Oh dear, dear, dear. It has been a while, hasn’t it?
This has been the longest break I’ve taken from blogging since starting my blog nearly five years ago. Life has just gotten in the way of most things lately, and a lot of my interests have been put on the backburner. I haven’t picked up my knitting needles or a crochet hook in weeks and my bookmark hasn’t shifted forward in days.
The truth is, I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed lately. I started my new job, and it’s a lot more difficult than I’d imagined. The work is a great deal more challenging than what I’d been doing before, and my brain is exhausted by the time I get home in the afternoon. I’m also working a lot more hours than I used to, and it’s been so difficult to manage my new schedule and trying to fit in all the things that I need to get done each day.
There have been a couple of teary moments. Moments where I’ve wanted to throw my hands up in despair and wish for my old job back. But then I remember how much I disliked my old job, how sick I was of struggling for money and how badly I longed for a shake-up. I know that once I get into the groove of this new work, it will make me so much happier and more secure than my old job. But first I have to get over the bumps and jerks of transition.
I’m trying really hard to be kind to myself and ease into this new challenge. So I’ve decided to take the rest of June off from blogging. I might do a couple of little posts here and there, but I think I’ll do much better if I take the pressure to keep to a blogging schedule off my plate for the time being.
My motto at the moment is: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
I’m focusing on each little, positive thing. Just putting one foot in front of the other and not beating myself up for the things I haven’t done.
Lots of awesome things have been happening here too. Here’s a quick run-down of some of my latest adventures:
– I turned 28 last week and had a very casual birthday with my family. I got loads of gorgeous pressies and cards and I saw How to Train your Dragon 2 with a special someone.
– I’ve met a special dude that I’m seeing an awful lot of. We’re not “officially” dating but we have been seeing a lot of each other and I’m having an absolute blast with him. We have loads in common and he’s super nice. Plus, he’s a massive honkin’ babe. Seriously, he’s flippin’ gorgeous.
– Two of my best mates got married in the geekiest, most sensational wedding I’ve ever been to. I’m so happy for them.
– Winter has struck and I’ve broken out my collection of cozy coats and warm boots.
That’s about all. What’s been happening in your neck of the woods?