My blogging break turned into a break for a few months, incorporating the entire summer. Was I creative? Yes. Did I document it? Sometimes. What have I been up to? Tons!
Although I didn’t announce it on the blog, I’m sure you’ve figured out that I decided to take a blogging break. Why? Well, there were some negative things going on and I really don’t like adding negativity in my life, so taking a break was my answer.
People were copying (verbatim, pictures and all) my posts. Not cool, fellow bloggers. Not cool.
Notices were issued and some complied. Some were “convinced” that legal issues weren’t in their best interest. That took a lot of time and even more of my patience (and kind of a ding to my faith in humanity), so I needed a blogging break.
I was also getting tons of “bloggers work for free, right?” emails. Sure, we work for free and the 9 hours of us working on a post for you will come with a small surcharge of $1500. Thanks and I hope to hear back soon. Because I really, really, really wanted to send that response, I needed a blogging break.
Mostly I took a blogging break for positive reasons. Summer in Seattle is an amazing time: everything is gorgeous, green, and inspiring! Here in the Emerald City, summers are warm but not too hot to actually enjoy the outdoors. Plus, I had all of these amazing things to do before my little one started preschool and everything changes:
Beaches, mountain trails, and even our own backyard – we spent tons of time just soaking up our own family.
It was three years in the making, but our little one got her first haircut. Ever. Yes, that’s her ‘on the phone’ telling her friends about her big day.
The little one took a while to get comfortable, but she’s now riding her balance bike like she was racing in the Tour de France!
The 3 year old discovered Legos this summer and now we’re swimming in them. I’m sure some Lego crafts will be coming your way soon for our little master builder! And that hamburger was created by a real master builder for the newest Lego store here in Seattle, which is now Elise’s favorite place!
I have gotten back into running and I’ve been doing quite a lot of it these past few months. Running outside in the Pacific North West summer is a must, and with a view like this, who would want to stay inside at dawn?
As always, I have been creative but I’ve only chosen to document some of it. I’ll be sharing with you soon because I have tons of drafts of crafts and recipes in One Note from before the break and even a few that I’ve been working on the past couple of weeks.
If we’re connected on Instagram, you’ve seen some of the amazing fun we’ve had this summer. If we’re not buds on Instagram, pop on over here and let’s be IG friends!
Taking this summer was just what I needed. Having said that, it’s darn good to be back! What have you been up to this summer?