Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A New Year's Hiatus

OK, here's the deal:

I'm not giving up on my life list, but I am giving it a break. My experiment to do something new every day has brought amazing changes in my life - but I find myself needing to really push in a couple areas for a while. Instead of being fun, the list is starting to feel like a bit of a distraction from other goals that are important to me.

If I were quitting just so I could lounge in bed eating bon bons, I might worry, but that's not the case (and what ARE bon bons anyway??)

So I plan to be back at a later date... not really so much for the blog but for ME. It'd be fun to clock a full year... who says I can't break it up a bit?

In the meantime, onward forward!

20 comments:

oceana27 said...

Hello :) I found your blog a couple weeks ago and enjoyed reading it. I've decided to give it a try myself. You can check out my blog at oceana27.blogspot.com
By the way bon bons I think are little chocolate covered ice cream balls :)

Also, way to go on finishing gone with the wind! It's one of my favorite books. I've recommended it to many, but they are always afraid of how long it is! I also read Scarlett (by a different author of course) and my husband just bought me "Rhett Butler's People" a book from Rhett's point of view for X-mas. It's only half the amount of pages of GWTW.

I plan to get your book next :)


Happy New Year!

Stacy

Epoch [z] said...

Well... I just wrote you a comment and then deleted it. I swear... ugh. Anyway, it's been a pleasure reading you're life list. 283 days... I give you props. You went long and strong. Now that you're on hiatus, you can take care of whatever goals that you wish to accomplish without the burden of doing something scary or spectacular or dull (but new) everyday. So when (or if) you decide to comeback to this Life List... do it with passion. That last sentence was pretty cheesy/ lame. Haha later

~Epoch [z]

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

Livingsword said...

Hi Jill…

Good for you!

I hope your plans work out well for you…

You know you may find it refreshing to visit other blogs and give your insights…(shameless plug LOL) Or at least give a knock so we know when you decide to post an article?

Bonbon:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonbon

Mmmmm best with great chocolate!

Livingsword said...

Hi Jill;

I thought I would just pop over and say hi and mention I hope you are doing well…

Vicki said...

Hello! I just found your blog today and am a bit disappointed that I've mised all the fun! Please come over and say hi when you start up again as I'd love to read along next time!

Notebooks said...

Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Notebook, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://notebooks-brasil.blogspot.com. A hug.

Livingsword said...

Hi Jill;

Just wondering how you are doing and if you have thought of starting up with the blogging again….

pcsolotto said...

I agree with you about these. Well someday Ill create a blog to compete you! lolz.

Livingsword said...

Hi Jill….

So its been six months of blog freedom for you!

Do you have any advice for those of us still avidly blogging? Should we quit and “get a life”? Or is Blogging still a temptation for you…..

Anonymous said...

Dear Jill,
I keep checking back for an update. How the heck are things, anyway? We want to know. Just a short note, please? I know your life hasn't gotten dull, just because you are not writing the
"Life List Blog" everyday.

Michelle

My Life List said...

Hi Jill,
I must admit I love looking back at your list of accomplishments. Hopefully you'll get back at it soon. You may want to check out www.mylifelist.org for a great new website that uses the power of social networking to help people achieve their goals!!
Would love it if you became a member and shared some of your Life List goals and stories!!

CREATE. ACT. CELEBRATE.™
Bill Starr
CEO, My Life List™
http://twitter.com/mylifelist

Mike M said...

Jill, you don't know how all of use try to live the inspired life you have. It's a wonderful thing to do.

I have started a new blog. I hope to see you there:

http://inspiritone.blogspot.com/

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Livingsword said...

Times up!

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Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Wonderfull. Just the person who I wanna meet. Meet me in Heaven, girl, where I'll kiss your adolable feet forever at my BIG-ol party-hardy. God bless you. RSVP.

sillyfrogsusan said...

Dear Jill,
I chose your novel for our family book club read this month!Our club has doubled in size in three months. One of the "assignments" for everyone attending is to create a "life list". I find that as people progress through your novel, that the lists are becoming more interesting( including my own).Our official meeting will take place on July 26th. I will "fill you in"on the many interesting talks that we are sure to have. As an aspiring writer, I knew you'd love to know...Susan

JILL SMOLINSKI said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for letting me know about your book club & do please keep me posted! BTW, I'm also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jill-Smolinski/125217294689?ref=ts