Why I Pulled a Bilbo Baggins and Magically Disappeared

Bilbo Baggins had a knack for disappearing…and apparently so do I.

Obviously because I have a magical ring and plans to go off and finish my story in a tranquil elven sanctuary, far from the worries and responsibilities of life.

Bilbo Baggins Magically Disappeared

^Me staring at life… Image via lotr.wikia.com


Dreaming is nice.

But reality won’t be denied. It’s kinda like a Harry Potter house elf—just keeps coming around no matter what you do.

Which brings us back to my disappearance. And glaring lack of a magical ring. It’s kinda sad. Wouldn’t mind springing for a magical ring. Though really I’d prefer to get my hands on a Timeturner.

Because all the things, and no time.

Which = all the days and no new posts.

The Disappearance—Or Let’s Be Bilbo Baggins

You know how in all the superhero movies, when the villain and his legion show up, the cops are madly scrambling to keep things under control. And always failing.

It’s chaos, right? And the harder they try, the worse it gets.


Enter, the last few weeks.

And my resulting neglect of the Dear Little Blog (DLB).

Now, DLB has forgiven me, but I feel as if I should bring a peace offering of hot chocolate and brownies for leaving it so long, and without even writing a goodbye notice.

Basically, adulting (AKA I HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB WUT) eats away the hours as greedily as a pack of dwarves at a feast. Throw in having friends in town and 2.76 thousand items rushing at me from my calendar, and yeah. Poor DLB.

BIlbo Baggins DLB MemeI promise, unlike Bilbo, I didn’t intend to slip away unnoticed. And since there’s been nothing but silence for the last couple weeks, I thought I should explain myself.

You know, just in case you were getting ready to embark for Rivendell to drag me back.


I inherited a large dragon hoard and went merrily on my way because why not.

Alternately, a gruff, pipe-smoking stranger showed up and now I’m in the middle of a quest story because I’m a nobody which obviously means now it’s time to roll up the sleeves and save the world.


I haven’t died. #hurrah


My blog hasn’t been vetted by wizard council and found worthy of further investigation.

Nor has it been confiscated and fed to a Nazgul.


I just haven’t been on top of things. *avoids accusing stare of DLB from the corner*

The Return—Or Let’s Be Sam Gamgee

Fact is, I’m not much like Bilbo. I’m short and like to eat. After that, the similarities trickle into oblivion.

No ring, no fortune, no world-saving nephew. Heck, I don’t even have a cozy hobbit hole.

And though I’d love to vanish and finish my book (okay let’s be honest it’s really a pile rivaling Mount Caradthras), I think I shall don my Sam cap.

Well, I’m back.

Back to continue the journey into the wild unknown (cuz no hobbit hole, remember). Piloting my DLB to the edges of the universe and beyond.

And for my special people (yes if you’re reading this you qualify) I come bearing gifts, of free Marvel movies and butterbeer and a replica TARDIS. *starts drawing random names*

My plan is to keep posting on Mondays and weave in a Throwback Thursday post every other week. And to actually keep to the contract.


Not only because it’s fun, but so you’ll keep sending me Gluten-free cookies.

Wait you ARE sending cookies, right? 😉

So there it is. Bilbo Baggins—I mean yours truly—has come back. DLB is happy. You shall have new posts to read. Hip hip hooray!


⇒ Have you ever pulled a Bilbo Baggings?

⇒ If you have a hectic life *(let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), how do you find time to do all the things?


Why I Pulled a Bilbo Baggins and Magically Disappeared — 6 Comments

  1. Yay! Welcome back from the wilds. I love reading your posts.

    As to a hectic life – I have two part-time jobs and seven younger siblings living at home, so yeah. It’s beyond busy. I basically sacrifice sleep and reading and am slowly turning into an uneducated zombie. But I’m been keeping on top of most of my writing somehow, so I suppose that’s good.

    • Thanks, Hope Ann! Glad you enjoy the DLB. 😀

      Wow, that is hectic. 😮 Managing to stay on top of writing can be so hard, especially when so many other things feel more urgent. Super impressive you find time to fit it in.

  2. I am trying to learn to find balance in my life. But sometimes there are seasons where I too, pull a Bilbo Baggins. 🙁 I think the goal is to slowly make these disappearances shorter and less frequent. There are some things you can’t say “no” to (like nasty jobses that pay the bills). But I am learning how and when to say “no” to other things so that I can pace myself with my writing responsibilities. The secret to consistency in my life is margin (a.k.a. Leaving enough wiggle room in my life so I don’t feel cramped or constricted).

    • Agreed–striking that balance is key. And something I’m not good at yet. :-/

      Great perspective and thoughts. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. I tooootally get this. I’ve been scrambling, trying to write, blog, read, and go to work, and I’m really feeling the pressure weighing on me. 😛 I’ve taken more hiatuses from my blog this year than I’ve wanted to…which isn’t fun. But sometimes it just has to be done. Sometimes unannounced! 😉

    • Yeah, funny thing, life. It never takes a break. There’s always something to do, and just when you think you’ve caught up and hit a groove, BAM. The Doctor shows up and…oh wait. Wrong mental track. 😉

      Yep, some things are more immportant. And the good news is, the blog will always be there when you get back.

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