I haven't taken a planned week off from the blog - at least not that I can recall - since I first started writing A Midwestern Girl in Cowboy Country (which eventually became Chasing Roots) almost 11 years ago. I took a week-long break about four years ago when I had the flu, and then I took another week-long break last February when we didn't have power or internet due to the snowpocalypse, but those brief hiatuses were somewhat forced upon me. This hiatus - the one I've decided to take this week between Christmas and New Years's - is a little different because in reality I could keep the posts coming. But this hiatus is also kind of the same, because it's being somewhat forced upon me...by myself.
My job isn't particularly stressful, especially when I plan ahead and stay organized. But it's always there. I always have posts to write and share, photos to take and edit, videos to upload and download, deadlines looming. So this week, even though I'll still be writing and editing and organizing, I'm going to give myself a break from the posting part of the job.
Thanks for understanding, and please, come back and read me in 2022.