I am about to start a journey. Me, my son, my two dogs, and a dozen butterflies are about to drive across the country. No big deal. We've made the half journey more times than I can count, but never double it in one trip. Then we'll hang out for a while before driving from the south of the country to the north. Then we'll stay for about a week before driving across the country again and coming home.
I'm not too concerned with the trip itself, except for the stupid butterflies that refuse to hatch. My issue is that I'm growing overwhelmed with all the other things I do. For those who don't know, I am a full-time online student. The more I think about it, the more I think it's going to be challenging to keep up with my schoolwork. When I contemplate how I'm going to add in this blog and my writing, my anxiety spikes.
I missed writing this blog yesterday in all my preparations for the trip, and I still have so, so much to do.
So, this morning I made a decision.
I'm not going to stress over this blog and writing my novel every day. It isn't going to happen, so I'm not going to fight the inevitable and then hate myself when I fail.
This is my notification to you all: I am about to disappear for about a month. I may pop up in the middle when I am at my parent's house and have some time, but I may not. Time will tell. I likely won't do next month's newsletter, either.
That's all I have to say, really. I thought about not saying anything, but then I started to worry that people might think I'd given up or dropped off the face of the earth, and I hated that.
In addition to being absent here, I will likely be absent on most social media platforms spare Instagram. If you would like to keep up with my ongoings there, follow me!
Have a wonderful month!