Avec Valerie is Going on Hiatus Until Mid-February
Hi everyone! I absolutely hate that I’m doing this but I feel that it’s necessary for the sake of my sanity. Yes, you correctly read the title of this post… I have decided to go on hiatus until mid-February. This is probably the most personal post you’ll read on this blog, as I try to keep certain aspects of my life to myself. Simply put, I have too much going on in my life right now.
Here’s why I’m going on hiatus until mid-February…
Because of School
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’d know that I recently graduated from college. I plan to attend graduate school in the fall and until then, I need to mentally (and financially) prepare myself for it. Most grad school applications are due mid-February, hence the time I intend to return. For the next month, I’ll be constantly studying for the GRE, writing personal statements, and filling out applications. My overall GPA wasn’t the best so it’s crucial that I do very well on the GRE in order to get into a decent grad program. As much as I love blogging, my education, my career, and my future are my top priorities.
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Because of Work
You’ll also recall that I recently completed my internship back in December. I loved the experience so much, I reapplied and got the next-level position. Now as a staff member, I have many more responsibilities and am in charge of the incoming interns for the spring semester. I’m also working 30+ hours a week at my part-time job as a hostess. To say that I’m busy with work is an understatement; I only get one day off a week and it’s not enough time to relax and get everything else done.
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Because of Personal Reasons
On a more personal level, I just haven’t been feeling like myself lately. I’m constantly stressed out and anxious about the things going on in my life. My relationships with certain people have been so toxic, my happiness and self-esteem have been drained out of me. This blog used to be my escape and my outlet, where I could focus all my positive energy into. I feel like I’ve hit the wall and blogging now feels like a chore that I can’t keep up with. Despite the recent success of my blog, I still want it to be fun and effortless. I refuse to blog just for the sake of sticking to my schedule. I will always choose quality content over quantity. In order to do that, I need to take a break and focus on myself again.
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See you all in mid-February!
Until then, there will not be any new blog posts. I’ll still be on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter if you want to keep in touch. Please take care of yourself. I promise I’ll be back in February with a refreshed and positive perspective.
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Good luck! wishing you a wonderful 2016 and success in everything you do 🙂 xx
Avec ValerieKatie Kuo
Thank you, Katie! 2016 has been good to me so far. x
Good luck with everything!
Thank you! I hope everything works out. x
You have to take time to re-group and be happy again. Enjoy your hiatus. Everything will fall into place!
Thank you for understanding and thank you for the reassurance! x
Good luck with everything. Waiting to see u in Feb.
Thank you, girl! I’ll be back soon 😉
The blogosphere will miss you, Valerie! but it’s definitely understandable. Since classes have started again for me, all the stress is coming along again. Sometimes a step back & a break is what you need. Good luck and best wishes! xo
I’ll miss you guys too!! I’ll still read everyone’s posts, I just won’t be posting haha. I really didn’t want to take a break but it’s necessary. Hopefully this semester goes well for you! x
I remember how stressful applying to graduate school was for me and it was only a year ago. Take the time off to focus on you. Good luck with everything!
Avec Valeriekatina bobina
Thank you, Katina. I really didn’t want to take a break but it’s necessary. I’ll be back in no time! x
Good luck with everything, love! See you next month <3
Thanks a lot, Leanne! x