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a brief holiday

Saturday, March 17, 2012
I’ve decided to take a needed two week break from this space. After reading this thoughtful post from The Yellow House and this article by Jamie Schler I decided it was a good time to take a step back and reevaluate my time, my heart. Laura and Kelsey also nudged me in the right direction, with their inspiring insights and healthy outlook on life. And that fateful moment when I realized my lovely littles were at times competing with this blasted computer, well, that cinched things.
It helped having a week in rural Wisconsin, with wide open sky and acres of land to walk on, strategically placed benches to sit at and ponder through months of backed-up soul business. There was time to gaze at clouds, scribble in journals, explore town, sip beers, hold hands. Time to watch our children enjoy life with abandon: playing dress up, racing down dirt roads, sitting in Grandpa’s truck for hours, pretending to drive away. We laughed together, played together, cried together, broke bread together. It was real, tangible, life-giving, and beautiful.
So I will see you soon, dear friends and readers! xo Sarah
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    london bakes
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Have a wonderful blog-break, sometimes we need a little time to step back and evaluate what’s really important to us.

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    Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks)
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I completely understand! I’ll miss your posts. See you on the twitters?

    and p.s. I used to not be able to comment, so seeing that I now can makes me squeal a little. 😉

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    Laura
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Enjoy your time away from the screen, lady. Thanks for mentioning/linking 🙂 Big hugs!

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    Ladies Holiday
    Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1:27 am

    We’ll still be here when you return. Enjoy.

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    thelittleloaf
    Monday, March 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Have a wonderful break catching up on the important things in life – everything will still be here when you get back 🙂 Oh, and please take lots of beautiful photos!

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    art and lemons
    Monday, March 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Yes, go. Enjoy, live life, and savor all the details. We all need this sort of reminder—daily. Thanks for leading the way and we’ll be here for your return.

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    Erin
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Sometimes I think that is part of the charm in the midwest- time tends to slow a bit and helps you relax/enjoy. Lovely photos (as always) and enjoy the break.

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    Sacha
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Good for you! I often don’t know where I’m going or what I’m doing regarding blogging. If you’re passionate (you are!), you blog for yourself first. If that means reevaluating or stepping aside, so be it.

    And that Jamie Schler article…I wish I were as fiery. A lot of the things she said are constantly running through my head, but I’m too afraid to voice those convictions in public. Good read.

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    Michael Procopio
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Those bathtub photos? Seriously fantastic.

    I think not letting one’s computer get in the way of real life is sound advice. I used to fret over the fact that I post once every other week, but not any more. It’s a matter of quality versus quantity. And that goes for both blogs and life.

    Cheers,

    Michael Procopio

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    reviews
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7:26 am

    great shots!

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    Megan Pence
    Monday, April 2, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Sarah, these are all positively stunning.

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    Kelsey
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    How did I miss this post. I’m flattered to be included in your sources of inspiration. You are so so not alone in fighting this internet world. It has a sneaky way of on the one hand bringing us closer together and on the other, pulling us apart. I loved the TED talk you tweeted yesterday on this topic. So many insights I agree with there. Love to you Sarah, getting to meet/know you better through the interwebs has been fantastic.

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    Sarah
    Monday, April 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I’m just seeing this now! Thanks for the kind mention. Hoping you are keeping well. —S

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    Elenore (E)
    Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    So beautiful! I feel my heart sing in response to your words and hope you have found a good balance now! Love Elenore

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