If you couldn’t tell, things have been a little quiet around here. Truth is, this week was the first week I missed a blog post in over a year. I even had content scheduled and ready to be posted for the week, yet I decided to not post at all; and it felt good.
Being a type-A person isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If I missed a post on Monday, Wednesday or Friday—I would have panicked, and would have went straight to work on creating good content for the next month to make sure this would never happen again. But I didn’t feel like a failure when I didn’t post this week considering all that has been going on in my life.
For those who haven’t been up-to-date on my current life changes, you can read all about them here. I talk about moving to Pennsylvania, finishing my Master’s, and beginning a new job. The last week especially has been rough with moving, buying things for the house, finishing corrections for my Master’s, and more.
It was a week where even though I was “busy,” I also felt extremely overwhelmed from the changes. The majority of the days were spent unpacking, cleaning, working on my Master’s. I was by myself for most of the time, which lead to a lot of self reflection.
I couldn’t find the time or energy to blog. And I wasn’t upset at myself for it even though most of the work was done. I truly felt like this was a “break” I wasn’t planning to take, but it felt extremely necessary in the wake of these life changes.
In the few days off from my blog, I write this post surrounded in piles of clothing that need to be organized as I wait for furniture to be delivered. I kept thinking to myself: Everything is going to change in a matter of days. I won’t be living in the house I called home for 22 years. I’ll be moving out of my home state away from friends and family.
The emotional aspect of these changes hit me really hard throughout this week, and it drained me from being able to do anything that wasn’t necessary. Of course, I knew school was my number one focus followed by moving/unpacking/cleaning/etc. The rest wasn’t necessary, and I knew it would be okay if I put it off.
I realized that I don’t allow myself time to adjust and comprehend what’s happening around me when changes are presented in my life. Although I love change, I realize that this isn’t a summer abroad in Italy. It’s a completely new chapter unfolding and they are HUGE changes happening at once. I wanted to allow myself time to get things done, and prepare for this new chapter I’ll begin this weekend.
Regardless, I know that blogging will have to take a back seat for awhile as I need to focus on bigger things in my life. Beginning a full-time career will be draining and it will take up the majority of my time. Because blogging isn’t my job, it’s not a necessity. So, I have made the decision to blog less until I can adjust to my job, living in a new place, etc.
I enjoy writing, and I don’t want to stop blogging, but I want to focus more on quality content posted once or twice a week instead of content I don’t love that I post three times a week. Quality over quantity has been a bigger issue for me as well, and I think this is a perfect time to work on this.
I hope you understand where I’m coming from, and can offer insight or advice on getting through big changes like this. I would definitely appreciate it. If you have posts on blogging and working full time, please share them below!