Thursday, October 29, 2015

Life Lately


Hi friends, I'm so sorry I disappeared from the blogosphere for such a long
time without giving you a heads up. I can't express how much your kind emails
 checking in to be sure all was well has meant, your support and encouragement
 has completely blown me away. 
There are so many amazing bloggers out there I just assumed you really wouldn't
 notice if I took a break, although I hadn't planned on a month.
 And, I am glad you noticed. :) 
  One sweet reader said she hoped I was enjoying Europe or Hawaii,
how did she guess?!!   


Just kidding!
But, we did enjoy a wonderful trip to Charleston, SC for my niece's wedding.

The truth is between clients, blogging (and all that goes along with it), and Instagram
 I felt like it was taking over my life. I was overwhelmed, my house was an unorganized
 mess, I felt guilty for not engaging with everyone on Instagram, but I didn't want to spend
 my time on social media. I wanted to go hang out with my mom and dad, take my Rio for
 a walk, hold my precious new nephew for an hour (or more :) ) while he napped,
 help my sweet niece with her wedding, be there for my friend going through a hard time,
and enjoy time with my boys.
   
I wrestled with the idea of taking off the rest of the year, but I missed you guys. I
 thought of you all constantly, every time I turned around I saw something I could
 share with you!

So, I'm back sort of  :) we have company coming soon and I'll be taking
some time off to spend with them.
Thank you all for reading my little blog, you're truly the BEST!

xoxo,
Pam  

 Btw, that girl in the photo isn't me, in case you were wondering. :)

  

35 comments:

Dana Frieling said...

I've missed your posts! Happy to hear you're not throwing in the towel. You have a beautiful voice in the blogosphere and we're blessed when you share it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i missed you, but i feel your pain and i think the same things- i often think about just not blogging but i have obligations and would miss people, too. but ugh it really does get overwhelming! so right now i am trying just to write when i have something to say.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I was wondering where you were and happy to hear that you were taking a break (sort of). I can relate to the hectic life and trying to keep up however I am so happy that you are not throwing in the towel as I always look forward to you beautiful posts and inspiration. Have fun with your company!

Judy said...

Sooo happy to see you pop up on my feed this morning....I've missed you! No apologies needed, your personal life comes first. How some bloggers post almost every day I'll never know....I hope they aren't missing out on time with their families they can never get back...just my two cents!

I think your "fans" will be here whenever you get back, take time to enjoy your family and friends, they are so important in life.

Katie Clooney said...

Welcome back Pam. You were missed!

Kelly said...

I was excited to see a new post this morning. I have missed your posts and hoped that nothing was wrong. However, family and friends always comes first. Glad you plan to continue blogging, but at a pace that works for you.

Julia Konya said...

I was totally wondering what you were up to and this sounds like the perfect reason to take a break I so get that.

René said...

I've been wondering, but thought this might be the case. Happy for you to realize what's most important. We will always be here. :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh joy oh joy, Simple Details in my email box this morning!!!!!!!!! I have been trying so hard to give you a break and not stalk you but at least once a day I think about how much I miss you in the blogosphere!!!!!! You are truly one of the sweetest and most upbeat bloggers out there and your posts bring a little light and fun to my days, but time off is so good for the soul. Hope your friend is doing okay. A new babe to hold - how lucky are you! XOXOXOX

Susanne said...

A very HEALTHY break indeed. It's great to see a blogger of your capacity taking some time off. Wish you the best.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I have missed you, but completely understand. Just glad all is OK!
xo
Patty

Jenny said...

Sometimes you just need to take a break - glad to see you peeking in though. :-) Your voice is missed in the blogosphere!

Denise Greenwood said...

Good for you for taking time to enjoy life around you! I can't think of a better reason to disappear from the blogosphere! I have missed seeing you pop up in my feed though and I was happy to see you today even if just for a "hello" :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Pam, I am so happy you are back! I have gone through a slow period lately as well. Life just gets in the way sometimes! Anyway, glad to see a post from you! The blogging world wouldn't be the same without you!
Shelley

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Hi Pam, we so understand....but were glad your back...you know I've gone through the same thing...I'm lucky if I get a blog post done every two weeks.

Rhonda K said...

I've been wondering and hoping things were ok. We all need time to rejuvenate and refresh. I did miss your posts though. Take care of yourself!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Even though I get to talk to you often, I still miss your posts so I am glad to see you are finding inspiration again! And friends, she looks just like the girl in the photo!!!!!

Vel Criste said...

I'm just glad your not gone from blogging Pam! We did miss your post, but totally get why you had to get away. Not having a big life changing dilemma in your life is a big plus, we all get to that point at times, and it is definitely O.K.! Glad everything is fine with you and the family dear. Life goes on for us, but truly your talent and inspiration was missed. We'll be watching and waiting! :-)

Mountain Mama said...

Welcome back to Blogland! Hey, we all get it. Sometimes you need to unplug.

Enjoy your peace!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

We are here when you are, Pam! It does require a lot of time. You are right to keep your priorities. Enjoy!!!

diann said...

I have missed you since you are one of my favorite bloggers; however, I knew there had to be a good reason for your absence. You really do have to spend time with your family and friends since life seems to fly-by. I'm so glad you and your family are ok.

Libby said...

I think it's hard for all of us, at some point! Blogging takes so much more time and energy than anyone realizes (but, of course, bloggers know just what you mean!) And then you wonder whether to just not appear, or whether to tell everyone why and where you are going or have been….. We all understand; and we all appreciate the dilemma !

Cindy Hattersley said...

I was worried about you! So glad you checked in!!

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Happy to see Simple Details in my feed today! We need to do what feels right for each of us. Glad to hear that all is well and your life is wonderful and busy! Blogging takes energy and is a great way to share but it also can weigh on us when not inspired or busy with other aspects of our lives. Have a wonderful weekend, Pam!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Glad you're popping back in... missed you!

Brenda said...

You are so wise to recognize the need for balance but I know that I would really miss your posts. Love it when you share your creativity and those CL finds!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh...I was just thinking about you!! My husband & I drove through Denver last week & I was telling him about your crazy Craigslist skills. I mentioned to him that you hadn't posted lately & he said you probably had better stuff going on.
Happy to know you were just taking some time to yourself.

Jennifer M said...

Nice to know you're okay. Enjoying your posts in Vermont!

karen said...

So glad you and your family are well! Missed your posts and was hoping you were taking a break by choice not because something happened! Enjoy the holidays! Love your blog.

Joy Maier said...

I am so glad you and your family are alright. I miss your posts but totally understand where you are coming from. Congrats to your niece! Enjoy your company!

designchic said...

We missed you! So happy to see you are back!!

Nancy Powell said...

Hi sweet friend. I was beginning to wonder but I totally understand and am feeling the same way. I am not seeing much new in blogs or social media and am boycotting the amount of time it takes to keep up with it all. I do miss some friends but have shorten my blog reading to just a few. Life is too short to spend it in front of a monitor or phone so I hope you stay well and enjoy your loved ones!!! Xoxo Nancy

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Yay! Pam is back! I'm so glad that you got to take the time off that you needed - nothing is more important than hanging with your friends and family. I sure missed you though and am glad to get a little Simple Details fix :)

Merri Jo said...

Iyou are so wise to protect some time for priorities--I'm so glad to know there was no crisis! You were missed!

Brandi said...

You were certainly missed. I'm just glad to know that you are well. Time with your family and friends is so much more important.

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