Stepping back

by Khushboo on November 14, 2013

Hey guys!  Hope your week is going well!  How are we already in middle of November- wasn’t it Halloween just yesterday??  Time flying = story of my life ;) .

Cutest coaster or what!

Cutest coaster or what!

In the 3+ years which I’ve been blogging, one thing I vowed to not do was to turn this hobby into an obligation or source of stress i.e. posting just for the sake of consistency.  My blog is my little corner of the Internet and it continues to be a creative outlet which I look forward to updating.  Whether you are a blogger or reader, I’m sure you’ll agree that posts are pointless when they come across as both forced & inauthentic.

With 2 destination weddings coming up, one being my cousin’s in Kerala and the other is of a very close friend’s in Abu Dhabi, the next few weeks are going to be pretty cray cray.  For the sake of my sanity, I’m taking a temporary blogging break.  As much as I enjoy blogging, it does require a good chunk of time in terms of writing each post, editing photos, commenting and so forth.  I have no doubt that extra slot of time will be just what I need to stay on top of work in the midst of everything…at least that’s the plan.

Now THIS is a salad...

Now THIS is a salad…

I plan to return to regular posting by the middle of December…and you better believe that I’ll be back recharged & with plenty of fresh content.  Because disconnecting from social media totally is just crazy talk, I’ll still be on Instagram – @khushboothadani.

Take care, guys :) !

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Arman @ thebigmansworld November 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Give me two seconds to dry my eyes.

Ok. As much as it’ll be sad not to have a blogger who’s probably the closest in terms of location and time, you said it yourself- it is MORE than evident when posts come out forced or obligated- and eventually it will only make you lose interest. I can’t wait for the Special K to return in December! ;)

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Lucie@FitSwissChick November 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Oh noooo! I am going to miss you Khushboo – ok, now I am talking as if you would leave forever :-)
I totally get that a break is needed sometimes, especially in crazy times!
Enjoy the weddings and I look forward to your return – meanwhile I will just keep stalking you on IG!

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vuppala gopinath November 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Good to take a break sometimes. Happy break and enjoy your break and marriages too… I will know when u blog again as subscribed to your blog by mail.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm

As long as you promise to come back! And as long as I can still stalk you through e-mails (which I AM getting around to answering :oops: ).

Enjoy the weddings and time off from blogging, love — sometimes it feels nice to take a little vacation.

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shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

I will miss you so – but you are so right (again) taking a break when things get “cray cray” is way better than writing for the sake of writing!
I cannot wait to read your thoughts on my old stomping grounds-Abu Dhabi, and about your adventures in Kerala! Safe travels and till December – take care
xxx’s

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Definitely understandable about taking a break….but I’ll miss you, lady!! <3

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health November 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

enjoy the wedding dear and come back soon. XOXO

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Parita @ myinnershakti November 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm

NOOOOOOOOO! Just kidding. You go and live your life, K – we’ll be here waiting! :)

Have so much fun celebrating with family and friends! Can’t wait to read about your experiences, especially in Kerela!!

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven November 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

We’ll miss ya! But I totally get it! I started blogging to blog about my life but the minute it starts to become my life is when I need to cut down. I’m feeling a little blogging break too. But don’t me too much of a stranger k?

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Alex @ therunwithin November 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Have a blast! Such a good reason to take a step back.

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Nikhita November 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Have a great time!! I have a wedding soon too, so fun!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 15, 2013 at 12:26 am

Have a great break!! Trust me…we ALL need those sometimes! :)

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Lisa November 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

Well, I’m super grateful to hear you are coming back after your brief time off! I think it’s great you are taking some time off because we all definitely need a break from the blog world! I totally believe that.
I will miss you A TON though! Enjoy your time off :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hooray for taking steps back!!! I love having the down time. And I’m jealous about the Kerala trip!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate November 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

Enjoy your break and the weddings, girl! And that certainly IS a salad. ;-)

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig November 16, 2013 at 12:43 am

I just posted about doing the same! Make sure you let me know if you have any more London trips planned, and enjoy the break x

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Miss Polkadot November 16, 2013 at 4:48 am

Not going to pretend I wasn’t going to miss you and your posts but I understand your reasoning – as long as you don’t leave the blog world forever! It’s true that a step back can help you recharge those creative “batteries” and turn into inspired posts one you return. Forcing yourself would really take the enjoyment out of what you chose as a very special hobby and who’d want that?
Have fun during your break and especially at the weddings! I’m a little jealous you don’t get to attend just one but actually two!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 17, 2013 at 5:50 am

Sometimes you do need to take a break and I actually might be joining you on this soon. Depends on how things go in the very near future, but when my funny departs, I think it’s a sign to take a step back. You, on the other hand, are going on a break for entirely different and fabulous reasons. Enjoy the weddings and the time off. I’ll see you on the Gram.

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honeywhatscooking November 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

I’ve done that… it’s important to recharge yourself, it’s like taking a vaca from work. Enjoy both weddings. :-)

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Ameena November 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

This is a really good idea! I am inspired to take a break too…although I am only posting once a week. Which I should be able to manage.

See you in December. See you on Instagram in the meantime!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

Obviously I am going to miss you, but you’re doing what is best for you and not adding more stress into your life! You know I go on breaks on a regular basis at this point (<– that sentence doesn't make much sense.. but you get it ;) ) and that it works for me at this time
Enjoy everything going on for you in the next few weeks!

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P November 19, 2013 at 6:52 am

Have a tremendous load of fun at BOTH weddings! :D

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Awww, well I will definitely be missing you girlie, but I hope you have a great time on your blogging break and enjoy your travels! I swear I got the short end of the stick when it comes to my friends and their weddings…out of my two closest friends, one eloped and the other went to the courthouse! Ugh! Lol

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Kym January 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I’m with you! I’m hardly ever consistent with my posting – there’ll be times when i’m posting every other day, and times when i haven’t posted for 3 weeks! I hope you’ve enjoyed your time off, we can’t wait to have you back! :) Happy New Year!

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Shivani January 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Hi..
Saw ur pics..i was amazed..WOW..u have sone an awsum job in loosing weight.I juz thought of askin you how to go about..Iam 33 yrs old married women blessed wid a 4yr old daughter.I dont weigh much juz 55kg..but the main problem area is inches which keeps increasing ..dnt knw y…though i prefer indian food only ..n fully vegetarian diet.. did many things be it yoga,..gym..functional training but once i left i gained those inches..my problem area is stomach..thighs n hips..inches increases..n wen i start dieting it shows on my face n look too pale..Can u please guide me how to go abt..i dnt want to join gym..started walkin..will it help n wat kind of diet shuld i follow..??

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets January 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

I hope you are still enjoying your break. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know I’m thinking about you. :)

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Steffi March 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Miss you girl…

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