Why I Took a Break

I’m back!!!

I’ve come back from my little break, and I’m feeling much better, much more positive and ready to get back to blogging.

I just wanted to give a little explanation as to why I made the decision to take a little break.

This wasn’t a decision I came to lightly. I love my blog and I adore posting content for you all to read. And sharing how I may feel about something whether it’s a book or a certain situation.

However, the last few months for me have been a struggle. In April 2018, I basically wrote most of the years content with only a few gaps for other content that might have come up at that moment. So, I was completely on the ball. In August, I got a new job and I have been exhausted ever since. The job is over an hour’s commute (in the car) from home and it’s a more physical job than I’m use to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely loving my new job, but its been a lot to get use to.

So, with my new job, doing 12 Days of Blog/Vlogmas AND setting up my new YouTube channel, its been an exhausting couple of months. I’ve powered through, and I was completely fine until the Christmas break, and then I just slumped. Total life slump. I didn’t do much over the Christmas break except eat and spend a lot of time with family, which was great.

But when reality came back around in January and I had to go back to work on the 2nd, I had done absolutely NOTHING for my blog. Zero content lined up. And this was really stressing me out. I hurried my 2018 Wrap Up & 2019 Goals post out but then I was stumped. I knew what I wanted to write, I was just struggling for time to sit down and write it all. So, I made the decision to take a break and allow myself the chance to write at least a months’ worth of content so that I can always be ahead.

I just wanted to say that, as always, I really appreciate your patience with me, and your constant support. You’re all amazing. And I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all so thank you.

I hope you enjoy my content this year and there is a link below for my YouTube channel if you wanted to check it out.

Steph Loves Channel

Love always

Steph xoxo

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12 Comments

  1. January 20, 2019 / 11:00 am

    I felt exactly the same after Christmas. I wasn’t half as organised as you last year but I just found it really hard to get back into the swing of things. It’s good to see you back though.

    • Stephloves
      Author
      January 20, 2019 / 11:06 am

      Thank you so much lovely. I hope you manage to get back on top of things also 💕

  2. January 20, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    Welcome back! I took a break to I just couldn’t find the time with my new job now I figured out how to split my time I feel so much more positive about my blog and determined! Xx

  3. January 20, 2019 / 3:13 pm

    hope the break bought you what you needed and I look forward to reading more posts! 🙂 have a great week!

  4. January 20, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    Having a break is sometimes much needed! Blogging can get so exhausting at times and wow, it sounds like you had a busy year with a new job and a long drive each day. I’m glad you had a relaxing Christmas break, eating and family time sounds wonderful 🙂 Hope you have a fab 2019 Steph! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  5. Geraldine
    January 20, 2019 / 5:43 pm

    Late congratulations on your new job!! I have to commute just as far for my work and it is exhausting!! I totally get you. Sometimes a break is really what we need in order to be more inspired and come back with new ideas!

  6. January 20, 2019 / 7:25 pm

    I had a break October to January. Made it my goal for the year to be more proactive with my blog. Think everyone needs a break sometimes xx

  7. January 21, 2019 / 10:25 am

    Having a break from blogging can be so wonderful for the mind and soul, I am so happy to hear that you have came back positive and motivated. I hope blogging in 2019 is so much better for you lovely and I’m sending you all of the love. 🌸💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

  8. aisasami
    January 21, 2019 / 10:57 am

    I am going to give a virtual hug! You had so much going no and you stepped back and did the right thing, take a break. Can’t wait to see what you have on this blog!

    • Stephloves
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 11:32 am

      Aww bless you, thank you so much. That’s so sweet of you. 😊 Nice to have you on board 💕

  9. January 22, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    I am new to your blog but eager to see what you have in store for the new year. Everyone needs a little break now and then. We hit ours the end of 2018. We were a solo-book blog and tried to start up a food blog and run both at the same time. Long story short, we are now a mom-lifestyle blog that covers ALL our interests and it has renewed passion for our blog again! I hope you are able to keep the spark you need this time around 🙂 Your blog looks great!

  10. January 24, 2019 / 4:35 pm

    i relate to this a lot, still trying to get on top of things now im working more hours ;;
    heres to a good year of blogging in 2019

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