I won’t be blogging this summer.
Yes, you read that title correctly. This blogger will not be blogging during the time of peonies, baby pink and outside picnics calling for all the Instagram pictures.
It makes me quite sad that I won’t be blogging as I didn’t really blog last summer either because I was so busy working all the time and I had no energy or interest in blogging. I lost my passion and I feel very on top of my passion right now so I am a little bit sad that this summer won’t be about blogging to me.
I’m not quitting my blog, you can all stop worrying now. Come September and I’ll be back rattling off what I like to think of as witty comments about lipsticks and TV shows. I mean, where else would you get your fix of me saying “I really bloody like this show” in ten different ways about Criminal Minds or whatever my go-to is at the time.
If you are cheering at the prospect of me quitting my blog, please jog on, why are you even reading this?
The Monday Project and I will be going through a period of nothingness this summer. You see, I’m going to the USA this summer to work at a summer camp for nine weeks followed by some travelling. Me. Abroad. Whole Summer. I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED !!
I love the USA. Ever since I got my first taste of it, I’ve been hankering to go back. I love the culture (maybe not the politics so much!), I love the variation in a country so vast, I love how there are so many different and unique places to explore. Working at a summer camp has been a dream of mine for a good few years now, something that I have always wanted to do. I’m honestly a bit surprised that I went through with it, I have a tendency to hide under a rock when the goings get tough but I followed through with my application and got offered a role at a summer camp that I think is a perfect fit for me. Camp America has been such a supportive organisation and never fails to offer advice or tips whilst guiding me and many others through this exciting process.
As I’m going to be spending the majority of my stay in the middle of the woods in West Virginia, you can imagine wifi will be an issue. My camp doesn’t even have wifi available for use: just a few computers to keep in touch with family and friends. I will be able to reconnect with the outside world when away from camp (aka finding out who the hell AD is) but I won’t be able to spend all day on my laptop scrolling Twitter and laughing at memes. As much as I’ll miss my blog and the bloggersphere, I’m excited to disconnect for a little bit. I’m excited to embrace simpler things, to just live without thinking about snapping the perfect pose for Instagram or reading endless annoying tweets on Twitter. I’m excited to find out who I am again and hopefully, this will help my blog to blossom and grow.
I’m excited to be outdoors, to learn new things, to learn more about myself, to work in such a rewarding environment, to embrace a new culture, to meet new people and to make a difference. I’ve heard camp is a very energetic place but still chilled so I’m hoping when I return I will be a lot more of a chilled out person who doesn’t stress out and micromanage everything in her life.
I am counting down the days until I fly off and disappear for a little while. I fly out June 8th and my camp placement ends the beginning of August, with my return flight booked for the end of August. So no blog posts until the beginning of September probably, maybe mid-September, who knows! Maybe I’ll be so chilled I won’t get my butt into gear or maybe I’ll just stop blogging whatsoever. I don’t have any plans to do that: I love my blog, I love curating my little corner of the internet (yes I just used that phrase, the old classic) and I love being able to write away about whatever I want online. I’ll probably have a lot of horrendously smug pictures I want to upload and zillions of things to write about so I can’t see why I wouldn’t return to blogging.
Basically I just wanted to write a little post to say hi and explain my upcoming absence (if y’know anyone misses me, awkward if not). I will be tweeting out some old post links in scheduled tweets here and there if I can be bothered to schedule them. Make sure you are following me on Instagram to keep up with me as I will definitely be posting lots of smug pics.
See you on the flip side!
(Oh and how many times did I use the word “blog” in this post?)
WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER PLANS?