As most of you who are familiar with my blog already know it has been a few years since I have been active on social media. So I decided to write briefly on why decided to take a step back from blogging and being active in social media, what has brought me back in the end and what plans I have going forward.
Square Pegs and Round Holes….
I will be honest here. When I started this blog I had grand ideas about how easy it would be to get on here and just write some posts about fashion and body confidence and that would then catapult me to internet stardom! it didn’t really work out that way. It was a lot of WORK, there was the planning of content and then there was becoming a social presence on other apps and sites so that people would actually come to the blog! Who knew and why hadn’t I been warned before this was just supposed to be easy ,right? Other than learning what really has to go into running a successful blog I also learned that what people really want to see is content that I (the writer) am genuinely interested in writing about…and let me just admit here a fashionista I am NOT! I can appreciate pretty clothes and a well put together outfit but following trends and the like is just not what I do. Basically I am more of a: “Is it clean? Does it match? Sweet, we are good to go!” kind of person in the morning and so while you might still see a few outfit of the day posts here that will just be about it, so you have been warned!
The Home Situation…..
Was not great at that time. Literally, the week of my last post back in 2014, my dad (who I was living with) lost his job and we were at the time barely keeping our heads above water already with mortgage payments etc. To add to that stress, what we weren’t aware of that time was that my dad was/is dealing with some serious health issues that has essentially made him dependent on “me” financially. So I had to get a job that actually paid something that could at very least support myself AND help him. Thankfully, that situation has been mostly resolved at this point and I am in a better place on that front and I have made some health decisions that you might find interesting for myself as well (more on the blog about that later). I guess the point in me mentioning it now is to say that I had never intended that this blog would become a diary of my life. You know we have to become careful or selective in the amount and kind of information that we choose to share on the inter-webs and so I had hoped that it would have only been a short break while that situation resolved itself and then I would be back….HA!
So I got the new job that I needed and got my dad and home life settled and don’t get me wrong I really enjoy my new position but can I tell you it has been work learning everything that I need to know (still don’t know everything almost 2 years on), creating the processes, making the contacts, doing the travel etc. But you know when you look at people who have jobs, family, schooling on top of their plates and they some how STILL find the time to pursue their own personal outlets/interests and you are just looking at them thinking, where do you find the energy?
It has to be more than these super-people like doing all this “extra” stuff because I am sure they like sleep as well, right? What I can say for myself at least putting in all these hours into working alone leaves me feeling a little empty. Being creative feeds me mentally and spiritually and gives me a sense of control of my life. So it is all about getting to a place where I feel satisfied in my life and still can pay these bills…
Unless someone out there is volunteering? 🙂 So what that means, going forward, I am hoping to re commit to this blog! So look forward to more posts; we will have some laughs and some adventures and look forward to sharing with all of you what I am up to now and the changes and plans I have been making in this The Un-Life
Until next time!