If you hadn’t noticed, things have been quiet around here lately. I didn’t plan to take a break from blogging, but it happened anyway.
And that’s okay.
We need breaks from time to time. We need to relax, to take some deep breaths, and to recharge. We need to try new things, and experience new experiences.
Above all, we need to live.
It’s so easy to get lock into writing. To focus on word counts and deadlines. It’a even easier to get caught up in the business of writing. To spend more time on social media trying to be heard above the din of voices.
We spend so much time on output, we forget about input. Reading a book, taking a walk, singing, or playing a musical instrument. Talking to our friends, engaging with our partners, or playing with our kids. And then we wonder why the output stops.
No input, no output.
No living, no life.
That’s why we have to take breaks, and that’s why the blog has slowed down and why it will pick up again once I am filled.
And this week, a two-for one (to catch up with both online communities):