Monday, January 25, 2010

All Over The Place

For the past few weeks my head and my heart have been in two different places. My head races though a multitude of projects I need to tackle,  for one reason or another my heart hasn't been up to the challenge. I've felt distracted, unsure, and even perhaps a tad bit melancholy. While I hoped and tried to chalk it up to the weather, I know thats not the only thing bothering me.

Typically when I need to sort things out my first inclination is to sit and write. Writing allows me to get my thoughts out of my head, so I can visualize what it is I'm thinking and feeling. However, it seems every time I sit down to type out  my thoughts I stare at the white, blank screen with the blinking cursor far too long before wandering off to Facebook or twitter. The words just don't come as readily as they should.  Writing is my release. In this moment however, while my head tells me I should write, my heart just isn't feeling it.

Its tough to write when your head and heart aren't in the same place. That said, I've decided to step away from my blog for a week or so. I feel like I need to regroup and refocus. I need to get my head in order. I need to release some things from my heart. But most importantly, I need to get the two reigned in, back to the same place. Thankfully, I have some wonderful friends who I called upon last week for help. They'll be sharing some of their thoughts with you over the next few days while I work on getting my head and heart cohesively functioning together instead of being at odds.

23 comments:

Ashley said...

Enjoy your break, Mandy. I hope it's peaceful and productive for you.

Kyla Roma said...

Enjoy your break miss, this sounds like a very well deserved break <3

Fritz said...

that sounds like a good plan, perhaps writing in a book, with paper and a pen may help? enjoy your time off and of course i will look forward to next week!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Enjoy the break - I know what you mean about needing to get your head & heart in the same place!

Kay* said...

take all the time you need! we'll still be here when you get back :)

Elle Bee... said...

Let me know if you need someone to chat with!

Enjoy your break doll. xo

Jenn said...

Enjoy your break - hopefully it's exactly what you need to recharge and refuel yourself!!

Pam said...

Have a nice break. I'll miss your posts...

Nora said...

A blogcation is much needed from time to time.

I know how you feel... I literally *forced* myself to write the Three Months post last week and honestly? I was a shaking mess before I typed it, while typing it and after I posted it as I had no idea what to expect from my readers, but it helped and I'm able to now tackle the next thing that's swirling around in my head.

I know how you feel... that's the bottom line here =)

Little Fish said...

Relax, regroup, celebrate being Mandy.

Hugs.

Frank said...

I know that feeling well. Don't be away too long now.

lbluca77 said...

Breaks are so needed sometimes. Or else one just ends up writing stuff that they don't like.

Enjoy your break and please make sure you come back.

Adventures In China said...

I have felt similarly in the past. We all need that time to step back and reflect and put our hearts and minds back in their rightful places. Writing is an excellent therapy, isn't it? It's what I do, too.

Looking forward to seeing you again!

chickbug said...

I know the exact feeling. Hope this break brings some rest, relaxation and inspriration.

Lys said...

i'm trying to come back from my longest break yet, but it feels good just to know that i can do it. take as long as you need :)

MeLaNiE said...

It's always good to take breaks! Enjoy!

Bayjb said...

It's always good to take breaks. I'll be here waiting when you get back :) I always love your tweets and writing so I hope you're not gone for too long :) Selfishly of course

Ohmygoshi said...

I know exactly how you feel! I'm just now getting into a regular blogging rhythm, and it's still difficult. Don't put too much thought on trying to force a blog post. Step back, and relax, and they'll come to you :)

amanda said...

sometimes taking a step back is exactly what one needs. i couldn't agree more. enjoy your mini hiatus from blog world. clear your head and dance like crazy! dancing is always a nice outlet!

xoxoxo

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Sometimes, we just need to be in order to figure it all out. I've learned that if the answers aren't coming to me when I'm thinking and analyzing, then it's time to step away. Eventually I have my a-ha moment and know I'm back in alignment. I hope this break brings the same for you.

Auburn Kat said...

I've had absolutely NO motivation to write lately at all....

erinuncensored said...

enjoy your break. i hope it helps! come back soon...

gemmy from the block said...

enjoy a much deserved break mandy!