Six years of daily writing, meeting deadlines, taking conference calls and building this blog into what it has become has been such fun but honestly, sometimes exhausting work. Sometimes I find myself struggling under the weight. Sometimes I need a break.


Vacation image via Shutterstock

It’s easier said than done. I’ll admit, sometimes it’s hard for me to give up control. I don’t use many guest writers so the pressure producing all of the content to the best of my ability, totally falls on me and that’s by my own choice. It can be rough sometimes finding a work/life balance, I’ll be honest.

Many of my friends have encouraged me through the years to just take a vacation. Take a week off and know that my readers will be there for me when I return. I’ve been too scared to do it before. But this week I am taking the whole week off — possibly for the first time on this blog. I will be in the Florida Keys with my husband and my in-laws, having a wonderful family vacation and involving myself in nothing that has to do with blogging or social media or hair or makeup. I need a break, so I’m taking a break. I hope you understand, and return next week for more fresh posts on makeup, hair, beauty, life and culture on!

Please feel free to read my posts over at, and if you want to vacation vicariously with me you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter for details on where I’m at, what I’m eating, how much fun I’m having and how sunny it is!

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Patrick Grell Jnr. says:
April 22, 2013, 10:26 am
Enjoy the vacation little sister! Say hello to everyone for me please. Peace and love!
cosmicsistren says:
April 22, 2013, 12:25 pm
Take the break. You deserve it. Get some sun for me!
pets says:
April 22, 2013, 3:26 pm
Take what is a well deserved vacation! Hugs to that side of the family.
Rachel says:
April 23, 2013, 5:51 am
Enjoy the vacation. We all need our time off and beauty sleep!
Vicky says:
April 23, 2013, 11:04 am
A summer vacation at the beach is a perfect getaway to stress! Enjoy! :)
Linda Olsen says:
April 24, 2013, 1:12 am
Hey Bella, enjoy your well deserved break. I really like your writing and I admire your dedication. I'm in the early stages of creating my blog/site myself and I can see why so many people quit or get distracted after a while. 6 years is a long time in this endeavor, and you have certainly proven yourself to be among the elite bloggers/writers. Cheers and enjoy!
Sammy Handley says:
April 26, 2013, 3:23 pm
A little time off and a break is always good when you burnout. You deserve it missy, have fun!
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Agnes Neal says:
June 21, 2013, 4:30 pm
Good for you for taking a much deserved vacation! You'll feel so much more refreshed and productive after it. Hope you have a wonderful time. :)


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