Jan 19, 2015

Scatterbrained

My brain has been a scattered mess to start this new year it seems. This is supposed to be the time for organization but my brain has definitely not gotten that memo. I kid you not, I think I got less than 2 hours of sleep last night simply because I couldn't shut my brain down. It was like my mind was on overdrive and totally spinning out of control no matter how many times I told myself to just fall asleep already! That also could have something to do with the fact that I had an evening cup of coffee, but that's up for debate.

My point is this- a scattered brain equals a scattered blog. This blog has been feeling like it's in limbo  lately because I feel like I'm in limbo. I'm in that weird phase of life where I don't know where it's going and I also don't have some big life event/change going on. I've been working the same job for five-and-a-half years, so no news there. Our debt is paid off so Sallie & Perkins are taking some time off before deciding if/when they'll come back to visit the blog. There a dozen house projects we want to get started on but it's January, it's cold and it's easy to just want to snuggle up with movies rather than bust out the power tools and paint.

So that explains my accidental disappearance last week. Not that many (if any!) of you noticed, but I just couldn't make blogging happen last week. I sat down once or twice with a half-hearted attempt at it and realized nothing good comes of trying to force a post. Everything I typed felt like a lie, everything felt boring, I just wasn't feeling it. I've definitely been in a funk and just haven't felt like sharing a lot of what is going on. So, I simply didn't.

It was nice to semi-unplug from the world of blogging while I dealt with personal issues and feelings I had going on. While I like to be open on this blog, there is a time and place to share everything- but now it not that time. This post got pretty serious for a Monday, but please, no worrying about me or anything of that nature. I'm just in one of those weird seasons of life, I suppose. One that I know God will get me through if I can just hang on in the meantime.

A week "off" from blogging and most of social media definitely helped though. And you know what else helped? The spontaneous weekend getaway Jared planned- more on that, tomorrow :) Who knows if this blog post even made sense... but sometimes you just need to write and not care if it does.

25 comments:

  1. Sometimes a "break" is in order to reset. I'm glad Jared knew exactly what you needed right when you needed it. So good that even when we're unsure where life's going to take us...we've got a God going before us through all of it :) love you!!

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  2. Blogging breaks are good for the heart ;) Can't wait to hear about your weekend getaway that Jared planned. How perfect! Praying for you! :)

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  3. First off, your new design is adorable. Second, the way I see it, this is your blog and you can do anything with it, whether it be a scatterbrained post or taking a break. Either we'll all still be here waiting for you and loving you. :)

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  4. I am glad you took a break to get your blogging mojo back! Sometimes it's necessary to just eliminate all the things in life that aren't mandatory so you can reset. I do, however, hope the break is over bcs I love you and your posts! :)

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  5. I feel you lady, I had that a few weeks ago. Just didn't have anything to say so I didn't say anything at all. No sweat, we will be here when you get back.

    I feel you, too, on the scatterbrained feeling. We've been on the move so much since the holidays and I just haven't had time to get organized like I wanted. It's frustrating, but I'll get there and so will you. one day at a time.

    Praying for you and your 'stuff'. <3

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  6. I think blogging breaks are a necessity and we all need to stop feeling so guilty or unproductive when we don't post for a little bit. Taking a step back is a good thing. I hope you have a fabulous week and I can't wait to hear about your impromptu weekend getaway!

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  7. I totally get what you are saying about not having any major life changing events going on to have inspiration of things you want to talk about in blog land. Sometimes we just need to take some time to ourselves. :) Hope you have a great week!

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  8. I've definitely taken breaks from blogging before & they do feel good. When you come back you KNOW you want to be back & you feel like you have things to say again.

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  9. I HATE when I can't shut my brain down! That's why I need to stay away from caffeine and also workout occasionally, just to keep my sanity!

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  10. I completely understand how you're feeling! I'm feeling so scatterbrained lately too and I don't know how to fix it!

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  11. breaking from blogging anytime is so good! Enjoy the rest!

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  12. I completely understand, girl! I feel like I haven't had time to focus on blogging, and when I do, I just want to sit and do nothing. So glad you're not forcing yourself to write--write when you want to. :)

    LOVE your design, by the way!

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  13. I definitely noticed as I check your blog every morning and have missed you! But I'm glad you were able to take a break from it. I hope you have a good week and can't wait to read about your surprise weekend!

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  14. Do what you need to do for you, sweet girl!!!
    We've all been there!!! If you need some motivation - check out my new link-up on Monday's!!! :)

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  15. I wondered where you were and then saw you pop up on IG.

    I never ask people OMG WHERE ARE YOU when the blog is missing, because sometimes, life is happening. Or not.

    Looking forward to hearing about your weekend getaway!

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  16. i noticed :) but like steph said - i rarely ask (unless it's been months and i am worried about the person lol) because life happens. sometimes you need a break!

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  17. You know, I was kinda in that funk too with my blog, I didn't know what to write & when I would write it didn't seem to go anywhere. So, a break is good for the body & soul. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  18. Time away from social media helps SO much! I took a break from FB and I'm thinking I might need to take a break from the blog soon. Sometimes we just need a break and that's totally understandable! I know what you mean about no major life events happening! My life is pretty boring and I actually love it that way because I love routine. But it does make it hard to come up with stuff to write about! ;)

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  19. So, I did notice you were gone, and not to sound like a stalker, but I totally looked you up on Twitter just to make sure you were alive. Is it weird I think about that sometimes? Like, a blogger could die and then what happens? Weird. Anyway, I'm glad you're not dead. Breaks can be good. Cutting back to only blogging a few times a week has been on of the best decisions ever. Sometimes it's just too much! And as boring as it may feel, sometimes nothing going on is better than the alternative :)

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  20. I noticed you were gone, you're one of my favorite positive reads daily! I'm sorry you're going through a rough time, but remember you aren't alone, and God will guide you through it all!! x

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  21. I noticed! I'm like Amanda and always worry about bloggers if they suddenly disappear but knew that Kayla wouldn't have been posting like normal if something had happened to you

    PS. LOVE your new design! When I'm off my spending freeze and ready for a redesign you'll be my person!

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  22. You were absolutely missed and I'm quite certain lots of people noticed!! I almost sent you an email, but I hesitate with those sometimes because I don't want to be nosey :)

    I think unplugging is extremely important during times like these. It's great that you know when you need a break and when also when you need to hold back from the internet. Some things are better kept private, even just for the time being while you process. When you post in the thick of things, you often regret what you said! So bravo, lady!

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  23. I definitely noticed you took a break - and even checked your Twitter to make sure you were at least still there. Haha...I don't blame you ONE BIT for taking a bit of a blogging break. I do that ALL THE TIME. If I feel obligated to post on a regular schedule, I get angry and the quality of my posts decline. When I'm struggling in my REAL life, I put my blog life on the back burner. It's that simple. So, you do you and don't worry about not making sense in posts. It makes total sense to me! I hope you're feeling refreshed after your awesome vacation!

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  24. I totally noticed! I've been thinking of you!! I assumed you needed some time off for personal reasons. I hope you're feeling rejuvenated after your amazing weekend away! I always HATE going through a funk- it always takes me so long to snap out of it! Once again, I totally wish we lived close so I could give you a hug!

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  25. It is much needed sometimes to just step away from everything. You come back ready to rock and roll and will find your voice again. I love coming to read your posts (even if i get to them really late at night) and I love keeping up with what's going on, tips and tricks for debt, and just getting to keep up with you and Jared.

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