I took a break because I put myself in a very awkward place. Because of that Flare magazine article, and a discussion about that with a Scream Queens fan at work, someone I work with now knows about my blog. While I don't think there is anything wrong or incriminating here in my ancient and quirky blog, it's just incredibly awkward to know that someone I face day to day in my real life is now seeing it all. We had a good laugh about it, with him guessing "Are you a crazy candle blogger?!?!?!?!"
Yes, I am.
But that's not even the really awkward part. It's the Natters that had me all embarrassed. Suddenly it seemed incredibly stupid to talk about what I bought at Dollar Tree, or show a pic of the new stickers I bought at Walmart. What's perfectly normal to us in this haul blogging community is bizarre and dorky to someone on the outside looking in, and now I'm all self conscious about doing it. The urge to do it is still there, and I've been accumulating some things I normally would have shared by now, but every time I come here to post I think about it from that outsider's point of view and I chicken out.
So I took an unplanned break, trying to figure out if I'd get my blogger balls back, like maybe if I waited long enough he'd get bored and move on. I'm pretty sure he'll be reading this though, so maybe the better approach is to dive back into it so he gets bored with the random weirdness even faster than the boredom of waiting for me to post. lol
We shall see.