It’s been a while. In fact, it’s been almost a year since I wrote. Wow!
Why did I stop? A few reasons really:
For one – I’m very regimented and organised, which is really useful in many ways. But it does tend to make things that should be fun and creative feel kinda like hard work. When I started the blog in 2018, I wrote every day for a year (which was amazing and really helped me to build up my habit of writing consistently – #gamechanger). I tapered this down year after year, but as I began balancing more and more plates, these blogs felt less and less organic. I’d lost sight of why I started blogging and it just felt like I was ticking boxes. (URGHHH!) …Hence the spontaneous break.
One of the said plates I’ve been balancing for the last 16 months has been writing. I’ve been writing sleepy bedtime stories for a wonderful app called Slumber. It’s something that I never thought I’d end up doing and I absolutely love it! Funny how life works out sometimes. 2020 took me to the depths of human misery but hands down, 2021 has been the most fulfilling career-wise of my entire life. Yay for silver linings!
I also feel like I was struggling for real authenticity. I love anything self-development related and spend as much time as I can consuming this kind of information. My goal was to share what I’d learned, so that other people might be inspired (#liveyourbestlife) but also selfishly because I know that’s super effective for my own learning/development.
I just feel that sometimes I was too focused on being positive and not enough to being real, vulnerable and truly authentic.
So going forward, that’s what I’ll aim to do. Just to be 10% more real in my writing, even if I risk being distinctly uninspiring.
And I’m not going to say that I’ll be blogging on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays or anything like that… Only that I’ll try and write whenever I genuinely want to. Because otherwise, what’s the point?!