Taking A Little Break

Hey friends, not gonna lie, today I’m feeling a little nervous.

Tomorrow I get my wisdom teeth out and while I’m ready for them to come out, I don’t love the idea of surgery so I’ve got some jitters even though I know everything will be fine!

But, that’s not why I’m writing.

Last week I finished reading Digital Minimalism. While I enjoyed the topic, I didn’t actually love this book. I thought the idea was awesome, but that it could have been executed better. But it did give me the push that I’ve been needing.

I’m taking a social media break!

Tomorrow I’m getting my wisdom teeth out and then I’ll be on vacation next week, so I thought, why not take a break now? I’ll be able to relax this week and then enjoy my vacation without being distracted by social media (I will keep my private IG active, so I can post pictures of my trip/keep a journal that way, but once I’m home I’ll be logging off of that account too.)

I’m planning to take 3-4 weeks off. I want to just enjoy family time and I really really want to write more of my novel. I just passed 10k words this weekend and I’m ready to really get deeper into this story! My goal is to hit the midway point, and pass it if I can! (I’m not sure how much writing I’ll actually be doing this week, it will just depend on my pain level.)

During this time, I’m also going to take a mini blog break. While I love blogging I know that I need breaks! I was planning to take one this summer anyway and the timing is perfect. There will be a few book reviews posted over the next week or so, but after that, I’ll be taking a break.

Time to enjoy family, writing my book, and stepping back from all the media that fills so much of my life.

I’m sure I’ll share my experiences once I come back, but my hope with this break is 1) to write at least 30k in my draft and 2) re-evaluate my social media habits and what I really want to use social media for, so that it can be less of a distraction in the future.

I love you all. Wish me luck with my surgery tomorrow! And if you want to get in contact with me, you can always send an email to taylor@tayepperson.com (I’ll still be checking email periodically mainly for work) or you can text me if you’ve got my number ;) Happy Monday and happy summer!

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Writing Update: May 2019

Hi friends! If you didn’t know, I’m writing a book! I’ve talked about writing a book for a long long time. I’ve even started writing books and then left those drafts behind. But I am finally sticking to it. Being a writer + author has been a dream of mine since I was about 12 and it really is just time to make that happen for me.

I’ll be sharing monthly (possibly biweekly) updates on how my writing is going and what is happening over on YouTube. I’d love for you to check out my videos and be a part of this journey with me. Being a writer means doing a lot of the work alone and it also means that unless I have some sort of accountability from myself or others it doesn’t really happen! I’m getting in front of the camera even though it’s still a little weird for me to help hold myself accountable, and to also have some sort of record of my writing journey.

You can watch my first video below, and be sure to hit subscribe ;)