Travel Blog Hiatus

Hiatus is defined as “a pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity” by Dictionary.com. I love the ritual of writing here every week and know how important it is to maintain that connection with you.

So it’s with great reluctance that I’m taking a break from blogging while I:

  • Take care of copywriting, online marketing, SEO and web design clients;
  • Study Guidance and Counselling for Education so I can branch out and work with vulnerable youth;
  • Do some supply teaching to build up experience in schools;
  • Train for my first triathlon – it’s the full or Olympic distance;
  • Landscape and add a pool to our house – I’m not doing this personally but it takes a lot of organisation.

Sales training manual I’m writing for a client. This is the structural editing stage!

I definitely took on too much this time and, although I like to be busy, life is feeling too over-scheduled and stressful. So I’ve got to give Get In the Hot Spot a break to focus on all of the above. Plus, of course, take care of the Candy family and maintain my own sanity!

We’ll be lounging by and swimming in this pool come summer!

I’m sure I’ll find time to write here now and again with normal publishing resuming in November when the landscaping-pool project and triathlon are over. Phew!

Morning training ride with my seventies disco rainbow arm warmers on!

Thank you for your patience. I can’t wait to reconnect with you again when I have time and energy to inspire you on towards more travel adventures and better health.

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  1. Linda August 29, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Looks like you’ve got you workload cut out for you for the next few months!
    All the best for your triathlon Annabel – and hopefully the pool will then be filled so you can lay back and relax in that when you’re done!!

  2. Jo Castro August 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Wow, you are one busy woman! I hope your training goes well (and that you do well!) and that your family and business also benefit from the added time spent with them. You’ll enjoy that pool in the heat of the summer :) See you on the other side xx

    • Annabel Candy September 5, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

      Hi Jo,

      Yes, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel :)

  3. Penelope August 30, 2017 at 5:21 am - Reply

    I hope you enjoy your hiatus although it sounds as though you’re still going to be busy! Good luck with the projects and I look forward to reading you again come November.

  4. Seana Smith August 30, 2017 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Oh that is a lot on your plate. Very wise to take a break and get back to it when life eases off. I train with triathletes, they are amazing and spur me on. But knees are sore after running with them for an hour so I think I might just do the swimming instead.

    Looking forward to a full report on the tri when it’s done.

    Take it easy… in amongst a lot of really great stuff going on.

    • Annabel Candy September 5, 2017 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Hi Seana,

      Now if only I could swim like a triathlete… or like you! I need lessons and more practice. Hopefully, it will come in time :)

  5. Fran August 31, 2017 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Enjoy your training and other tasks. It is good to focus on different tasks.

    • Annabel Candy September 5, 2017 at 8:39 am - Reply

      Hi Fran,

      I do like to be busy but may have taken it to far this time ;)

  6. Beth September 25, 2017 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Wow, talk about a full plate! Take time to rock all those things – we’ll be here when you get back!

  7. Marion Halliday (Red Nomad OZ) October 31, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Wow! All those things going on AND a triathlon! I’m tired just reading about it :D Looking forward to hearing how the triathlon went (along with everything else)!

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