An Unplanned Hiatus

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Honestly, I didn't plan to take such a long break from blogging.

For a while I wasn't sure if it was something that I even wanted to continue on with.

We spent two weeks in Florida visiting my family, and I decided to just not worry about this here blog.

I wanted to focus all of my time and energy on my family and preparing for the little one. 

We got back to Italy about a week ago, and I still wasn't feeling the urge to blog.

I wanted to relax, spend more time with my hubby, and focus on other enjoyable tasks like reading and decorating the house for Christmas. 

Basically, it has felt wonderful to be unplugged from the world for a little while. 

I wasn't even sure if I wanted to come back to this.

Blogging is a hobby of mine, not a job. 

I choose to do it because I enjoy it. My husband loves having a virtual place where our memories are stored. My family enjoys seeing what we are up to since we are so far away. 
This is why I do it. 

Real life is more important than virtual life. 
I think in this day and age people (especially my generation and the ones below) tend to get the two a little mixed up.
I see too much of that both in the blogging world and in real life.

I've come across others that appear to be living their life just so they can share about it on social media, when really we should be living life to truly experience and enjoy it. If you want to share about it later that's fine, but remember to live in the moment!

I think it's important to take a break every once in a while, and check yourself to make sure you aren't loosing track of what's important. 
My little unplanned blogging hiatus felt great, and I'm so happy that I just went with it.

With all that being said, I found that I do actually miss this little here blog.

I'm not quite sure how frequently I'll be posting, but I wanted to stop by to say that I am in fact back.

I have loads of stuff to share and post about, as well as more than a few bumpdates to catch up on! 

So if you enjoy reading Pearls & Prosecco I want to say thank you, and that there will be some great content coming your way in the upcoming weeks!


  1. Sometimes it is a little hard to get away from all the social media and such but it's nice when you do. I hope your trip home was wonderful.

  2. I missed your blog but I agree it is definitely necessary to take a social media break once in awhile! I hope you enjoyed your time with your family and friends!

  3. Trust me...I have gone through this multiple times. Live life - blogging comes second. xoxo