I’ve long been back from my holidays now, and I have a bumper post of my Melbourne adventures coming your way, as well as some final Bali instalments, too, but as you’ll know – I’ve been a little quiet on here since that last post…
I’ve always been quite frank about the fact I’m not a very good “blogger” and by that I mean there tends to be no plan, no forethought, other than “I’m going to this place, maybe I’ll do a post about it”. Blogging, also, tends to correspond with my mood. If I’m feeling good, and relaxed and I’ve got some spare time going I’ll write a post about this that or the other, but I never really force myself to sit down and write stuff.
In all honesty, I’m not a very happy bunny at the moment. There are quite a few situations going on which ultimately, I’m sure will work out okay in the end, but being in the midst of them is no fun at all. I’m trying to remind myself that the last time I felt like this, all the situations turned out to be for the best (read about that here). And that, ultimately, things can’t stay shit indefinitely.
This weekend has already passed by far too quickly, and I’ve managed to get some good blogging admin done – photos taken, and some loose post ideas, I’m approximately 1% through my Sunday chore to do list, so it looks like it’ll be another late night tonight trying to get everything sorted for the week ahead.
What my life really needs right now is some routine, so once I get to at least 20% of that To Do list, I think it’ll be time to sit down with a cup of tea, and crack a plan out. As my housemate keeps telling me, “somethings going to have to give”, and it’s time to figure out what that is, as I really, really don’t want it to be my blog.
Thank you all very much for still reading – I’m so touched when I log on and see that people still come back and look at my blog every day, so sorry there’s not been much “newness”. I’ve got 3 posts planned – the last of my travel diaries, some amazing skincare products which I’ve been testing for just over a month now, and a little stay at a beautiful luxury hotel right in the country side, so please do come back soon as I’m trying my hardest to keep going with content :).
I know this probably seems like a bit of a “meh” post… I don’t quite feel ready to talk about what’s getting me down but I did want to update my blog because, to me, this little patch of the internet is like an online diary and it always helps me feel a bit clearer, or get a bit inspired or at least start pointing me in the right direction as to what I need to do to start resolving what it is that’s getting me down…
Until then, it’s time for a big cup of tea, pyjamas and the next thing on my To Do list
I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday 💕
I’m sorry to read that you’re feeling down. If you need time away from your blog, take time away from your blog. It’s not going anywhere and your readers aren’t going anywhere!
Thank you so much for your kind comment, Steph! This post (and everyone’s lovely comments) have totally re-booted me, and now I feel much better for having written this and its comments like yours that make me really happy, thank you love!
Aw hun I hope you can find a resolution soon and we’re here for you, no need to worry about that.
Thank you Llinos, you’re so lovely!
Good on you girl for keeping it so real! These posts are incredibly important because sometimes it’s easy to forget that your favourite bloggers have bad days when you’re bombarded with images of perfect faces, travels, and lifestyles 24/7 on social media! You have had a hell of a lot on your plate lately and you’ve been doing such an amazing job of keeping everything going, your unfailing energy to just keep swimming even through the tougher times is something to be envied! The seemingly never-ending to do list is something that really resonates with me too, sometimes you just feel so overwhelmed and you just want to scream at the world to stop and let you have a breather! As Steph has rightly said, your readers won’t be disappearing if you need to leave it a little longer between posts, we love you and your content so don’t doubt that! Sending all of the hugs!
Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk
Aww Abbey – as always, thank you for such a wonderful comment. I’m glad this post feels nice and real, and thank you for your nice words about me keeping swimming – it doesn’t feel like that but I’m so fortunate to have such lovely friends like you and Hels to get me motivated through my To do lists! Wish I could give you a big hug to say thank you!
Thank you for sharing something so real! We’re not going anywhere and we are hear for you if anything. So sorry that you’ve been feeling down recently but we do hope it works out for you! Can’t wait to read about your travels when you’re ready!
Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk
Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
Totally know how you feel – it can feel like there is sooo much going on and that there isn’t enough time for it all! Hope you feel better soon x
Definitely! Thank you for your lovely comment, Jasmin
This is such a cosy, lovely post, I feel like I’m just having a conversation with you.
We’re never going anywhere, so if you need to take a break from blogging, we’ll still be here when you get back.
You’ve had so much on lately, and you know we’re always here for you when you need a chat. Your posts are always so interesting and beautifully written that I never mind having to wait a little for the next one because I know it’ll be totally worth the wait!
Lots of love
Awww I love that that’s how it makes you feel – I always hope posts on here just feel like a nice cup of tea with a friend so reading that has made me so happy! I’m so glad you think the posts are beautifully written, that comment has honestly made my day, you absolute doll!
Oh Kate I’m so sorry to hear that you’re feeling down, but it’s important to remember that this happens to everyone at some point. Well done for sharing this, I know sometimes it can be a little hard to hit publish on personal posts, but they are so important to keep things real. Sending you huge amounts of love, remember to take some time for yourself ❤️
Thank you Hayley! Your comment is so sweet, I definitely felt a million times better after posting this and it did get me nice and re-inspired so I’m glad I shared it with you all. You lot are the best and its made me so happy to receive so many nice comments! Thank you so much again.
Oh sweet, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re not having the best time lately. It’s okay to admit it and take a break! I’m one of those people who always writes to-do lists but they either go one of two ways. I either pick it up and crack on with as much as possible or I look at it and think I’ll do that tomorrow and do absolutely nothing!