An Extended Break…


After coming back from holiday you’d think I’d be sat here ready and waiting to share how refreshed I was feeling and how the most amazing holiday left me raring to go ready to dive straight back into Blogging and Vlogging. One of these statements is true, I had the most incredible trip away with some very special friends however there was a slightly different truth I realised whilst I was away. A truth I not only found hard to admit to myself, but struggled to even share with my friend, I wasn’t excited to come back to blogging.

Those of you that have been following my blog for a while know that I’ve taken a couple of breaks over the past month as recently my mind hasn’t been whirling around with posts, picture ideas or content. Instead a new role at work has meant my team is usually at the forefront of my mind making it more difficult to find the time or mental energy to create content. Not only that, I’m a very different person to the one that started this Blog over 6 years ago. My tastes, interests and passions have evolved and although I know I can bring this content into my site, I’ve been struggling whilst still living at home.

As much as I adore beauty, there are many other aspects of my life I want to share. Primarily a new home that I am still patiently waiting to move into. It’s hard to fully represent yourself when you feel your life is on hold until the next chapter starts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m incredibly lucky to stay with my parents, I’ve just struggled to adapt my content to the new interests I have when I’m still waiting to move into my own space. Instead of fighting with the headspace I currently find myself in going to taking this as a red flag that I simply need to stop fighting it and step back.

Does writing this post make me sad? Of course it does. I like to act like I’m superwoman able to do it all but I can’t ignore the fact I can’t anymore. That’s not a bad thing and doesn’t mean I’ll never be back, I just need to wait awhile until I can re-shift my focus. As opposed to committing to a ‘return date’ or a ‘new schedule’ I’m just going to take it day by day. I’ve got a Sephora Haul ready to share I can’t not let you know what purchases happened whilst I was away! but aside from that things will be a tad quieter. I’ll still be over on social media, make sure to follow me Twitter/Snapchat @girlbeautyblog & Instagram @agirlandabeautyblog and thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for all your wonderful support and everyone that still hits that follow button and pops by each day to say hello :)

  • Wellwell Girl

    i like reading it! x

    jess x |

  • Lovely post! This is a feeling I can actually understand, sometimes it isn’t a question of actual time, but more a matter of mood and mindset! Sometimes I can’t write a blog post because my mind is focus on something else and it just feels wrong to write about beauty!

    • 100% – it’s the first time I’ve felt this way which is pretty impressive for 6 years but it’s something I can’t unfortunately ignore xx

  • Honey, you’re only human, so it’s okay to take a break now and then to focus on other things! You just take all the time you need. We’re not going anywhere :-)

    • You are too kind! Literally this put this biggest smile on my face and so lucky that you read my blog and are so supportive :) xx

  • In the last year I have gone through so many life changes that I had to stop blogging for a while, it just didn’t feel right. But everyone deserves a break from time to time, so do what you need to do! Hugs from across the pond!


    • When people have been blogging for so long they do change and a break is important to not only refocus but to get a bit of space away is always good!xx

  • georgia

    Completely understand this and how frustrating and stifling the waiting game is. Take it easy and we’ll be here ready for you whenever you feel like posting/when everything finally falls into place! x

    • You are too kind thanks lovely! Looking forward to some time off to come back hopefully reenergised with the content I want to share!xx

  • Kelly glen

    It’s always best to take a break when we can’t give our full attention to something. You can then come back with fresh ideas and want to do it rather than feel like you have to . We will all still be here and look forward to reading about the next part of your life.
    Take care and all the best.