Friday, December 3, 2010

Time for a BREAK...


Just letting folks know that I am "unofficially" taking a break from the adoption community and especially the adoption blogosphere for now. I say "unofficially," simply because I intend to fulfill my commitment to write once a month for GIMH (Grown in My Heart) as well as to continue to contribute to Transracialeyes. And I will still do my best to answer the emails coming into my inbox.

But the pace will certainly slow--and whatever I do contribute to GIMH and Transracialeyes will most likely be minimal, not only in frequency but in content.

And as far as actively seeking to engage with the adoption blogosphere/community or otherwise, I need an interlude, if you will--so that I don't all together just walk away and quit.

I want to be, I need to be a shadow right now.

I'm tired, burned out, and overall feeling disillusioned and fragile. And quite frankly, I'm just sick of dealing with the adoption community. Well, let me be more specific, I'm sick of dealing with the dynamics that have come to characterize the interactions and relationships within the adoption community.

I'm sure pregnancy hormones play a role. But even before I had that excuse, I was feeling ready for a reprieve.

I need some time to "detox."

I need some time to step back and enjoy this time in my life...with my husband, with my family--with the anticipated arrival of our first child (only approximately 8 more weeks).

So, I'm taking in a deep breath and letting out a long and needed sigh of relief...

Happy Holidays to all of you.

See you in the New Year...




14 comments:

Julia said...

Melissa,
It's such an exciting and overwhelming time. I wish you all the time and space and respite that you need for yourself.

Susie said...

This is a wonderful time in your life ~ I'm glad you are going to enjoy it to the fullest!

I wish you a very Merry Christmas, a wonderful new year, and a quick & easy delivery of your sweet little baby. What a great way to start a new year!

Susie

HollyMarie said...

Merry Christmas! Wishing you an enjoyable and stress-free 8 weeks! Please come back when you're ready.

Liv said...

Melissa,

I'm happy you're taking a time for yourself, you more than deserve it! (Especially during this time in your life.) This blog is an amazing resource for all those in the adoption community. Thanks again for all the work you've put into these posts.

Wishing you much rest, peace, and renewal.

Reena said...

Very Happy Holidays to you and your family. Best wishes to you in the final months of your pregnancy.

Enjoy, relax, and get lots of sleep while you can!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I think a break is just what you need! I will be praying for a healthy baby and a restful holiday season my friend.

Sunday said...

Good speed. Happy holidays. Praying for an easy delivery.
I will miss your cool head and informative style.

Best of luck with everything, we'll be here when you come back.

Claudia said...

I think a break is very smart. Best of luck for the next 8 weeks and beyond! Please let us know when the baby is here!

a Tonggu Momma said...

It's double nesting time for you! (I always nest during the holiday season.) Enjoy this time as you prepare not only for Christmas, but also for the birth of your baby!

Jackie said...

I don't comment often, although I frequently read your blog. Just wanted to say that I will miss your online presence, but I wish you much rest and peace as you take time out for yourself and prepare to welcome your precious little one into the world. Enjoy!

Yoli said...

Take care of yourself Melissa, this is a special time in your life. I wish you love and peaceful thoughts as you enter into motherhood. The arrival of your first born is the most important thing that will ever happen. Take care sweet girl, allow happiness to enter. Enjoy this miracle of life.

Mia_h_n said...

Although you'll be missed I hope you'll have a good time unwinding and turning your focus towards this very exiting time for you and your husband.

Happy holidays!

gyopo said...

Good for you!

May you have many adoption-free days. When you figure out how to make them all adoption-free, please let me know, as I'd love to get off this merry-go-round myself as well.

You just enjoy that baby and rest whenever you can.

Girl#4708

Kris said...

I wish you best of luck with the remainder of your pregnancy and then with your new little one. Cherish this time!