An Announcement Today And It’s Been A Long Time Coming

Note: This post was actually scheduled to be published on Thursday noon but it looks like WordPress decided another date might work better and didn’t publish it all. No wonder you were asking me on Twitter where I was heading! :P

Hello fellow beautyholics!

Hope you’re having a great week so far.

Remember all those Bloggie Wednesday posts I wrote about overcomi blogger’s block, overcoming blogging burnout, taking a step back and taking some time off away from the blog because it doesn’t help you nor do your blog any favours if you’re just forcing yourself to churn out content that you’re just meh about? Guess what? I’m going to have to take my own advice because here goes nothing.

I’m burnt out.

Burnt Out Me

I don’t blog 7 days a week but even so, I still do try to keep a 6-day blogging week as much as I can. For the past three months, I just haven’t been on top of my game. Google’s still shitting me, my traffic is doing just so-so and my brains are pretty much fried. Kid you not, most of the time for the last 3 months, all I could think of was “I need a break“. One evening, I even broke down and sobbed for absolutely nothing. My mind’s so wired, it needs severe detangling, I tell ya.

The last break I took was in the beginning of the year when I went back to Malaysia to visit my folks for Chinese New Year. I remember how terribly busy I was creating and scheduling content for the next 3 weeks just so I’m not away for too long. Even keen readers like you mentioned that it didn’t seemed as though I was away on a break because the blog was still going on on an almost daily basis!

Well, I’m happy to say that that break I’ve been waiting for for months now is finally here. I’ve been dragging my sorry ass day in day out just for August and September because I’m finally going on a holiday I’ve been dreaming of going for 10 years. Oh yeah, it’s been a long time coming, all right. :)

Leaving on an Air Asia Plane

© Ken Hawkins

As you read this, I’m actually about 35,000 feet in the air now. I’ll be visiting my family again in Malaysia and more importantly, attending THE wedding of the year (at least, it is for my family) as my dear cousin Beetrice is getting married! I’ve been entrusted the honourable role of the matron of honour, which I’m proud as punch of (although this matron of honour does feel very useless because there doesn’t seem to be anything for me to do :P). After the wedding, I’ll be off to the UK for Tim’s best mate’s wedding and after that, it’s Paris and Rome!

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about the trip. Like I said, I’ve been dreaming of it for 10 years and now I finally get to go. I can’t wait to see my old alma mater as well in Dundee. That’s Scotland for ya, crocodiles not included. ;)

Paris, France

© Moyan Brenn

What does this mean for the blog? Initially I was thinking of really taking a proper break, which meant I’ll be completely away from it for the next few weeks. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t NOT schedule some content for you and leave the blog hanging high and dry. It won’t be as frequent as usual; heck there may be just 1-2 posts a week. Bloggie Wednesdays will be on hold till I’m back. But I’ll try my hardest to update the blog when I’m away. I’ve been doing test runs on my iPad’s Blogsy app to see if I can blog on the go. I’ll have WIFI at most of the accommodations so fingers crossed, I’ll be able to show you some pictures of my travels and *ahem* shopping hauls as well. :P

Colosseum, Rome

© Moyan Brenn

If you’d like to follow me on my holiday, I’ll be on the following social media platforms. No way will I be able to stay away from these!

Twitter: @fortheloveofme
Instagram: @sweetcontemplation

Thank you so much for understanding how much I need this break. I’ll also have limited access to email in the later weeks so please excuse my delay in replies. Please do continue to stay tuned to the blog for some scheduled posts I worked on. No fillers for my fellow beautyholics. :)

Love you all.

Tine x

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41 comments… add one

  1. Monica P

    Now worries and have a great time! I only blog twice a week and when I’m on vacation .. I’ll be on vacation (no blog posts). I mean, ya gotta have a work life balance :-)

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  2. BlushandBarbells

    Oh my gosh what a wonderful trip! Congratulations to the two couples getting married, and enjoy your vacation!
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    1. Tine

      Thanks lovely! I’ll convey your warm regards to the happy couples :) x

  3. Shamim de Varax

    enjoy your holiday and say hello to bee and the girls for me =D

    1. Tine

      Thanks Shamim. Wish you were with us. I sure will! :) x

  4. Claire

    Have a fantastic holiday, everyone needs time off to relax… I can’t wait to see the results of your shopping sprees :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Claire. The shopping spree has *ahem* begun albeit a small one. Shhh! :P

  5. Sunshine

    Hope you have a fantastic holiday Tine =)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Sunshine! :)

      PS: Love your name ;)

  6. Chelsea

    Enjoy your MUCH needed break, Tine. Can’t wait to hear all about it xxx
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Chelsea. It’s much needed all right. Almost reached breaking point once, which told me yeah, it’s time to take a break :)

  7. Lara L

    Sounds like you need a break. I was in Malaysia last summer. loved it. Have fun and chill! :)

    1. Tine

      Ooops just realised I missed out on replying your comment! Sorry about that. Thanks very much! :)

  8. Paris B

    Ah, I was going to ask you where your post was but figured it was just WP being an ass as usual :) Take your time off, we all need it. Most importantly, enjoy your holiday. OMG I’m so jealous about Europe! You’ll have a fab time :D See ya soon (literally!) :D
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    1. Tine

      Thanks sweets. Yeah, I definitely need it. Brains fried liao.

      PS: Can’t wait to see you! xx

  9. Natasha

    No need to apologize! You need this break! Enjoy it! It sounds fabulous!

    1. Tine

      Thanks for understanding Natasha. Appreciate it :) x

  10. Victoria

    Have a lovely holiday Tine as you do deserve it! I have been dreaming of Europe too and I hope one day I would be able to walk down the streets of Dublin or Limerick with my hubby since he used to work there. Do not fret about posting regularly as there are other avenues to follow you especially on Instagram :-)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Victoria. One day, I hope to visit Dublin too. My parents visited the city and said it’s absolutely stunning. But for now, Paris and Rome, ten years in the making, I just can’t wait :D

  11. Sue

    So jealous! Sounds like a well deserved break – can’t wait to hear about it!
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Sue! Hope to be able to blog on holiday so I’m keeping my fingers crossed the iPad app will work :P

  12. ponikuta

    Have fun with your trip!

    Can’t believe it is finally happening! Give Bee a huge squeeze for me too.

    Can’t wait to see your haul. *wiggling fingers* xx
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    1. Tine

      Thanks love. I hope to do you proud, haul-wise ;)

  13. coco

    Have fun and enjoy your break!
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Coco :) x

  14. Rosemarie

    Sounds like a well deserved break :) It sounds so exciting, and I can’t wait for you to get your blogging mojo back. Have a fantastic holiday!
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Rose! I’m praying hard that my blogging mojo returns quickly too. Fingers crossed :) x

  15. sataa

    well I understand that you need a break .I hope you have a safe and fun trip :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Sataa :) x

  16. SharonC

    You really deserve this holiday! Thank you so much for this blog! I always look forward to your honest reviews and I love how you engage with your readers. Take care and enjoy your wonderful holiday!

    1. Tine

      Aww thanks for your kind words of encouragement, Sharon! You have no idea how much I appreciate it. It’s great timing for me to take a break and hopefully, fingers crossed, by the time I’m back, I’ll have some great stuff for you guys! :D x

  17. Michelle Beh

    Hi Tine!! Have a good rest and enjoy the trip ya! Lots of love to you~~ Can’t wait for your shopping haul when you are back! Take care and have fun!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Michelle! The shopping has started at Watsons, but it’s just a small one, nothing interesting to show y’all yet. Unless you’re interested in seeing sunscreens. Hahaha! x

  18. hilary

    Have a fabo time and don’t stress about the blog….it’s amazing how much you manage to post normally so don’t think anyone could argue it’s not very much deserved :) x
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    1. Tine

      Aww thanks Hilary. I love doing what I do and blogging is what I love. I’m so glad readers like you enjoy the blog, is all :) x

  19. Kai

    Have a fantastic holiday!

    1. Tine

      Thanks Kai! :)

  20. Allison

    Congratulations, Tine, on your much deserved break! Your trip sounds amazing and fun. I look forward to following your escapades on Facebook. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Paris and Rome so I’m keen to hear about what’s new from you! Enjoy :)
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Allison! I won’t have data on my phone when I’m out, but I will have WIFI at most of the accommodations so I’m afraid I may have to bombard your timeline with photos! :P x

  21. Beauty Box

    Everyone needs a break…a long one especially if you feel burnt out. Your readers will always be here!
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Yu Ming! x

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