You may have noticed some changes over at My Pixie Blog and I feel I owe it to you all to give a proper explanation as to why I have been MIA from my own blog lately.
Truth be told: my head’s not in a great space these days. As much as I rely on blogging as a way to escape the every day, the past few weeks have taken a huge toll on my well-being and I fear that having such an open forum has opened a Pandora’s Box of emotions I wasn’t anticipating when I first started this project. At present, I’m burned out by the prospect of dating and, as you may have noticed, I have been turning my blog over to some other wonderful ladies who were able to find their prince charmings after years of kissing frogs and collecting their own disaster dating card stories. I needed to take the attention off of myself for a while because it was slowly eating away at me that not only was I putting my personal life online for all to see, but each time things didn’t pan out the way I was hoping, I felt I was reliving a breakup over and over again.
I hope you can understand.
But I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.
Blogging has been the greatest gift I ever could have given to myself and I vow to document all the highs and lows of my dating journey in due time. This is not goodbye (don’t go anywhere–I have some more posts up my sleeve!). I still plan to feature other bloggers here on Fridays, I’ll host giveaways, do book reviews, and indulge you in the occasional dating disaster stories, but right now, I want to take some time to regroup and refocus.
Also I have some rather exciting news to share….
On Tuesday, I will board a flight and head to Paris. This has not been in the works for ages, but is the result of one girl, too much stress, a head full of daydreams, and a desire to get back to the way things were. Along for the ride? My dear sweet old man. He actually met my mom many moons ago in France and so I’m kind of excited he can take me to some of the places he remembers from his youth (I wish she could come, but her schedule won’t allow it at the moment).
Bless his heart, he told me to “go. be single. have fun.” and then concluded with “I’m playing Billiards.” Seems this trip is necessary for us both.
I hope to have some fun stories to share with you upon my return. On the agenda? Photo taking. People watching. Smiling and laughing. Reading. Writing. Sitting in cafés and scribbling furiously in my journal. Practicing my French while flirting with the Parisians. Stuffing my face with crepes and croissants (I have denied myself sweets for far too long and plan to fully enjoy every delectable bite). Meeting old friends and perhaps making some new ones. Standing under the Eiffel Tower.
And admiring Sacre Coeur basilica, my favorite place in the world.
Also, if you haven’t done so already, please enter my canvas giveaway here. Winner will be announced on Monday!