This post has been in the thinking for the past three weeks, and in the past few days I have come to a conclusion that is indeed exactly what I both need and want.
I have been juggling a lot of things lately, and they have all been amounting to just too much for me. At last. I have always had so many things going on at the same time it was a miracle I managed it. Now I am officially overwhelmed. I cannot stretch myself any further.
Between my job, my school, my life, and my hobbies, I have to ditch one to retain what little sanity I have left. I have been 'writing' my dissertations for months now, and I've been putting it aside for so long that I will have to reread the whole thing and edit half of it if I am lucky. I just cannot afford to prolong this further. I am graduating this autumn and that is it. I am going to dedicate this time to my dissertation and finish my school era once and for all.
But it's not just my dissertation that's making me want to take a break. I have been having some reading issues as well. First it was a book slump, now it's lack of time. I only read one book in January, and the pressure I feel from it is really driving me insane. I know nobody is forcing me to read and review books, or update my blog regularly (you probably noticed it's pretty quiet around here lately), but to be relevant in this community as a blogger, I have to provide some content. Which I just can't at the moment. I have no time, and I have no will. I am struggling with reading so there are no new reviews, I barely manage some feeble TTT posts that are not required of me in any way but I force myself with them anyway. And I do the Harry thing just because I really love Harry, even though half the time I find it a tedious task.
So starting with February, I am taking a two months long hiatus. I will be posting linkies for my challenge on the page, but more than that is pointless to expect from me. I will hopefully be around on social media and on your blogs if I manage. I must finish my dissertation, and hopefully read some books in the meantime as well, away from the pressure of blogging. I may be back in a month, you never know, but I am taking extra time, just in case.