Hiatus: A gap or interruption in time, or continuity; a break.
And that’s exactly what happened on Hannatalks. As well as stepping back communicating with others on Twitter, posting on Instagram, updating my blog on Facebook – the whole sh’bang. Was it intentional? Not at all. But do I feel better for it now? 100%.
Throughout August and the beginning of September, (yes I know you know what’s coming up – but HOW ARE WE ALREADY HERE AND 3 MONTHS AWAY FROM CHRISTMAS ADHAHJDHBASDH) no matter how hard I tried to put together a post, I’d get so frustrated and just shut it all down. I felt like Hannatalks was pointless, which led to me thinking what the f*ck am I going to do with my life, which led me to maybe I shouldn’t be working in retail anymore, to why can’t I be brave and do something I actually want to do. Agh. I felt like I was in limbo for a few weeks but right now, I feel more grounded. My main problem is comparing myself to others – in all aspects of life – and I just need to learn to take things at my own pace.
I miss posting 3 times a week and reading lovely comments and talking to other bloggers. Going into working full time might be hard at first but I just need to find a balance. I worked my ass off in August, (hello overtime) so my pay cheque looked fairly healthy this month. I want to treat myself to some Autumn bits cos I LOVE AUTUMN and nothing screams Autumn more than this fur gilet, perfect for layering, and brown suede ankle boots. Riverisland’s open back blouses are my favourite things to wear right now so I want to add this grey print blouse to my collection. I really want to treat myself to the Olympus Pen E-PL7; mainly spurred on by 25% discounts floating about and Katy’s excitement for her now owning the camera. I need to get my paws on it.
What’s on your wish list this month?
Wellcome back lovely, I certainly missed you! Sometimes taking a break is what is best, and certainly gives you inspiration! 🙂
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Aww Hayley!! You babe. Thank you so much. I've just caught up with your blog, you've been a right busy bee! Hope you had a fantastic holiday and congratulations again on the Nanshy win!! xxx
Gorgeous wishlist hun, sometimes it’s good to just have a break and can do the world of good 🙂 I love that fur gilet 🙂 I want to try the Olympus Pen also as it sounds just so amazing 🙂 I'm glad you're feeling better within yourself also 🙂 *hugs*
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I'm really tempted to treat myself to the camera! And there's loads of discount codes floating about for it so that makes me even more tempted… Thank you so much lovely xxx
Also FYI to the both of you, they do free test runs! So you can borrow one for 2-3 days and see how it works for you 🙂 xxx
Oh that's cool! How do I go about have a free test run?! xxx
great picks! I love the boots and they are must have in every woman's closet this fall 🙂
I hope you are feeling better <3
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥
They look lovely don't they?! I always wear converses when it gets colder so I need to invest in some boots. Feeling much better thank you lovely xxx
I like it, very cool!
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I am really loving RI Blouses at the moment x
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SO comfy, aren't they! They're super flattering too xxx
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Oh my god, the Olympus Pen is so high on my wishlist but with my SLR i just cannot warrant buying it. Those two tops are to die for and I cannot wait to wear my 5 year old fur gilet that gives and gives every autumn.
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So pretty though, isn't it?!?! I think the main attraction for me is how compact it is and the fact I can change lenses, whereas the one I have now I can't. I love the printed one, I need it in my life!! xxx
Oh yes to that gorgeous Olympus camera! While I absolutely love my Fujifilm, Olympus has intrigued me even though it's crazy expensive. Get it on the 25% discount! Must be awesome! <3
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Haha yes THAT camera! I'm very tempted I must admit. I'm currently using a Panasonic Lumix FZ (something) and whilst I do love it, it is quite bulky to carry about and the focus/zoom range isn't fab. I'm attracted to the Olympus as it has interchangeable lenses! Super handy xxx
Welcome back! I also took a 5 month break because of life and not feeling like documenting everything. It's good to step away and come back refreshed. I love those boots too!
Thank you!! 🙂 that's definitely true. There's no point carrying on with something if your heart and soul isn't in it. Aren't they pretty?! I need them in my life xxx
I love the blouses and I've been looking into cameras recently too but there's so many to choose from! 🙂
There really are! I have my eyes on a few, decisions decisions!! xxx
Welcome back, I hope you are feeling better!>:D< I actually take breaks all the time, sometimes I need some time off so I can enjoy writing again. OMG, that camera is to die for!I`m trying to save money for a new camera, but at the moment I`m failing so hard.
Much better thank you! I just felt really uncreative and BLEH. Just need to learn not to be so hard on myself! Aww haha, good luck saving! xxx
YES OLYMPUS PEN!!! <3 best decision I ever made. I literally sold my DSLR for it, but it's so much better for me and the kind of photography I do 🙂 so small! so light! so pretty! xxx
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Haha IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT. I saw your post and was like need need need. I'm drawn to how small and light it is, looks super handy to have in your bag day to day! xxx
Oh girl, I feel you! Blogging and the visual stimulation from everyone else can be so draining and makes me question everything, but kudos to you for pushing through and welcome back! I'm on the hunt for a smaller camera to carry around, so heading to check this one out!
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Aww bless you, thanks so much! I think it got to the point where I had nothing exciting going on nor spare time on my hands, so I couldn't put together a post I was happy about! Woo let me know if you like it! 🙂 xxx
Your statement at the start of this post was very touching, sometimes I feel the exact same and I have only been blogging for a couple of months now. Sometimes I lack inspiration or, like you, I compare myself to others who are much more established than I am with a bigger following and better photography. But then I remember that we are all different and that is what makes blogs unique. And we blog because it is a passion each and every one of us has! But please, never think you are inferior to anyone else! You are individual, and it is sometimes good to have a break from social media.
Thank you for such an incredibly sweet comment! 🙂 I do compare myself a lot but then I think, they've spent years building something so it just takes time. I just need to learn not to put pressure on posting and just do it when I genuinely have something worth writing about; I don't want to force it. xxx
I love the look of that fur gillet, but the top is gorgeous!!!!!
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aren't they both just amazing?! may have to treat myself to both! xxx
I want this fur west!!!