You might have noticed that I haven’t posted anything for quite a long time. That’s because I’m taking a break from blogging. I’ve been pretending I haven’t been, trying desperately to write blog posts whilst having a new baby and dealing with lots of stuff going on in my life which I’ll write about one day, but it just became too much.

If you follow luxurybackpack on Instagram, you’ll notice that I’ve been writing a lot more about my personal life and the in-between to travel over there. That’s my outlet at the moment, and my way of continuing to blog. I’ve written a whole load of mini-posts in my captions, including a little bit about whats been going on with my hubby and his visa drama. So if you do like reading my blog be sure to follow along there.

As well as having a new baby, an absent husband, and trying to plan a HUGE move, something shit happened to my blog. I got hacked. This didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, and I actually put off doing anything about it for ages as the website was functioning normally. But when I started to dig deeper into it to sort it out, I found myself in a web of WordPress confusion, and it just wore me down.

I found a great guy on Upwork to help me with removing the files, and have installed a load of new security plug-ins, but I’m not convinced its not happening again, and I’m finding myself getting tired of the whole thing.

I’ve poured my heart and soul into this blog since March 2016, and so much time. It’s the time that I’m most frustrated about. I think that unless you blog you’ll never quite understand HOW MUCH TIME goes into it. It’s by no means as simple as typing out a quick post and hitting publish. We bloggers have to do so much behind the scenes. So when someone hacks into it and compromises all your hard work it feels, simply put, really shit.

I have bit plans for the future of my blog, as I move away from the life I’ve been living over the past few months and towards a life of travel (this time with a little one tagging along.) And I hope to finally be able to get over this whole hacking thing. But for now I’m taking a break from blogging, so you’ll find me on Instagram.

Emily x