Remember when I said "I'm not done with this challenge" 10 months ago?
Shamefully, I think I have lied to you all about that. It has been almost a year since my last post, the longest hiatus I've ever taken, to be honest. Usually every post only took about a month.
Maybe you want a reason. Now it's up to you if these count as reasons:
1. Final Examination. I went through this about 2 weeks ago, actually. This will determine whether I'll graduate from middle school or not, and since this kind of exam is so damn serious in my country, people go all nervous about it. My mom put me in tutoring after school. I went home around 7 pm after that, and still had to do all the homework. Yes, I have free time, but most of it I spent on... myself. You know, my own Facebook account, Tumblr, Goodreads, and all that. Reading. Watching movies. I rarely played TS3 once I became a 9th-grader.
2. Honestly? I actually could play TS3, if I just ditched all those hours spent on books and roleplay. But I didn't. Call me lazy, really, but I was too tired for any challenge that requires determination. I was too lazy to capture photos and plan Leah's life. All I wanted to do was loosen up, and that's it.
3. I don't feel like a challenge mother anymore. I meant, even months before the hiatus, I rarely checked other mother's blogs, just those who are close to me like Dawn, Christy, and Della. And after the hiatus, I have to admit that I haven't checked any of them. Except Dawn's.
And not only this. Every post I made took about a month, and I'm fully aware that it was too long--if Leah only has (approximately) 3 babies per month, how long will it take her to conceive 100? I even know that only a few people read my latest updates before the hiatus--I'm not complaining or anything, really. I blame myself for that. Honestly, I wouldn't bother to read a blog that takes a month for a chapter. So when I came here after 10 months hiatus, I was surprised that there were actually people still checked my blog--Tinka and Clio, and who knows who else? Even though you guys stopped checking after a few months--and I'm fully understand, since I'd do just the same if I were you--I'm still very grateful that you actually waited for an update that never came.
So here I am, finally. I didn't have the guts to say that to you all, but now that I have, I feel kinda relieved. I've talked to Dawn about all this on October (Dawnie? If you read this, you know I'm sorry), and just after I told her, I found out that I had a try out coming up. And all the thoughts about making a comeback suddenly disappeared from my mind--with school being all serious, how on earth could I concentrate on TS3? And yes, I actually thought about making a comeback. I felt like a jerk back then--no, I still do. There's nothing right about a sudden walk-off like that. I know I've abandoned my challenge and my friends.
And now that you know the reasons, I'll leave the decision to you. Dawn encouraged me to continue this challenge, but it was like 7 months ago. So I have to ask you all: should I continue? If you think I shouldn't, I won't be angry or anything. And you may ask why you should say yes, after months of abandonment like this.
I have a full 3-months holiday before I start high school, and after 2 relaxing weeks I just had, I think I'm ready to continue 100 baby challenge. I guess I've forgotten how happy I was, and only after Leah conceived her latest baby this evening I began to feel the unexplained happy feeling again. Even after I start high school, I'll still come home earlier than I did in middle school--I'll be home around 1 pm, I guess, so there will be a plenty of time to do the challenge and still roleplay and all that. So I hope that every post won't take a month to be done. I don't know if this counts as a promising start, but I see it that way.
Thank you so, SO much for reading! Again, I'll leave the decision to you. Comment below or on my Facebook--and if you think I shouldn't continue, I hope you know that all these times have been amazing 9 months, doing the challenge and writing all the posts. I think I might close down Leah's Facebook account if it turns out I can't continue this challenge anymore, but I will leave the blog unscathed for you all to be read.
I love you guys :')
xoxo, Leah Sierra