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Taking A Break From Taking A “Break”

It’s a word that can have many different connotations:


A break can be a pleasant, restful time. It can be a time to re-connect with friends and loved ones, to re-energize, and to heal.

On the other hand, the word “break” can have far lest restful meanings. Confronting a significant challenge can make you feel as if you might “break”. Something upsetting or troubling can “break” your heart. Someone can “break” a promise or fail to meet an obligation or responsibility. Someone can “break” your trust. Bad news can “break”. Someone can do something that possibly even “breaks” the law which puts people in danger.

From the time that I started writing a blog in June 2008, I have never taken an entire month’s “break”… until now. It wasn’t a planned “break”. I don’t know when I will be able to get “back to normal”. I haven’t even felt I had the luxury of writing a quick update before now because I have been focusing my energy on a complex, maddening problem that has made it difficult for me to remember all that I know about the importance of self-care. Finding the time to eat and sleep properly has been difficult. I have had to force myself to do so. Sometimes in life, things crop up that we didn’t count on, want, or predict.

So, I wanted to take just a moment today to say that I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I haven’t abandoned it. Recently, I have just been focusing my energy on other things. How long I will continue to feel the need to do that remains to be seen. I will try to post some sort of brief updates like this when I am able. I’m not sure how often that will be or when things will calm down. I’m not sure when I will truly get to take a break from my “break”. It doesn’t look like I will be able to elaborate much further about what has taken my attention offline. This is for a multitude of reasons. All I can really say is that it may keep taking my attention for some time to come. I wish I could better explain things but I don’t really see how I can.

For those whose blog comments have gotten held up in moderation or to whom I didn’t reply promptly (especially those who are new to this blog and unaware that this is not how I usually do things), I’m sorry for the delay. Please do keep your blog comments coming and I will post them as I am able. I may have to skip individualized replies to them (at least in some cases), depending on the content of them and how I’m doing on time. I apologize for this disruption in how things are normally done but I am all-too-aware that I only have so much energy to spend and just about all of it is going offline at this time.

Last but not least, I wanted to mention that the endometriosis awareness petition is just two signatures shy of 1,000 now! For those of you who are not aware, anyone can sign this petition in support of the millions of women and girls (like me) who have endometriosis. One does not need to be an endometriosis patient to sign it. So, please share the link to it (above) on Facebook and Twitter and let’s see how quickly we can surpass 1,000 signatures in support of endometriosis awareness! Thank you!


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1 DarleneNo Gravatar { 02.11.12 at 12:13 am }

Jeanne, there are always going to be times that it will be necessary for you to tend to your own life and needs. We all appreciate you! I know that I do. Try not to stress out about taking a little time away from your blog. You will be back when it’s best for you. <3<3

2 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 02.12.12 at 1:50 am }

Only truly awesome people take breaks from blogging to deal with real life issues.

We lived before there were blogs — yes, hard to believe, I know! 🙂 And blogs will always be here for us when we take breaks from breaks, I’m finding as I’ve been posting and commenting less.

Whatever it is that’s so maddening IRL, I know you are giving it great care to resolve. And I wish you peace and rest with it. And yes, some veggies now and then. And quiet moments just to breathe and be.

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3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 03.05.12 at 11:13 pm }


Miss you!!


Miss you too!!



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