Eheh, yeah, I need another hiatus… my hands flared up again and I’m just not able to keep up with everything at the moment. I really wish blogging wasn’t what I needed to take a break from especially when I pretty much just came off a hiatus recently, but it can’t be helped.
I am a self-diagnosed mental illness warrior, I battle depression, social anxiety, and anxiety. I don’t say this to receive pity or attention, I’m saying it in the hopes that anyone reading my blog who maybe hasn’t had the courage to face their mental struggles will see that they’re not alone. My God is bigger than any mental illness and maybe this won’t ever go away, but I choose to stand on His faithfulness, especially when I can’t trust my thoughts and emotions.
Another reason I’m bringing it up is because it’s contributing to my need for a hiatus. I’ve recently come out of a really bad bout of depression and almost had a mental breakdown over the past two weeks. I’m still working on two short stories I’m planning to submit to two different anthologies, one is nearing completion but the other needs a complete rewrite. And I’m balancing my writing life with my new freelance business, as well as keeping up with my Wilting Rose work AND still have a social and family life. O.O
I just need a break to clear my thoughts, get a plan in order, and maybe take the time to finally write posts ahead of time rather than the night before… >.> I’m not sure if when I return I’ll go back to posting once a week or go to every other week. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. 😉
Thank you all, my dear readers, for being so supportive and understanding. I can’t wait to “see” you all again in hopefully just a couple weeks! ❤
Love y’all and “see” you soon. *hugs*
9 thoughts on “Hiatus Notice”
I’m so sorry you’re struggling. I know what that feels like! I’ll be praying for you! ❤
Aww, Jen. So sorry to hear about the battles you’re facing. I’ll be praying and we definitely do serve a God who is bigger than everything else. As someone who’s dealt with both types of anxiety, I can empathize. You’re doing what you need to do by cutting back, even if it is hard about pausing your blog.
And your KDWC story is wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed it and am eagerly awaiting more about these delightful characters. ❤ Keep relying on God and don't forget we're supporting you every step of the way.
There is absolutely NO shame in needing to step back from things, ESPECIALLY during a hard and busy season in life. I’m more and more realizing the importance of cutting back and prioritizing.
I’m so sorry you’ve been dealing with so much right now, but you’re so brave to speak about it. I know it’s always a comfort to see we’re not alone in our hardships. I’m praying for you, sweet friend, and I do hope you’ll be kind to yourself through it all. Love you, Jen! ❤
Aw Jen I’m so sorry to hear about this. All I want to say is that you are really and truly an amazing person ❤️
Praying for you, Jen! Please take care of yourself first. I admire your strength in being so open to others who may be struggling with the same thing. 💗
Aww, I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through so much! It’s so hard, I know from personal experience, to step back from things you are genuinely enjoying and also not being able to do all the things like you use to. It’s quite frustrating and discouraging but you are doing so well and as you mentioned, God’s with you and He’s got you! I’m praying for you my friend! ❤ ❤ ❤
Hugs and prayers, friend! ❤ You're a beautiful person, and I admire your heart for God and others. ❤
I’m praying for you, Jen!❤🙏❤🙏 And I hope things get better for you soon! *gives you a big hug* Love you, girl!!!<333
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