Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Taking a Blog Break

I've been contemplating a blog break for several weeks now. I love it here in blogland; I've met so many lovely people, read so many lovely things, and wrote so many random and/or pathetic things, so I don't think I want to shut down and exit entirely, but there are some other factors that have been weighing in as well:
  • My husband is sick of my laptop. (Although it's very common for him to be sitting on the other side of the couch on his own laptop.)
  • I'm kinda sick of my laptop. Between school, work, and home, I'm on this thing a lot.
  • It is waaay too easy for me to get sucked in and blog-hop on indefinitely while time passes by without me noticing.
  • I'm piddling around with my little races and whatnot now, but I'm really not doing anything that exciting or blog-worthy in the running arena right now.
  • It's summertime and I want to be out and about (or cleaning out closets or other such exciting things!)
I was still on the fence until today. You may recall that I'm a elementary school teacher. I'm on my feet almost all day, every day (yes, even during lunch) and though I may check my email and update my website while my students are at the library or whatnot, I'm rarely just sitting in front of a screen for more than 15 minutes at a time.

Well, it's summertime, of course, which means I'm not teaching and I just started working on my grad school internship. Over the course of the summer, I'll be organizing web resources for teachers, students, and parents for my school district and I'm extremely excited about the process and the outcome.

Today, though, on my first full day, I had a very quick realization, "Wow...I'm just going to be sitting in front of my laptop allllll day long. Is this what most jobs are like?" It's not necessarily bad, because I'm really enjoying the project I'm working on, but once I closed that laptop at the end of the day, I did not want to open it again for any reason whatsoever.

So, that pretty much sealed the deal. I'm sure I'll still do a least a little blog lurking (you know I couldn't quit cold turkey, right?) and who knows, I just might not be able to stay away and start posting again in a week! I'm pretty sure I'll return at some point, though...I've still got 365 consecutive runs to get in someday!


  1. The computer really sucks the time. I will be missing reading about your runs. :)

  2. I am going to miss you, but cherish the precious time with your family :)

  3. Hope you have a great summer! Good luck with everything! :0)

  4. I want to do triathlons so bad! I'm not a good swimmer though :( i hope your thesis is going well.

  5. Have a great summer! More power to you and good luck! :)