wonderful Christmas, if you celebrate it, and a fantastic New Year’s!
I agree with you about Kate Morton’s The Lake House. It wasn’t my favorite but still very good. A little too neat of an ending for me.
Exactly. And one that I could see coming from a mile away – which I really did not like.
Hope your break gives you the time to renew, review, and relax!
Enjoy your break! I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a peaceful post-Christmas week!
Okie dokie! Catch ya on those other places….
I so completely understand the need for a break- and your year has been especially full. I hope this holiday season is a time of refreshing and renewal for you. Merry Christmas!
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Michelle! Taking time to reflect and plan for the new year sounds perfect to me. Enjoy your break and the holidays with your sweet family!
Oh yes, I get it. Well, I hope you have a fabulous Christmas. I will be doing things a little differently in 2016 as well. I’ve only been off for a little bit and I’ve already decided that I am doing life all wrong.
Happy Holidays, enjoy planning to make it a smoother transition for what is next.
I am trying to do that at work and my yoga business. Plus I have a goal for my book blog also, i’m taking that a little slower and trying to rebuild my blogging network.
See you soon.
Thanks, Marce! I know I will come back full of enthusiasm and plans!
I like this plan. I’m sort of doing that too, with only a few posts planned, and I’m using this coming weekend to work on my One Word too. My wife and I are using this: http://www.susannahconway.com/2015/12/were-coming-for-you-2016/ and you, being a journaler, might find it useful too. It might be too much, but I thought I’d share anyway in case you’re interested. Another blogger (Molly from The Sunday Salon) introduced me to it and my wife and I printed off copies to use.
Thanks, Bryan! This is awesome! I am 95 percent certain of my word, but I already clicked on the link to sign up for the process to see if I ultimately come up with a different word that would better fit. I am excited about this whole process and journey!!
Taking a break sounds like a wise move for you. Hope it’s rejuvenating. I just selected a word for the year for the first time.
This will be my first year selecting a word too. I am really looking forward to it but just need to finish up my vision board.