hiatus + one of those annoying surveys

13 April 2018

Guys sometimes taking a break is necessary. To just take a step back and evaluate what you're doing is something that's so important. I've taken many breaks during my blogging career (most of which were unplanned) and it always gives me a new perspective on what I'm doing with this space and why it's really important to me. 
Which is why I need a hiatus now.
I'm wiped out. April is the worst time of the whole year. This is when big projects are due and when I start to reevaluate my life and regret everything. So instead of letting myself spiral down into that again, I am taking an intentional break from posting for a month. I will still be floating around the blogging community, commenting and reading all of your posts, but I'm just going to let myself recharge before I post more myself.
I want to use this time to do something though. This blog will continue to be on my mind as I try to evaluate what I'm doing. I want to tweak some things around here, smooth out the rough edges, and make this the space that I truly envision it being. I feel so hesitant with every decision I make about this site, and I want to come back focused and confident in what I'm doing. 
Even though it's extremely intimidating to me, I want to attempt to grow my blog's brand into something that is recognizable, unique, and confident, instead of just something that's following what everyone else is doing.
I have so many ideas for posts and content. I'm bursting to be able to do it all, but I need clarity and direction before I dive right in and make any decisions. In order to do what I want to do I'm going to need your help. I need to know what you guys think. So please please please, if you're able to, fill out the survey below. I tried to make it as simple and as unannoying as I possibly could. Your input would help me so much, you have no idea! And feel free to pass it along to any other bloggers you might know who could give me advise.
See you all in May!


  1. Girl, I'm going through the EXACT SAME THING! There are so many assignments before the school year year ends and I wanna go to uni soo baaad.

    I'm also at that stage of trying to shape my blog into a unique one. Something that really stands out. I also have ideas but keep procrastinating.

    I also feel so slumpy. Especially on Saturdays. I don't really like Saturdays because it's so easy to watch time fly.

    I want to improve graphics and stuff. Ugh, hopefully everything goes into place.

    I hope you get a lot of helpful responses.

  2. YES TO ALL. I wish you the best on your hiatus, Hannah! Can't wait to see what you do with this space when you come back.

    best always.

  3. I AM GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING. So don't worry, I understand completely. <3 And I admire you for taking charge and being able to understand your well-being well enough to know when you need to take a break.

    I think I might actually have to take one of my own. I know I keep saying this on everyone's hiatus posts but I AM REALLY CONSIDERING IT THIS TIME (in fact, I think I'm going to write the announcement post right now). I hope you come back feeling very refreshed and I will be thinking of you in the meantime. <3

    xx Kenzie

  4. I hope you are feeling better after your break! I kind of know how you feel. When you mentioned how April is a time where you reevaluate life and regret everything, I feel that way during most of the semester.

    I hope you enjoy your hiatus, and I can't wait to see what you do when you get back to the blog! :-)