Lindsey Checks In While She’s Checked Out

Hello, Lovely Bookish Peeps!

As you may have noticed, I’ve been pretty (well, completely) absent from the book blog for several months now.

I don’t know about you, but there are periods in my life where I get into a funk, and it is nearly impossible for me to snap out of it. Not quite depression, not exactly discontentment- the closest I can come to describing my psychological/emotional state is the fancy French term, ennui.

But even that doesn’t accurately pin down how I’ve been feeling. I’m not just bored; I am soul crushingly weary with almost every activity that used to bring me joy.

Reading was my escape, my safe place, my therapy. Yet for the last four months or so, every book I pick up I end up abandoning within a few chapters. Nothing captures my interest for long.

I’ve attempted my tried and true genres- fantasy, chick lit, historical fiction… but nothing works. I simply can’t get into the stories. I can’t engage. I’ve gone out of my normal box and took a stab at nonfiction, but it, too, results in the same.

I’m broken.

Thankfully, I have a blog partner who is immensely patiently and incredibly understanding. Elizabeth has been great at encouraging me, and has not once pressured me to suck it up in order to churn out our normal blog schedule posts. She is the BEST, y’all.

But that doesn’t stop me from feeling guilty that she’s been running this online place all by herself for a long time now. Believe it or not, maintaining a book blog takes a lot of time, effort, and money, and Elizabeth has been bearing that burden solo since April. She seriously deserves an award.

It is good to know that while this blue flog in my heart continues, ChickLitChickadees is in good hands.

I apologize for spewing my emotional vomit all over this post, but I felt staying gone and staying silent was unfair to you readers, and unfair to my partner. Y’all deserve my transparency if I’m not going to follow through on my commitments.

The book nerd community is filled with the most loving, compassionate folks on the planet. Thank you for being there, even when I’m on a bit of a forced sabbatical. I promise, I’ll get back to that good place. Thank you for being patient while I get there.

Love you all!

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