Oh hi there, how are you? It’s been a little quiet around here lately I know and I’m just here to tell you well, it’s not you, it’s me. You see, I woke up the other day and it was October….like seriously, October! That’s the 10th month of the year people, what the actual?! Time seems to be going at super warp speed lately and I have been so very busy. I know, I know, apparently it’s so not cool anymore to say that; to say you’re busy, but in actual fact it’s been true. Between working 4 days a week, then more hours at home in my other job, the little mans first year at school (and being there for every school event, swimming lesson, excursion etc he’s had so far) then you know just general life stuff (you don’t need me to tell you, I know, you’re busy too) my days have been full. Then before you know it, another year has almost gone by. So, it was time to stop and reassess, reprioritise and go back to my word for 2017 that I decided on at the start of this year.
So, what that has meant for me is this; I quit my side gig job as a social media manager. A hard choice but absolutely the right one for me and my family. I’ve been spending less time on social media. I’ve been blogging a lot less. I’ve been stopping to think about why I’m doing things rather than just doing them because I feel I should or have to because that’s what I’ve always done. I’ve been learning to say no. I’ve been trying to spend more time in the moment, being present; a thing I’ve kinda sucked at for some time. And through doing all that I’m learning, (or maybe remembering is a better word) what is really important. That’s not to say that this blog (and you, my awesome readers) aren’t important because it is; you are. But is it really important that I blog at least once a week, every week? No. Is the world going to stop turning if I don’t post something on social media every single day? No. But, it is still important to me to have a space to write, an outlet, to share and write about things that ARE important to me (and hopefully to you too). So that’s what I’ll be doing, writing when I want to because I have something I want to say not because I feel I should or have to.
So if it seems a little quiet around here, don’t worry, it just means that life is good and I’m busy enjoying it!
How are things with you? Can you actually believe it’s October or are you shaking your head in denial like me?