Break Time.

I thought you all deserved an explanation for my lax blogging of late. I have decided it’s time for me to take a bit of a break from the blog over the holidays. This decision is something that I’ve been wrestling with for a while now and it’s time to come to grips with it.

I have so much passion and so many interests that it gets spread a little thin. I love baking, cooking, writing, photography, jewelry making, sewing and crafting to name a few. The problem is that I don’t know how to prioritize that list. I don’t know what I love most and, ultimately, what I want to spend the rest of my life doing.

I have appreciated all your comments and support thus far, but I feel as though I am maintaining this blog for others and not for myself. I am a firm believer that it’s important to do what makes you happy in life. I have made too many wrong turns to give up on that now. I just need some time to decide exactly what it is that makes me happy.

I feel as though I use the blog as a shield to protect me from following my dreams and consequently failing or even succeeding. I stay distracted and busy myself with cookies and buttercream so I don’t have to face the fact that I’m floundering. I am a huge procrastinator and I don’t want to resent the blog for keeping me from what I really want.

Life can be scary. I am exactly where I want to be physically, emotionally and romantically, but not professionally. I need to find balance.

When I come back there will be some big changes with Hot Polka Dot. I have some avenues I need to explore and some experiments to make. I don’t want you to worry. It’s all very exciting! I expect some of you won’t stick around to find out, but I hope that most of you will be patient and wait to see what comes next.

Thank you all for your understanding and support! I look forward to talking with you again after the break!

20 thoughts on “Break Time.

  1. Jennifer D.

    Life is short and you have to follow your dreams! I didn’t settle on what I was going to do until I was almost 30. I started out in a profession that I didn’t like. I decided to go back to school but didn’t know what I wanted to do. All I knew is that I wanted to work with children. I got a teaching assistant job at a preschool for children with language disabilities and it changed my life. It put me on the path to be a speech therapist and I *love* my job! Best of luck and remember you have to fail to succeed! I for one will be sticking around! Let me know if you need anyone to bounce ideas off of and good luck!

    1. Lindsey

      Thank you so much Jennifer! Your support really means a lot to me. Life is funny isn’t it? Just about everyone I know has changed their minds professionally once, twice or even three times before they find what makes them happy. Your comment has been very encouraging!

  2. Marcy

    You are a very talented and special person. Don’t let life and all of its pressures stress you out. You need to think of yourself first and what is best for you. Take care.

  3. mary dolph

    good for you, it is hard to make the leap (coming from someone who has been clinging to the edge for some time I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up LOL. Good Luck Lindsey! mary d.

  4. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

    Can’t wait to see you back on here, Lindsey! I totally understand where you’re coming from. Do what is best for you and we’ll be right here waiting

  5. Beatriz

    Good for you. You’re a very talented person and I’m sure you’ll succeed in whatever you decide to do with your life, as long as it has to do with something you love. Don’t settle until you find what it is :]

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see what’s next from you.

  6. Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles

    I definitely understand what you’re saying- I, too, have been wrestling with having so many creative outlets that I love, but rarely seem to have enough time for. Sometimes a few things have to fall through for awhile before you can find what you’re really passionate about, but once you do, you will be able to run with them and maintain a much happier life…or at least that’s what I’m hoping for!

  7. Imelda

    I absolutely understand what you’re talking about. I majored in graphic design, but i am in love with all things artsy and crafty. I love to experiment with things. I love trying to make things I see. I fell in love with baking accidentally and it has been my focus ever since. I wish there was 10 of me so that I can do everything i want to do…

    Go Lindsey..!

  8. Helene

    Take all the time you need to think about what you really want to do for yourself. You are talented and you will success in anything. It would be still nice to have you blog about recipes that you like when you feel like it. Good luck!


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