I haven’t made up my mind whether or not to take a break from blogging over the summer. I think I would rather just see how it goes and not put any pressure on myself. I’ve edited the first three chapters of my manuscript and it’s gone out to readers, so I hope to keep going with that and aim to at least edit the next three.
Work is busy at the moment. For some reason this happens every year as we reach the summer holidays. Not that I’m complaining, but I have to work differently when the kids are around. I’ve planned most weeks to include some childcare and the rest of the time will involve them having to get on with something at home. I think they will enjoy that though. All three are exhausted and will welcome the chance to veg out. They’re not toddlers that need constant entertaining anymore (thank the Lord!).
I feel like I’ve been working endlessly to keep driving traffic to my new blog. That’s not something I can let drop and I have loads of posts I would like to do for it but haven’t had the time, especially after visiting the Allergy and Free From show. I would also like to do some blog housekeeping and I would LOVE to sort out some decent profile pictures for once, like Renee’s and Dana’s which are gorgeous. I have a feeling it would take a lot of work for someone to get me looking as good as they do, but oh to have someone do your hair and makeup, what a treat that would be.
Then there’s the reading. I have a pile of books I’d like to read and it would be lovely to take some time out to enjoy them. We’re not going on holiday this summer, but I will be venturing ‘up north’ for a family visit and taking a weekend break to Jersey with my middle daughter. I think some relaxation and reading time are in order on those occasions for sure.
Just because schools finish, doesn’t mean that everything else does, but if like me, you are the parent mostly responsible for childcare, you have to think about the six week’s holidays as a break from the norm. Take away the constant rushing here, there and everywhere and it certainly does feel like a break and I look forward to that part most of all. During this time, work comes first (as far as writing is concerned) and whatever happens over and above that is a bonus. If I manage to blog and work on my novel as well, I will be more than happy, but I’m not going to stress myself out by trying to fit everything in. I’ve had enough of being stressed and tired over these last few weeks and I’m certainly not going to add to it over the summer.
What are your plans for the summer holidays?
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