Personal Note: Taking a Break

“The opportunity to step away from everything and take a break is something that shouldn’t be squandered.” – Harper Reed

Those of you who’ve been following this blog for a while will know that in January this year, I upped my publishing schedule from one post a month to four. Alongside my client work, both in my private practice and at the eating disorders charity I work for, it’s quite a commitment. A hugely enjoyable commitment, but a commitment nonetheless.

And I need a break from it.

So, I the interest of self-care and being able to give you my very best, I’m taking a blogging break during August. That way, I can recharge and get some headspace before coming back with a wallop next month.

However, before I take my break, I’d like to say one thing.

Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog.  Thank you to everyone who hits “like”. Thank you to everyone who comments and shares their experiences. Thank you to everyone who follows via WordPress or email.

Thank you to the clients who let me know when a post has struck a chord with them. Thank you to the ones who quote my words back to me because they find them meaningful.

Thank you to all the eatonomy group members for their interest and engagement, and for making the group sessions such a pleasure.

Thank you to the complete strangers who contact me through my blog to let me know my posts resonate with them.

Thank you to my fellow bloggers for their support and encouragement. It’s a privilege to be part of this vibrant community.

A genuine and heartfelt Thank You to you all.

I won’t be stepping away from everything in August – I’ll still be seeing clients for individual therapy, but there’s no eatonomy group session this month (the next session is September 28th).

Also, I suspect I’ll still be lurking around WordPress as I won’t be able to resist finding out what my favourite bloggers are doing.

So have a great August everyone – see you back here on 1st September.

With very best wishes,

Julie 😊

 

38 thoughts on “Personal Note: Taking a Break

  1. What a great quote. Thank you for sharing. I think that sometimes we do not notice the opportunity to take a break before it’s too late. Or we squander it. I’m glad you’re seizing it and making the most of it. Enjoy. We shall see you back in September.

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  2. Have a lovely break, Julie! Kudos to you for seeing to your self-care and being a good example of this for others as well. Hope you enjoy some restorative time and I look forward to catching up when you are back online! 🙂

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    1. Look at me practising what I preach, Cristy! Looking forward to catching up with you next month, too. Although I suspect I’ll be dropping by your blog in the meantime. Many thanks for your comment, have great Summer.

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    1. What a lovely thing to say, Mary – thank you. I was just thinking the other day that I haven’t seen any posts from you lately and now I realise they haven’t been showing up in my Reader – so annoying! I can see I’ve missed loads. Will put an alert on so it doesn’t happen again. Great to hear from you, have a wonderful August.

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      1. I hope you will be in full energy by then and doing your best is more than enough 😊
        All is great, also in vacation for one week
        Hopefully I will be back but not sure though
        Have a great month as well 😊

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  3. And a big Thank You for your words of inspiration, insight and encouragement in every blog post you publish! A break is a good idea to focus on other things and recharge away from the blog for a little while. We’ll all be here when you get back. Take good care of yourself lovely  ♥
    Caz xx

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  4. Julie You have decided to do what is exactly correct for you. Yes we all need a break from time to time. Yes although we try to take a complete break, we tend to connect sometimes to see what is going in our usual places, we are usually. I also tend to do it even with Face Book or other things, and sometimes reconnect before the time I wanted to keep away. Staying in a completely different place and doing different things is the best, yet again it depends on each individual. I hope you will be able to Relax and Enjoy and come back, Re-energized. You will get over.In the mean time, I send you Many Blessings of Love, Light and Healing Energies your way 🙂 ❤ 🙂

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, Deepa, and for your kind wishes. Yes, sometimes it’s not possible to disconnect entirely but a break can be a wonderful thing nonetheless. Lovely to hear from you, hope you’re doing well.

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  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and a part of your world!.. all the best with your new adventures and hope each and every day is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!… 🙂
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  6. A well deserved break indeed! But the thanks is to you, Julie, for you are relevant, and quotable, and you do strike a chord, and your words do resonate. I have not been up to visiting as of late, but when I do have my calling cards in hand, lol, Eatonomy is one of my most favorite stops on WordPress. I hope you are able to recharge your batteries and take a little me time. And we will all look forward to your return in September! Be well, Julie! XO

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    1. Thank you so much, Jayne – I’m incredibly touched by your comment, thank you for all the lovely things you said. I hope you’re doing OK, I know it’s been really tough for you lately but I hope you’re on the up – I’ll be stopping by your blog to see how you’re doing.

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