To each his own. To me my own.

Phantom Deliverance

It’s always worried me when a fellow blogger disappears suddenly and never comes back to let you know they’re okay. In these albeit rare instances, it serves to feed a pit of never-ending questions and scenarios in my head. Did they have an accident, did they die, are they sick, the list goes on – and believe me, I can create some scenarios. It’s for this reason that I wanted to let you guys know I’ll be taking a blogging break. Heck I as much as have already, anyway.

When I started posting back in 2009 it was something I needed to do, and it ended up being very therapeutic. It was also something I enjoyed doing. The past few months, maybe more actually, it’s become (can I be frank?) more of a chore. All of you should be able to relate to this honest admittance, since we’ve all likely had an occurrence of being burnt out on some thing at some point in our lives. To be honest, I’m dealing with a lot of ‘stuff’ right now, and a blog isn’t always the best place to, ahem… bare it all. Sometimes it is, just not all the time. So I also consider it ‘removing the cell phone from the drunk’. Yeah. That’s a good analogy.

I’ll try to visit in here and there, and may even be back again in good time. I value all of your friendships through the years more than I can tell you. I’ve met some truly wonderful and inspirational people who, I like to think, have influenced me in very positive ways. For this I feel so blessed, and I’m thankful for each and every one of you.

With that I’ll bid you all adieu for a while, and in typical bon-fashion will leave behind a couple of renegade thoughts.

  • As much as I prefer routine, it seems as if my life is always changing.
  • Never take communication for granted. It’s such an integral part of life.
  • A promise is a promise – it’s not made to be ignored or left to dry up, as if never mentioning it again will make it disappear. That’s simply not the way it works.

Hugs and Kisses

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16 responses

  1. I’ll miss the ramblings of the southern girl ….. Hope to see you back again, refreshed.
    Hugs, Love and Prayers

    August 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    • Thanks, dear E. Love, hugs and prayers back to you!

      August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

  2. We’ll miss you! enjoy your life away from the blog and i hope you come back soon!

    August 29, 2012 at 5:32 am

    • Thanks so much, Victoria – and I’ll miss you all as well. It’s a much needed break indeed.

      August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

  3. Sniffle, sniffle.

    August 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

    • Tissue? 😀 Love ya Thoughtsy.

      August 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  4. Best to take short break whereas other people feel obliged to turn out monotonous drivel in an effort to keep their blog alive. Enjoy your break and I hope to see posts from you when inspiration comes back.

    August 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    • That’s so true, GB. Thanks for that and I plan to keep up with you all when I can. Big hugs.

      August 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  5. My fav blog was perpetuallypeeved. Such humor. Such scathing sarcasm. She just dropped out.. Enjoy your rest.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    • Thanks, dear Carl. We definitely have a fave blog in common with Peeved. I miss her, and often wonder what happened to make such a talented writer disappear.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  6. daveegee

    Enjoy your well deserved sabbatical, my dear. Take it from a writer that when something you love or just like a whole whole whole hell of a lot becomes a chore, you just need to walk away…for a while anyway. I haven’t been part of the Boniverse for as long as others here, but I think I’ll miss you just the same. Take care of Bonnnie because that really is the most important thing. That and your family.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:02 am

    • Thank you, dear Dave. You and I have a lot in common, probably even more than I’ve let on – especially when it comes our childhood and growing up. I’ve always enjoyed your wit and talent immensely, and I’m so glad I found you! Love and hugs.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:18 am

  7. That is so true, Bon. I am actually doing that intermittently because I barely have time to do it–to be honest. You could sure see that in my recent blog post.

    Life is changing…I say so is the routine. When I was still in the Philippines, I had all the time to blog. Being in a foreign land now gave the opposite.

    However it may be, I believe a little time for friends are essential, especially for the case you were describing in this post. It’s such an eye-opening post and my apologies for my failure to get in touch for while.

    Hope to see you soon again and stay cool and strong.

    PS

    WordPress will not leave you so don’t forget to consider being in his therapeutic space again. 😉

    October 8, 2012 at 12:47 am

    • Oh Sony, no apologies necessary. It has to be hard working out of the country as you are, I’m sure your time must be used wisely in the interim. We all have to do what we have to do, and sometimes life becomes an ‘it is what it is’ situation. As you said, things continually change. I value each and every one of the friendships I’ve made on here, yours included my friend!

      You take good care, and I hope to talk to you again soon. 🙂

      October 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      • Your reply is comforting, Bonnie. Thank you so much!

        (It’s been almost a month and I couldn’t even make one post. Sigh…)

        October 23, 2012 at 1:01 am

  8. Sometimes, when we can’t fulfill that urge to write it becomes even more stressful in an already overwhelming busy life. I understand that. When I wrote my last post in August saying I was taking a break, I felt so relieved. It took all of the pressure off for a while. Take good care of Sony, the most important thing right now – and the time will come on it’s own to begin again.

    Hugs from far away my friend.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:56 am

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