If I had a pound for every time I’ve tried to sit down and write this blog post, I probably wouldn’t ever need to work again. If you’ve stuck with me throughout my 2018 break from writing, then you’ll know that these update blog posts have become more regular than any other kind of post last year.
First of all: Happy New Year!
Although we’re mid-way through Jan’ now, I’m excited for this new year. I know people like to use it as a fresh start, ‘new year, new me‘ and all… but I’m using it as a way to mark the end of my blog silence and the beginning to my return and change, so much change.
Since beginning a blog, I used it as an escape from real life. A way to distract myself from things going on around me, it worked and at the same time it became quite a thing – even becoming my full time job at one point. 2018 was probably one of the best years of my life; I made so many incredible decisions to better my life and I chose me first before anything else. I really made the change that I had been longing for, for so long.
A few months ago I wrote about how I had “fallen out of love with blogging, whilst I fell back in love with life“ and though admitting I had fallen out of love with the one thing I had loved the most for the past three years it was good to honestly share how I felt while I focused on my own life. I found it really hard to balance everything since I had so much change happening around me, but now everything has settled and I’m in a good place… I can finally focus on loving it all again.
I’ve given myself this last two months to slowly find my love for writing again, without the rush. You’ve not seen anything, but I’ve been finding inspiration, writing little snippets to get me focused, stopping in my tracks to write notes when inspiration hits and really thinking about where I want to take my blog. Appearance, content, style and possibly even… NAME. That’s all I’m sharing on that for now, but expect some small (maybe big?) changes to slowly make their entrances here.
Me ? I couldn’t write a blog post without sharing how I’m doin’... I’m finally content with everything in my life and where things are headed and with a really exciting year ahead of me I’m happy that I’ll have my blog to share things with along the way. My anxiety has been playing a larger part in my life than it had been in my last update, but I’m surrounded by people that know me and understand it a lot more – so I know I’m gonna’ be just fine. One thing I know is that your support system is one of the most important things while struggling with your mind, and I’m lucky to have the love that I do from mine.
I didn’t want to jump into normal posts without a quick explanation, so… That’s all for now. We have so much more to catch up on but you’ll be seeing much more of me around.
Expect to find a new post here every Sunday, 7pm GMT.