Many of you have engaged my blog now for over three years, others of you have stumbled upon my journey more recently…whether long-time readers or new, and whether known to me or not, your desire to engage the depths of my heart has been a true gift.
But now I must confess, somewhere along this path I feel as though I lost my grip on what originally compelled me to write—what was once simply my raw, honest thoughts made public, at times became an effort to please my readers and was periodically driven by pressure to keep people engaged. I began to care too much about what others think when I write.
I am acutely aware of my need to get back to the raw, honest journaling that originally brought life to my soul. And the best way I know how to do that is to remove those temptations to “please” and get back to simple, private writing for personal growth and expression.
For quite some time I have been contemplating a blog-writing sabbatical, but recent circumstances have confirmed to me that now is the time to take a break.
So I am planning an indefinite blogging hiatus; I don’t know if it will be weeks or months but I am going to take time to refocus my writing. At some point I expect I will begin blogging again, though I know not the form or function, but for now I am putting things on hold.
Though I am confident I am making the right decision, it carries great weight for me and I am saddened by the possibility of losing connection to you, my readers, but more than anything I pray I might be able to see God move and work anew, hoping to have a renewed sense of purpose when I return.
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Most of all, I want to underscore how valuable your support as a reader has been to me, and in many ways has upheld me on this incredibly difficult path I’ve been walking. As I ask God to speak deeply to my heart during this time, my prayer is that he will do the same for each of you.
With much love and gratitude,