I started this blog nearly three years ago. I'd gone to a writing conference with a friend and came back with my brain swirling and inspired with advice about "building a platform" and "practicing my craft." Start blogging, they all said. So I did.
As I eased my way out of seminary classes, I devoted more time to this blog. For over two years, I've written and posted here almost every week - sometimes up to four times a week! And I've loved it. It keeps me accountable and attentive. It gives me space to practice writing and share the ideas I can't get out of my head. It's opened up doors to correspond with some of you.
But as we've had several big things collide in our world, and as I look forward to summers trips and events, I've decided it's time to take a little break. I've been finding lately that I've been doing too many things. I need a little space for my mind and creativity to recharge. This is why I am taking a blogging sabbatical for the rest of the summer.
Have no fear - I'll be back at the beginning of September! Until then, I'll be devoting myself to New England's fresh summer air and to my research for my forthcoming book. I will continue to send out my monthly newsletter updates, so if you haven't subscribed yet, do that here.
Do you need a break, my friend? Is there a way for you to unplug a bit this summer as well? I'd invite you to join me. Unplug from your phone or from social media. Take some time to refresh your mind, your spirit, and your body. Spend time with your loved ones and friends - or, if you're an introvert, by yourself. Give yourself permission to stop doing, stop juggling...and rest.
"Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength. … In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less." - Charles Spurgeon