6 Weeks Sabbatical – Why I Need This Time Away
I struggled long and hard with the idea of me taking some time away from my blog – more like a sabbatical.
With that idea tossing around in my mind, I thought about what taking the time away might do to my blog traffic that’s been showing a consistent upward trend since December 2014.
Most importantly, I thought about you my valued regular readers and even those who from time to time will be in search of solutions on the website and found my blog through Google search engine or social media sites.
But I can no longer delay and fool myself into thinking, “I’ll be okay. I am tough and can get through this without anyone taking notice that I am on the verge of a burnout.”
The past 10 days especially has been an uphill battle for me at my job and instead of doing an 8 hour work day, I’ve been averaging between 10 to 12 hours of work per day.
That made it harder for me to find time to write fresh content, visit and comment on other blogs, share others posts and to even socialize on social media.
With that said, I wish to announce that starting today September 15th I will be taking a six week-long sabbatical, from writing/blogging and by extension will also be taking time away from social media.
Not only do I believe in balance, rejuvenation and having intimate moments with my inner world and my innermost being, the sabbatical will also give me some time to figure things out about my website, where I ultimately want to take it or how I can raise the quality of my writing to a much higher level.
I take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unwavering support and my deepest gratitude for the depth of love and encouragement that you have demonstrated or expressed to me in one way or the other. Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to write for you. It’s been a real pleasure so far.
Many of you have written to me about how much my website has been a blessing to you. I want you to know that I am so humbled by your kindness and will implore you at this time to join me in giving all the glory, praise and honor to God while at the same time that we are mindful of the fact that we can do nothing without Him.
As I gracefully bow my head and exit this platform, He [God] must increase, but I must decrease. He must become greater, I must become less. More of Him and less of me. He must become more significant and I must get out of His way and allow Him to do in my life what only He can do best. (Scripture ref. John 3:30)
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I pray that you get the rest you need. We all need them from time to time.
When the Holy Spirit tells me to take a break I just do it. Matter of fact this is my first comment in some time. And I haven’t been writing at all and love it.
I know I should let others know before hand like you just did but most of the time it just happens. Hopefully I will get better with it.
During my much needed break I deleted my Facebook profile and it’s the most spiritual thing I’ve done in awhile.
Also me and Nicole closed today on our new home and I’m going to sit back and enjoy it but check in from time to time. It feels good to follow the Holy Spirit.
Good to see you after a while. I am enjoying my break very much and I am able to pace myself and to do other things that I enjoy very much. Like you, I am loving not writing. Have some tough decisions to make and whatever the Lord tells me to do, I will do it.
Congratulations to you and Nicole on owning your brand new home. Enjoy! God bless you an your family.
I am glad that you listened to your inner voice. Your blog has been a blessing and made a difference. It would be unfair that your burn out so take a rest, have fun and be energized.
See you in 6 weeks. Have an awesome month ahead. Take Care
Way to go Yvonne,
I hope you have a wonderful time off. While six weeks seems to be a long time away from everything blogging, I bet you come back full of vigour. I always enjoy the strength in your words but that only comes when we are well rested and rejuvenated. So see you in around six weeks and I will look forward to your next post.
We all need this kind of rest once in a while, it’s a good time to re-think your strategies and come bursting with fresh ideas.
I wish you all the luck
Peace to you. Rest and rejuvenate!
Hi Yvonne, I do believe you are a very hard worker and a very strong one too, therefore I do believe you deserve a rest. I am most grateful that you recognized the need for rest and have decided to take it. Even God took a rest on the 7th day after he was through making everything. I encourage you to take your rest and be refreashed, rejuvenated and be repleneshed of all that you have given out to the media world. May God strengthen you in your innermost being and as you surrender yourself in His arms He will annoint you afresh for the next season of fruitfulness and a greater harvest.. Blessings to you.
Nobody knows thyself better than yourself. When you feel need the rest, you should follow your nut feeling. Take your most deserve “rest” or “self care”. I believe your readers will benefit the most when you will return.
– see you after 6 weeks
Hi Yvonne, However, employees have the security of returning to their job. … Debbie Norman, 52, Kent, took a 6-month sabbatical from her job in banking. … There may be a more ‘natural’ time to step away from the organisation that will cause . my concern is I’ve been talking to a recruiter today and said a 2 week (in her opinion) job gap is a red flag.
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Call it whatever you like…awesome choice. I to have been where you are at and just do it. Keep it simple. To thine own self be true. X
Welcome to my blog and thank you for such kind words of encouragement. See you soon.