Maybe you have noticed that I have been a bit absent on the blog lately. Or maybe I am not nearly as important as I thought and you haven’t noticed anything amiss.
In the middle of June, I left Italy and visited my family and my husband’s family and my best friend in the span of almost three weeks. It was a whirlwind. While I did schedule some blog posts for that time period, I put in ZERO effort for my blog during that time. I was part adapting to the time change and part enjoying some quality time with the people I loved.
Last week, I returned and I am still playing catch-up thanks to the exhaustion that comes from jet lag. I actually thought about apologizing for being away, but then I thought: why do I feel the need to do that?
We all have our own lives. And yes, on the one hand, I feel bad that I didn’t have time to respond to comments or read all of your blogs or write some new discussion posts or about a million other things. But on the other hand, I really don’t feel bad. I wanted to devote myself to relaxing with my family and friends as much as possible and I had a great time. I didn’t even take that many pictures because I was just trying to enjoy the moments.
I am not sure why I feel the need to apologize. Maybe I feel bad for taking a much needed break. Or I feel like you guys are waited with bated breath for me to respond to your comments and I imagine you guys getting angry when I don't and thinking very bad things about me. I have a high opinion of myself, don't I?
In the past, I have apologized if I fell behind with my blogging stuff or if I took a break, but I really shouldn't. Everyone needs a break. Blogging is also just a hobby. It's a pretty awesome hobby and I love doing it, but the last thing I want is for it to start feeling like an obligation. Once it becomes an obligation, it becomes less fun and that's the last thing I want.
So no more apologies!
Do you feel the need to apologize when you take a break from blogging?