Officially declaring my “Creating Volumes” hiatus…

So obviously I’ve been a long time gone. I kept expecting to come back, to start watching k-dramas again, to start blogging again, to get back to normal. Thing is, “normal” is not going to happen. Not my previous definition of it, anyhow. (This should have been obvious but for some reason it took a while to sink in for me.)

It’s a good realization to have — that I’m seeking a new normal, I mean. It gets me moving, gives me permission to move in a completely new direction. There’s some excitement to it. An expectation of some sort of progress. But it also made me realize that I’m still a ways away from the sort of writing I’ve done here on this blog. I still expect to get back into k-dramas, again! Just, right now, for reasons I’ll admit I haven’t examined too closely, it’s not going to happen. Someday (I’m calling this a “hiatus” not a “goodbye”), but not today.

I want to thank all of you — fellow bloggers, loyal commenters, fly-by commenters, new commenters, lurkers — for the incredibly fun conversations and insights and just awesome, awesome support you’ve given me here. It’s meant a great deal. And the outflowing of care and kindness you gave me in my previous post… I was really, really touched. Thank you, guys. Seriously, thank you.

And I want to let you all know, I’ve started up another blog. It’s quieter, more personal. I’m doing a massive reorganization of my home — following the method in the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo — and blogging about it. The blog is called A Tidy Little Journey and if it sounds like something you might enjoy, please do come join me there. (For about half a minute I considered repurposing “Creating Volumes” and doing it here. But it’s such a completely different subject and such a different tone… I’d have to destroy what I’ve built here, which I definitely do not want to do. I love “Creating Volumes” — I want it to remain the happy, shiny place it is. I want it waiting patiently for me to come back.)

So this isn’t goodbye or so long or farewell. This is see you… maybe not soon, or even next year, but someday. Someday.


17 thoughts on “Officially declaring my “Creating Volumes” hiatus…

  1. So happy to hear from you Betsy…and glad to hear that it’s not a goodbye. Missed you here and I’ll keep waiting patiently till the time you return..

    Glad to know that you are fine. I’m definitely meeting you at your new blog…take care dear

      • Hah! I wondered… for a very brief moment. 😉

        It’s a good book though. An easy read and a lot of good ideas. (At least, I think they’re good.. we’ll see as I put them into action.)

        And also! It’s so good to hear from you, too, Drama Fan! I missed you guys more than I realized. 🙂

  2. My dear Betsy.. It’s just great to hear your voice and know that you’re doing ok, and working on getting better every day. I’ve missed you over the last year or so, and have thought of you and hoped that you’re ok. It’s completely understandable that you don’t feel ready to write about dramas or even watch them. I’m completely rooting for ya, to come out even stronger through this, and will be following you on your other blog so that I can cheer for you on the sidelines. Big hugs, my dear friend. Love ya. ❤

    • Big hugs, right back! I missed you, too, kfangurl. And… I do feel like I’m getting stronger. Today, anyway. It’s good to be back in a quiet sort of way, though. Seeing all these familiar “faces” in my comment section made my heart swell so I’m really, really glad I’m doing this. 🙂

  3. Dear Betsy, so lovely to hear that you are still standing and moving on with your life, with what sounds like a postive take. Some things in life will take a time to settle and I can understand why you are not ready to get back to dramas or blogging about them. Hang in there and keep on moving. I’ll be keeping tabs on your other blog too.

    • Timescout! You’re so very right about it taking time. That’s what I needed to let myself realize. After that – it’s like I gave myself permission to begin moving forward. Being patient with myself, I guess.

      Anyway — I’m glad to be taking baby steps. 🙂

  4. Dear Betsy, I admit when I (finally) caught up with my feed – I did a double, triple take. “Creating Volumes?” I asked myself. “Wait…” Once, twice. Thrice. You’re back! Kind of. And not. On a serious note, I’m so happy to hear from you again – even if it’s to announce what you call a ‘hiatus’. I hope you’re doing well; it’s been so long, forever almost, since that last entry of yours but I’ve kept you in mind and always waited for when you’d return. Creating Volumes will always be bookmarked on my feed, so when you return – I’ll be here too. In the meantime, I am genuinely excited and happy you’re back in blogosphere with an even better (I think) material. I’ll be cozying myself there in your tidy little space and look forward to this journey of healing and self-discovery you’re on 🙂

    Sending love and hugs to you ❤

    • Oh, jandoe… *hugs* It’s so, so good to be blogging again and to hear from all of you. Part of the journey and a very supportive and comforting part, indeed. 🙂

  5. How great it is to hear from you. Honestly, you’ve been on the back of my mind ever since I read your last post and I’ve been wondering whether I’ll be hearing from you again, so it’s really nice that you gave us this little update because it eases my my mind a bit to know you’re doing ok.

    It’s also good to know that I don’t have to say goodbye forever to Creating Volumes. The worst case scenario would have been that you’d take it down completely, but I’m thankful that’s not the case. I’ll definitely be lurking over at your new blog and I have a feeling your new journey is going to be very inspirational to read 🙂

    Take care, dear Betsy!

    • Thank you, Indigo. I’m really glad I did this update, too. It means I’m taking forward steps and it’s also a great opportunity to reconnect. I certainly won’t take Creating Volumes down and… I feel like I’m taking steps towards coming back to it. Just… I’m not sure at all how long that journey will take. But it’s really good to be blogging again. 🙂

  6. Betsy!! I’m way late but I’m ever so glad to hear from you!!! You were on my mind this whole time, wondering how you were doing. I even thought about emailing but I just didn’t know if that would be too intrusive.

      • DDee!! I’m glad to hear from you, too! I didn’t realize how much I was missing the blogging world until I started hearing from all of you. 🙂 (I totally understand about hesitating to email — I’m honestly not sure if I’d have replied or not. Probably would have depended on the day.) Anyway, really, really glad to be back. Big hugs!

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