16 thoughts on “Taking A Hiatus

  1. Alex

    All the best, Ari! You have my support. I cannot imagine how stressful it has been. I know that, for me, social media has been stressful too, and I am not on it as much as I once was (I used to check way more posts but have cut it down). I’m glad you’re taking a break to refresh and recharge.
    I love your newsletters, my friend. And, we’ll stay in touch via email (though I know we’ve had a few threads, so I’m trying to be mindful of that too). No pressure to respond, my friend. It’s always a joy to hear from you.
    Much love and support, my friend. Take care.

  2. You need this – you have had a stressful last few years Ari. I am guilty of all these social media things, except the smartphone – you and I chatted about that as I’m only using a flip phone. I was three days behind responding to comments – never went that long, but bad weather and literally falling asleep at the keyboard with these people and their non-stop firecrackers long into the morning – grrrr. I am grateful for the long weekend, but need more. May you get out in nature and take more pictures, enjoy yourself and leave social media behind in the dust. Enjoy your blogging and social media break Ari!

    1. Thank you, Linda. I got behind replying to comments myself and have just come on to catch up before I am off for a while.

      I plan on taking lots of pictures, writing lots of scenes and rebalancing myself. Here’s to finding some peace 🙂

      Take care

  3. It’s amazing how much we all hate social media and yet spend time being on it! I think it’s a great idea to take a break from it all. The older I get the more stuff I want to trim from my day that isn’t productive or gives me the “warm fuzzies”. I will miss your blog, but I know not seeing it means you’re spending your time on something else which is probably more worthwhile.

    1. Exactly! I swear we are all addicted to it and it’s not even giving us any real enjoyment. How depressing. I am hoping this time away works in my favour.

      Hopefully, we can still have some zoom.

      Take care ~Ari

  4. Good for you, Ari! There is so much drama online, and I’m feeling a lot of the same feelings about it all that you mentioned. I’ll miss seeing your blog pop up (though I’ve been an infrequent follower for everyone of late with all of the craziness) but I hope that this time is a wonderful chance to refocus and re-find the things that bring joy to your creative endeavors!

    1. Thank you, Anne. I am hopeful that it will do me a world of good and when I come back I’ll have some better systems, habits and routines to help keep me on track from then on.

      Just finishing replying to messages and then I’ll be off to do other things. 🙂 Take care

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