A Pause

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This post has been a long time coming. When I left my publishing job and took on a completely new project, opening and running a store, I lost the time at my computer that I had to devote to blogging. I also lost my motivation. I used to derive a lot of pleasure from this space, from writing and creating and connecting. That has been replaced with a new creative outlet, one that is really tangible and concrete.

I’ve had an intense few weeks. I was profiled in the San Diego paper last weekend. I was on the news yesterday. And I’m celebrating my ten year wedding anniversary today. Those are all joyful events, and I’m very grateful for them. But I’ve also lost privacy this year. My name is out there, along with where I live, what I like to do on the weekends, what I read with my kids. I have a responsibility to my family to protect their desire to live a private life. And I want to spend the limited free time I have really with my friends and family, in the moment, not online.

I always felt like my blog was a sacred space, that the fact that my readership was small meant that no one was judging my words unfairly, that we were a solid, supportive little community. That is no longer the case, and after much discussion with my husband, I’ve decided to put the blog on hold for now. I hate to call this an ending, because when I go back and re-read old posts from years back, there is so much life captured here that I enjoy revisiting. But this is the right decision for us right now.

Thank you all for your support, your kind comments, and your friendship. I’m still on Instagram @suchsmallsteps  if you want to stay up on me, the kids, and the many cocktails I drink around town. I’ve changed my settings to private but I will approve any requests from people I recognize. I also may keep updating what I’m reading, because I love keeping a record of the books I’ve enjoyed.

Have a wonderful summer. xoxo

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4 Responses to A Pause

  1. Kristen M. May 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    Thank you for your words. I found your blog over a year ago and always loved your sensabilities. Enjoy your new chapter…

  2. Jean M May 31, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    Appreciate your post. Just read the newspaper article. So proud of you!

  3. Desi June 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Completely understand. Glad I get to see you irl now.

  4. Kelly June 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Totally understand, but I’ll miss you & your words. I’m only about an hour north of SD, and am really looking forward to a a girls-day-out with my bookworm middle school daugther to the Library Shop this summer. I won’t say hi because that would be awkward, but I’ll still feel I “know” you in that weird bloggy way. :)

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