Whenever bloggers take an unintentional break, they're so quick to apologize for being away. I don't think it's necessary. We all know that things happen and life can sometimes get in the way. Besides, blogging is supposed to be a creative outlet, not a source of guilt.
I've been taking some much-needed "me" time. This past year has been so full of changes, both personally and professionally. We've been promoted, moved, got a puppy, traveled, and the list goes on and on. And truthfully, it was all a bit overwhelming to me. The pressure to do everything perfectly right away was too much. And so I've been taking it easy, and taking care of myself.Reading, writing, reflecting, accepting and forgiving.
I know it's easy to feel like devoting so much time to yourself is being selfish. When we're out of sorts, we're no good to anybody. Realizing that we're off-kilter and taking strides to fix that is a generous act, in fact.
I hope all is well with everyone, and I hope you'll all take a little time to be selfish.