It’s been roughly six months since I last blogged regulary. In some ways, I have missed blogging so much that I was tempted to just start back up again doing exactly what I was doing before. But when I would pause, I realized that’s not at all what I wanted.
So I waited. And I prayed. And I waited some more.
I had to reevaluate what I really enjoyed about blogging in the first place, then assess the time I would be able to give to a blog. I didn’t want to end up where I was when I stepped away six months ago – overwhelmed, overcommitted, undersatisfied, and seriously lacking a grasp on what matters most.
Here’s the truth:
– I work full-time, spending 12 hours a day away from home.
– I have a husband that I adore. He’s my most favorite person in the world.
– I have a daughter that I adore, too. She’s my second favorite person in the world.
– We love to do things together, whether it’s working in the yard, watching a movie, running errands, or taking a vacation. As long as we’re together, we’re happy.
Six months ago, I was at a point in my life where none of those things mattered. I blogged because I felt that I had built it up to a point where I just couldn’t walk away. I couldn’t say “no” to a sponsored post. I couldn’t go to bed at a decent time because I just had to finish editing photos, making a craft, writing a post, scheduling social media posts, or any of the other bazillion and a half things on my never-ending to-do list.
But I did. I walked away. And, for a while, I didn’t miss it at all. It was such a relief to not have those committments anymore.
Time has passed, and I have felt the yearning to write again. I feel the urging of my heart to just write, regardless of what it’s about, or if anyone will even read it.
But this will be different. This blogger is reborn. I don’t feel the need to follow the rules of blogging that state you should post 3-5 times per week, and share on all social media platforms, and stick to your niche, and put up sidebar ads, and write sponsored posts, and have a Pinterest-worthy photo, and on and on….
This time is different. Vastly different. And so much simpler.
It took six months for me to realize that it doesn’t have to be so complicated to be enjoyable. I just needed to get my head on straight, reevaluate my priorities, and figure out what I really want to share.
So let’s get started, shall we? Life happens here.