Gimme a Break, Gimme a Break …

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It’s been three and a half years since I went more than a week or so without posting on Vanderbilt Wife.


I love writing; usually, keeping up here is not work. The problem is, some days I prefer it to my “real life”: freelance writing, housekeeping, being a wife, and parenting two precious children God has entrusted to me.

I need a few weeks to detox from the blogging world. I’d like to not feel the pull every time I pass by the computer to check email, Tweet, check Facebook, etc. I’d like to pay more attention to my kids and my house. I need to find some balance.

So I am going to take the month of June off from blogging. I will probably still Tweet some, although I’m not making any promises and I am not going to keep Tweetdeck up all the time like I have been. If you subscribe by email, you’ll know when I’m back; you can always unsubscribe later.

I still remember reading this post from Stephanie at Keeper of the Home over a year ago. I don’t want my kids to just remember me staring at my computer screen or saying “just a minute.” I want them to remember us having fun, learning about Jesus and the Bible, going places, living life.

I hope you’ll still be here when I return. I know I’ll be itching to write.

7 thoughts on “Gimme a Break, Gimme a Break …

  1. Wow- good for you! I hope your break is full of extra special blessings with your two precious little ones! 🙂

  2. I love reading your blog but am so HAPPY you are taking a break. I know your kids will be super happy that you aren't glued to your computer. You go girl!! Love ya.

  3. I'll miss your writing-but I'll be here the first day of July!
    Have a great month with your beautiful family.

  4. I'll miss you and will be waiting for you when you return. I love that you are going in the direction God is pointing for you and admire what you're doing. All the best Jessie and my prayers are with you.
    ~God bless, Miranda

  5. Good for you! The best time to take a break is when you REALLY need one. It will probably be hard for a few days, but I bet it will start to feel really good after a while. I can't wait to read a post all about how the break went, and what you learned about blogging by stepping away from it!

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