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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