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I don’t really know what I’m doing with this post…

Okay, so basically I have a few things I need to address. This is going to be pretty random, but I do have some important things to tell you.

First up, the exciting news…

I’m hosting a contest!

That’s right! We recently got to 200 followers here at IH12OP. Thank you all SO MUCH! I couldn’t do it without each of you guys! (and a few spam followers…)

Anyway, the contest is pretty low-key. Basically, you guys will write a short story (around 200 words) and email it to me. You can also send it in the comments. Your story can be basically anything as long as it’s appropriate. I’ll share all of the entries and have people vote on the best one. I…don’t know what you win. I guess you guys can give me ideas in the comments!

Next up, I have some more good news! I got a new computer recently and I’m really happy with it! I got the Lenovo Chromebook Duet and it’s pretty great so far!

(let me know if you’d like to see a review. I’m definitely not a computer reviewer, but it could be an…interesting post)

With this computer, I can do digital art! I really like doing it so far, and I hope I can continue to improve.

one of my favorite’s

Ooh, speaking of Star Wars, May the Fourth be with you! I wrote a Star Wars story on my other blog, check it out.

Okay, here comes the bad part of this post.

I don’t want to go into a lot of details, but I’ve been going through a rough mental health time lately. Part of my sadness comes from the fact that I recently realized that one day I won’t blog anymore. At this point in my life, I honestly want to blog forever! And I know I have so many more memories to make both on this blog, BABF, and any other blogs I may make in the future. But there will come a time where I quit. Nothing lasts forever.

Also, the thing I always forget is that when I stop blogging, I’ll have something else that I’ll love just as much if not more. That would be a good thing!

Ummm, anyway, I’m definitely not telling you this because I’m quitting anytime soon. You can’t get rid of me that easily!

The reason I’m telling you this is because I realized that I’ve developed an unhealthy relationship with blogging. The thought of not having blogging makes me so upset, and that’s probably not the healthiest. I don’t think there should be anything in one’s life that they are that attached to.

(seriously – I didn’t even want to take this hiatus. ask my blogger friends, they’ll tell you)

Therefore, I’m taking a hiatus. Starting…now. I think I have a collab coming up and I will still post that. On BABF, I have a couple posts I’m doing before my hiatus officially starts. I’m not entirely sure when I’ll come back.

I mentioned last September that I wasn’t happy with my content anymore. I’m kind of back in that mindset to be honest. I liked my posts in February, but since then I’ve just been kinda meh. I think that’s also because of my struggles right now. I’m hoping I can emerge from this hiatus refreshed and ready to take on the world.

I’m hoping to be back in June. And on BABF, I definitely will! I’m super excited for Camp Happy Heart and I’ve already begun work on that. (another reason for my hiatus. 50 posts in 2 months is a lot…)

On here however, I will come back whenever I feel like it. It may be June, or perhaps August. I don’t know!

I basically just want to relax. I intend to stick around the blogosphere, though I might be commenting a little less. I also want to read (I had a goal of 100 for the year and I’ve barely got to 25…) watch tv, and spend time with family.

Oh boy, I just remembered I have a lot of stuff to do in May/June! Finishing up school, going on a trip, my last year at summer camp, Camp Happy Heart, finally some more home renovation…and probably more.

Um, yeah. It’s a good thing I decided to take a break from blogging. I apparently have a lot of things I need to do and I also need a break.

I kind of lost my train of track there.


I could edit that out, but honestly that shows my state of mind right now. *ahem* I meant, I kind of lost my train of thought there.

What did I even need to say in this post? This was so chaotic, I’m sooooo sorry I made you read all that. I supposed I have been wanting to be more real and authentic with you, and I suppose this is as real as it gets!

Ummmmm, I guess I need to close this post now. Basically, all you need to know is that…

*I’m hosting a contest and you guys need to enter

*I got a new computer

*I’ve been going through a rough time and will be taking a hiatus starting now

*Diamond is a very chaotic individual


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  1. Hi!
    First off, I can’t wait to enter the contest if I have free time, and awesome that you got a new computer. I hope your hiatus will help you sort everything out. Happy 200 followers 🙂

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  2. Yay for the contest and new computer!!!!! And congrats on 200 followers!!!!!

    And yes, I know you did’t really want to take the hiatus, but you definitely need a break girl! 💖💖I hope it’s helpful for you to take the break! Love ya girl!

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  3. After a ton of pestering from me and the others, I’m glad you finally realised you NEED A BREAK 🤦‍♀️
    Anyway, I’m definitely gonna enter the contest!! Just, err, remind me later will ya 😳
    Also, your summer sounds really fun! I hope you have a good time at summer camp, making the CHH posts, your trip, etc.
    See you around 💙

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    1. What??? Need a break??? Me???
      Yeah, I do need a break. But hopefully I’ll actually use the time to relax instead of doing other things.
      Yeah! Cool. I may make a post about it once I return giving more details.
      I hope so too! Thanks for reading.

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  4. Congrats on 200 followers, Diamond! I’ll see if I can enter the contest anytime soon! I’m so sorry you feel that way about blogging and I genuinely hope the Hiatus will give you a much deserved break. (I loved the art, btw!) Congrats on your new computer, too! ❤

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  5. Congrats on 200 followers!
    Sorry to hear you’ve been going through that. Remembering to take breaks is hard, but it’s so important.
    And, if you ever decided to stop blogging entirely, I’d miss your posts, but I’d completely understand. Blogging is supposed to be fun, and, if it isn’t, then feel free to take as long of a break as you need.

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    1. Thank you!
      Yeah. It’s rough, but I’m hoping this break will help.
      That won’t happen for a looooooong time! I really do enjoy blogging(especially on BABF), and I have plans to keep going for a while.

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  6. Don’t feel bad about taking a hiatus!! I hope it’s super restful and inspiring and rejuvenating for you! Sounds like you made a good decision for your mental health too 💖 if you ever need to talk, I’m always here!!! Hugs 🤗

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  7. I understand so much. I also am struggling with mental health and while it isn’t hard to keep up with my blog (because I can post randomly), it’s hard to keep up others’ posts and I had to step back for my sanity. Taking a hiatus is a wise choice and don’t ever feel guilty about it. It’s important and essential. I wish you all the best. I’ll miss your posts, but such I’m behind on your blog, I have a few left to enjoy. 🙂
    I won’t be entering the contest (because I need to stop doing all of the things that interest me), but sounds so fun! I can’t wait to see other people’s stories!
    Also congrats on 200 followers! It was like yesterday that you got 100.

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    1. I’m sorry about that! It can be really hard to have mental problems and it’s hard to know what to cut.
      Thank you! I’m glad everyone seems to understand and support me.
      Yeah, I get that!
      Thank you! It does seem like that.

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  8. We’ll miss you! You’re one of my favorite bloggers and I’ll definitely miss seeing your posts, but rest is so important! Believe me, I learned the hard way. 🙂 I will be anxiously awaiting your return and I hope you get well-rested and that your hiatus is refreshing. ❤

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  9. Ooooh, that contest sounds SOOO AWESOME!!!!! I kinda got behind on posts (*faceplam*) so I’m sooo sorry I’m just now getting to this. When’s the deadline to submit (if I haven’t already missed it)?

    Also a computer review would be pretty cool to read!!!

    And, like, girl, I sooooo get that with needing to take a break. I’ve been wanting to take a long hiatus on TWN because I just don’t have time right now for it, but I always seem to end up writing a post anyway even though I clearly told myself to take a break. 🙂 Anyway, I hope you’re feeling better and I’ll be praying for you, Diamond. 🙏🙏🙏 I’ll miss your posts but I CAN’T WAIT for your return!!!!!!!! <333

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    1. Yay! No worries, I haven’t set a deadline yet. There’s still plenty of time to enter.

      Okay cool!

      Ah, yeah. I miss posting though, so I think I’ll come back soon…
      You should definitely take a break. I mean, TWN is a collab blog right? Your other collaborators could still post and it’d just be a little less often.

      Thank you. I’m actually doing a lot worse, but I’ll probably do a life update soon.(shhh, I’ll be back at BABF TODAY!)

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