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Taking a Break from Blogging

Taking a blogging break | The Girl Next Door is Black
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I’ve never really taken an official break from blogging in the three years of this blog’s existence – even when I’ve gone on vacation. So, I’m taking a break.

Why now?

Quite frankly, I am exhausted by what’s going on in the world, particularly in the United States.

We’ve got a racist, ethnocentric, xenophobic, entitled demagogue running for President and dominating the media.

Meanwhile, people actually dedicating their lives to fighting for racial equality – you know, doing good work – are spied on or dragged through the mud and the media jumps on the story like a rabid pack of dogs.

Police shot and killed yet another black person and again people are blaming the victim and not questioning the police statements full of holes. Protestors seeking answers received responses in the form of tear gas and officers marching toward them armed like they’re off to fight ISIS.

And the Federal government is doing what about this?

That’s just a fraction of the nonsense.

I find myself becoming more misanthropic each day and wondering if humans will ever collectively get our shit together and stop behaving like assholes.

I have nothing to say about these events that I haven’t said before. I feel like I’m screaming into a void and it’s worn me out.

Lately I haven’t had the energy or focus to write and I don’t want to push out content I don’t feel proud of just for consistency’s sake. This goes beyond writer’s block.

On a personal level, I want to focus on continuing to build the foundation for the next phase of my life.

Ultimately, I am taking time to focus on my personal well-being. I need to get my mind right. Recharge so I can return motivated and enthusiastic.

  • I’ll also mostly not be responding to comments during this time.
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  • I’ll return in mid-September.