I’m going to be honest – I have been feeling pretty disconnected from my blog, social media, and the whole “blogging world” lately. My little accidental internet haitus probably helped me get disconnected. But at the given moment, I kind of want to stay disconnected.
I’m pretty sure blogging will always be a passion of mine, but right now it’s on the backburner. This is due to my responsibilities at work constantly increasing, which leaves me very tired after work. I crave relaxation – not more work, which is what blogging feels like after a long day of being so tied in to emails, projects, and work for 8 to 9 hours a day.
Along with that, the weather has been amazing lately, which just makes me want to go outside. I go on a run almost every day after work because it’s too nice not to!
Overall, I’d just rather be here than staring at a screen or on Facebook.
Give me a cup of tea, my latest read, and my pup and I’m all set right there!
Besides just blogging, I have been feeling really against social media too. In the past, I’ve mentioned that I didn’t see social media as a problem. But lately, everything about it disinterests me. I still like Instagram because that’s just pictures. But I can totally do without any Facebook or Twitter lately. I log onto those platforms and just hear noise, not real connection anymore.
I suppose that everything in life ebbs and flows. I’m thankful to have my blog, but I’m starting to realize more that it can’t be a daily or even couple-of-times-a-week thing at this rate. I just really feel like I don’t have time for it now more than ever before.
My typical day looks something like this:
- 6:00 am – get up
- 7:15 am – leave for work
- 7:45 am – start my work day
- 4:45 pm – leave work, sometimes a little earlier or later
- 5:15 pm – get home, get organized, go on a run/do a workout
- 6:30 pm – dinner, or later. We have been doing dinner at 8 some nights!
- 7:30 pm – clean up dinner, if I have time
- 8:00 pm – prep for the next day: plan my outfit, prep lunch, tidy the house
- 9:00 pm – want to be in bed, but rarely am!
After getting home from work, I just feel like I have no time and night wizzes by! If I am really organized and intentional, I have some more time on my hands. But if my husband and I both get home late, have a time-consuming dinner to cook – that is literally my whole night right there.
There are so many things I want to do outside of being on my computer that it’s just not appealing. I’d rather… workout, read a book, be in my backyard, play with my dog, be with my husband. Anything but look at a screen any longer!
But I’m okay with that! To me, there is no point in beating myself up for not doing something because I don’t want to do it – at least with something that is totally my choice and isn’t required by anyone.
I guess I can say that I am still inspired to blog – trust me, I have plenty of ideas! Just the whole time issue thing has been getting in the way. We’ll see what the future brings, but I’ll probably be on my back porch more than online until further notice!
Questions for You:
- Do you ever feel like this? What do you do in a dry spell of blogging?
- Does anyone else feel like they’ve “outgrown” Facebook? I’m starting to feel like it’s so “high school” or “college” right now. But I’m an adult!