Dearest Blog Friends:

I have to be honest about some things. The blog has been a struggle for me lately, I haven't been having as much fun as I normally do with it. To say the least I am slightly burnt out. The hard part is, is I am not sure exactly why. I have my theories though, as many of you know blogging doesn't make you rich and it is a lot of work to do for pennies, but creating things, sharing them with you, and making great friends is amazing.

And not to get too personal but I have been feeling slightly lost in life right now. I have been debating going back to school for months, and I can't convince myself that either way is the "Right" choice to make. I need to do some serious soul searching on the fast track to figure out what to do.

I'm not saying goodbye forever...well for reals I am not even saying goodbye I will for sure still be here and checking in the same as I do now I just won't be posting projects. I will try to have Weekend Wear Wednesday for you all to link up your fabulousness....no promises though on a weekly basis ;)!

Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated friends! Thanks for all your blog love!! If you have any questions about past projects or anything at all let me know I am still always happy to help!

Keeps it real!!

Love,love

Morgan Virginia B.

38 comments :

  1. I hope it all works out for you. I think we (bloggers) all feel that way sometimes. Best of luck to you.

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  2. Morgan,
    I feel your pain. It seems to be a common theme right now... Hopefully it's just the fall blues. With the recession, everyone is scrambling around, doing what they can to stay afloat. I hope you find yourself and who you are meant to be.

    Hugs

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  3. you shouldn't do it if its not fun any more... whats the point right? i think thats kind of what happened w/ disney @ ruffles and stuff... sophie and i decided not to get too obssesive and to just post when we have something and just keep our cameras around just in case, no pressure... it needs to be fun.. come back when you feel like you want to, we will all be here!
    love ya girl!
    ~selina

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  4. i think it's healthy and good to recognize when you need a break. i wish you all the best and hope you come back soon, re-energized and excited to be here again. i don't have any wonderful pearls of wisdom, but do what you feel you need to do, and what is best for you. listen to your instinct- it's always right.

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  5. I hear DAT! Who said we HAVE to blog anyway? Does it have to be an obligation? That spoils it for me. And when going through life stuff, most readers don't wanna hear it (which is fine). Regarding creating & sharing, when I get in a funk (like now), I don't feel especially creative or inspired. Perhaps that's the case with you? Anywho, still love ya and will still be here when/if you get back...

    xoxo,
    ~O~

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  6. Morgan, you don't HAVE to blog. It is just nice to blog. We're not expecting you to blog about every project you do or anything like that. I would totally understand if you choose not to blog everyday, every other day, or about every project. I will still read your blog when you do blog.

    As for the school thing, I say go back to school. There is A LOT of stuff out there for you to learn. And right now, you don't have any children(?) which makes it A LOT easier. School does require a lot of time, it might even take time away from your full-time job, but school does not have to be expensive. There is a lot of resources out there. I just wanted to let you know that because I have come across some people who chose not to continue on with their education because it was "too expensive."

    I support whatever decision you make!

    xoxo,
    Justine
    Just Better Together

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  7. i always read but never comment.
    but i feel ya!
    blogging is a lot of work and sometimes it seems pointless.
    do what you gotta and remember what's important :)
    thanks for your cute blog ... i love seeing your outfits and smiling face :)

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  8. I may not have any advice but you definitely have my support in whatever you choose to do with your blog. I'll be here to read it if you do get a chance to update. I've only been blogging for a few months and I'm already getting to the point where I see that it's where a lot of my free time is going. Wondering if there's a way to cut back without alienating the few followers I have.

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  9. We'll still be here whenever you have anything to post, Morgan! Find some balance and take some time for your soul searching!

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  10. I totally get that... You have to take care of you and your fam. Love reading your blogs though. :) Good Luck with the decisions. Oh how they can get so hard.

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  11. I just found you on TTA and as sorry you are going through a rough time. I am new to blogging and find it fascinating to read about all the creativity in this blog world. I started blogging after my Birth Daughter found me in early summer. In fact, I really did not know much about it until then and started mine as a journal to sort out the feelings in that time of my life. Now I just have fun blogging about family and my journey to run a Marathon. For me, it is fun, light and probably very boring to others, the creative bug has not hit yet! hang in there and I will follow your journey.

    Shawn
    www.coloradobeckers.blogspot.com

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  12. morgan, i can't believe it! you are human! i have been thinking to myself HOW does she do all these projects? she must be wonder woman! and really you still are... just don't feel obligated to post anything... but when you do - i'll be here waiting to see what is going on with you. let me know if you ever need anything.

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  13. Just take breaks when you need them. I'm feeling one coming on right now, but not sure how I'll swing it since Christmas is coming and I've got a shop to fill and promote. I might be holding off until Jan. :-(

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  14. I think many of us understand Morgan and are in support of you doing what you need to do. I just got back from a SITS Girls Bloggy Boot Camp and two things stuck out; 1) figure out what you're passionate about and 2) if you leave and come back, the followers will still be there. That's totally the case. Take some time, figure it out and we'll see you (whenever) you get back.

    ((HUGS))
    Nicole

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  15. I understand, oh so much. Good luck with your soul searching. And may I just say that I was quite impressed that you said "soul searching on the fast track". Good for you, don't just float, really commit to figuring this out and you will. Good luck, I think you are awesome!

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  16. I totally know how you feel. You should take a break from blogging- whenever I do I miss it :) I kinda feel that way as winter begins...or at least I tend to reflect on my life a lot more this time of year. I hope you are able to figure out what you are supposed to be doing and that you don't quit blogging for good!

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  17. Wow, I totally feel your pain and I've only been doing my "fashion" blog for less than 2 months. I've had a family blog since I got married and a personal blog for probably 2 years before that, so I'm not exactly new to blogging in general, but new to the more commercial-sharing side of it. It has given me a feeling of uncertainty, like I'm not sure it's worth my time. I've been thinking a lot about that "Good, Better, Best" talk (by Dallin H. Oaks from the Oct 2007 conference). I haven't read it recently, but I remember it was about using your time for the best things not just good things - and that just because something is good doesn't mean it's worth your time. I think that sometimes it really does require some soul-searching to determine what are the best things to do and the best ways to use our time. Blogs are not bad in and of themselves, but I think they can sometimes cause us to feel kind of... selfish... or at least mine does, and I really don't like that feeling. I have been sincerely considering just giving up the blog, but I like the advice from Sisters4saymoreismore - just do it when it is fun and when it's not don't, that way there's no pressure. Anyway, long comment, but I just wanted to let you know that I think a lot of people have had similar feelings. You're great no matter what you decide.

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  18. Hi Morgan! I just emailed you (sorry I didn't read this first!), but I wanted to say that you should do what makes you happy. I think that blogging can be a love/hate relationship, and a while back when I found myself stressing and obsessing over blogging, I decided it wasn't worth it.

    I knew I didn't want to quit, so I just decided that I was only allowed to blog if it was FUN, and not stressing me out or taking away from more important things. And now that decision helps me keep in check. If I'm getting out of balance, I just think to myself, do I want to quit blogging, or just follow my own rule and enjoy it?!

    Hehe, I guess I play mind games with myself, but it has helped a lot.

    And if you do need a break, I think everyone understands and has been in the same boat, so most importantly, you should do what's best for you and what will make you the happiest!

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  19. Just like any 'job' (and blogging is a job, whether you are making money doing it or not!) we all get burnt out sometimes. It can be tough to juggle our day to day realities with the fantasy world of blogging. Let's face it- on most blogs we put our best foot forward, right? Not too much of the real world stuff...we all kind of sugar coat it. Sweep the toys out of the picture so the house looks perfect. Suck in the gut for weekend wear posts....ah the fun of blogging. ;) Take time to figure out your life. We will all be here (unless we are taking breaks- as my family blog proves I do more often than not!) when you get back into the swing of things.
    Thanks for hosting your weekend wear. It's so fun to see your fabulous outfits each week.
    Hang in there!

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  20. Such is life...You have to find balance...and ask your soul some empowering questions.such as why?when?and where?...it alway works for me.
    hugs
    Lila

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  21. Hey Morgan! I just don't get around blog land like I use to so I am just seeing this post.

    I totally get ya! figure out what you want to do and what you love and I will still be around ;)

    would still love to meet up with you sometime :)

    good luck!!!! xo

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  22. You are at a life's crossroad indeed. I have been there myself, and often still get discouraged, and confused, from time to time.

    Definately, mommy blogging, is a tough JOB, and it is a job, that requires a lot of time and effort, for seemingly not much gain ($) in return, so I understand, it's easy to feel like, WHY bother?

    For me, I totally believe writing is incredible for the soul, and making friends is also theraputic, and an added bonus, but time is so precious, and it's hard to think you are giving it away, at times, for nothing much really.

    Hang in there. Better times are on the horizon my friend. If you ever need to talk, send me an email. Come follow me back, as I just followed you, and we can help keep eachother sane, lol.

    HUGS,
    Shelly

    http://www.twinpossible.com

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  23. Just blogging around this morning and found your blog. Not much I can add that all these wise ladies have not already told you in their post. I think you have to like it, to do it. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I tire. But what I have always loved the most is doing what I am doing right now, blogging around and seeing the talent of all of you talented ladies, it really is amazing. Thank you for letting me visit.
    Susan
    http://amazingcouponanddiscountdeals.blogspot.com

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  24. i so get this. i feel like blogging is just outdoing everyone else lately: who has more followers, who's being craftier, who's coming up with something no one has ever seen before, etc. I'm getting tired of trying to be the first to link up in a linky and all that stuff;) i love to share what i do and I've learned buttloads of comp skills that come in handy but I'm also getting a little burnt out. right now I'm just hosting a giveaway and trying to spread the gospel by making great buttons that link to mormon.org. and that's fine for now:) i hope we both perk up soon!

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  25. Figures, lol. My first time here and you're taking a blogging break. ha ha ha. I say go for it! Get yourself to a great place and come back when you need too. I'm going to browse your old posts. Your sidebar info about your grandma tugged at my heart, as my grampa had dementia. SO hard to watch them at that point, slipping.

    So be well and take a break. Find time for yourself and enjoy. Live love laugh and find your Happy Place!

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  26. p.s. Now I'll be singing Meet Virginia all day! lol

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  27. p.s. Now I'll be singing Meet Virginia all day! lol

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  28. I totally get that... You have to take care of you and your fam. Love reading your blogs though. :) Good Luck with the decisions. Oh how they can get so hard.

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  29. You are at a life's crossroad indeed. I have been there myself, and often still get discouraged, and confused, from time to time.

    Definately, mommy blogging, is a tough JOB, and it is a job, that requires a lot of time and effort, for seemingly not much gain ($) in return, so I understand, it's easy to feel like, WHY bother?

    For me, I totally believe writing is incredible for the soul, and making friends is also theraputic, and an added bonus, but time is so precious, and it's hard to think you are giving it away, at times, for nothing much really.

    Hang in there. Better times are on the horizon my friend. If you ever need to talk, send me an email. Come follow me back, as I just followed you, and we can help keep eachother sane, lol.

    HUGS,
    Shelly

    http://www.twinpossible.com

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  30. I hear DAT! Who said we HAVE to blog anyway? Does it have to be an obligation? That spoils it for me. And when going through life stuff, most readers don't wanna hear it (which is fine). Regarding creating & sharing, when I get in a funk (like now), I don't feel especially creative or inspired. Perhaps that's the case with you? Anywho, still love ya and will still be here when/if you get back...

    xoxo,
    ~O~

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  31. Hi Morgan! I just emailed you (sorry I didn't read this first!), but I wanted to say that you should do what makes you happy. I think that blogging can be a love/hate relationship, and a while back when I found myself stressing and obsessing over blogging, I decided it wasn't worth it.

    I knew I didn't want to quit, so I just decided that I was only allowed to blog if it was FUN, and not stressing me out or taking away from more important things. And now that decision helps me keep in check. If I'm getting out of balance, I just think to myself, do I want to quit blogging, or just follow my own rule and enjoy it?!

    Hehe, I guess I play mind games with myself, but it has helped a lot.

    And if you do need a break, I think everyone understands and has been in the same boat, so most importantly, you should do what's best for you and what will make you the happiest!

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  32. i think it's healthy and good to recognize when you need a break. i wish you all the best and hope you come back soon, re-energized and excited to be here again. i don't have any wonderful pearls of wisdom, but do what you feel you need to do, and what is best for you. listen to your instinct- it's always right.

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  33. I think many of us understand Morgan and are in support of you doing what you need to do. I just got back from a SITS Girls Bloggy Boot Camp and two things stuck out; 1) figure out what you're passionate about and 2) if you leave and come back, the followers will still be there. That's totally the case. Take some time, figure it out and we'll see you (whenever) you get back.

    ((HUGS))
    Nicole

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  34. morgan, i can't believe it! you are human! i have been thinking to myself HOW does she do all these projects? she must be wonder woman! and really you still are... just don't feel obligated to post anything... but when you do - i'll be here waiting to see what is going on with you. let me know if you ever need anything.

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  35. Morgan,
    I feel your pain. It seems to be a common theme right now... Hopefully it's just the fall blues. With the recession, everyone is scrambling around, doing what they can to stay afloat. I hope you find yourself and who you are meant to be.

    Hugs

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  36. I hope it all works out for you. I think we (bloggers) all feel that way sometimes. Best of luck to you.

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