Hello, my lovelies! I just wanted you all to know that I’m taking a mini-hiatus as from today (Monday 11th April 2022).
I’m in the middle of a blogging/life dilemma. Yes, yes, I know, stereotypical midlife crisis from this menopausal book blogger! Lol!
What’s a blogging hiatus?
A hiatus is an extended period of time away from blogging and sometimes they are necessary because of health or personal life issues.
Many of you have taken a hiatus from blogging while you get yourself together. It’s easy to feel a lot of pressure to post regularly, so a hiatus can be a good way to reset and recharge; it’s important for our mental health. Those of you who have already taken a hiatus has come back saying that the break was just what you needed.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to step back from Flora’s Musings and use the next few weeks to re-evaluate some issues.
The main issues I’m deliberating over include:
My Physical Health.
I talked about my struggles with ocular migraines in my Monthly Round-up posts. My doctor advised me to dramatically reduce screen time, hence the switch to audiobooks and sporadic blog-hopping. I’m drastically overweight and need to pull my head out of the sand and do something about it. Plus, although I’m taking HRT medication to negate these bloody menopausal symptoms, I’m still fighting hot flashes, night sweats, and feelings of being overwhelmed.
My Mental Health.
Let’s face it, it’s been a shitty couple of years for all of us. Hubby has lost his job twice in the last four years, and my role as a teaching assistant has been getting more and more stressful. I have to work on my time management skills! It feels as though I’m always playing catch up. I understand that I can’t do everything, but in my procrastinating, I feel as though I’m not getting anything done.
Blogging about the audiobooks I listen to takes up most of my non-working time. As it stands, you can find reviews for every single audiobook I listen to here on my blog. I took part in Book Bloggers Unveiled back in February and while answering Kim’s blogging questionnaire, I started thinking about what my aspirations for Flora’s Musing are. While leaving reviews for authors is at the core of being a book blogger, I’m wondering whether my blog should have a broader range of posts.
If you are interested in what I’m listening to, don’t panic. I’ll still be loitering around on Twitter and will continue to share my reviews on Amazon (a few more likes would help my Amazon rating as a reviewer).
So, there are a few scheduled posts that are in the queue ready to go live, but apart from that, I won’t be blogging. Taking this time off will be good for me and Flora’s Musings. I hope you all understand 🙂 and will still be there when I come back.
I look forward to seeing you all again when Flora’s Musings is back (in whatever form that takes). 🙂
Bye for now,