I’ve mentioned this in several of my blogs but I am a recovering people pleaser. For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to make people happy even if it was at a detriment to myself. There are still times where I can easily guilt myself into doing something that may not be the best for me because of what people think or how I’d like to be perceived. Or just feeling like, I am the only one who can do this so I HAVE to do it.
I’ve loved blogging over the past 3 years and it’s given me my own little corner of positivity to share what I’m learning in my life as well as things I love and highly recommend. The last time I took a break was before my daughter was born and we were trying to sell our house. That “short break” turned into 7 months. I have long term goals of being an author but working on a book has had to be put on hold because of my top priorities being a wife and mother.
That being said, I’ll be taking a break from blogging. My initial plan was to have written several blogs while I take a break in real-time that could be posted but instead I ended up making a bunch of freezer meals. 😆 Of course, I’ll still be posting photos of my newest little cutie as well as my other two nuggets and husband but I don’t want to kill myself with overdoing it while trying to keep up on my blog. With this pregnancy and especially looking ahead to the postpartum period and newborn fog, I know the key for me is to give myself grace and to be kind to myself. I’m blessed to have an amazing partner in my husband but with our family going through so many changes in a short period (new baby, kids going to school, continued home remodel) I want to make sure no matter how tired I am that I am as present as I can be with my favorite people.
I still want to do a giveaway. I still want to share my home remodel with you guys. We’ve made so much progress as of late and at this point, everyone is in their new rooms. 🙌🏾 I still have lots of book reviews to share and business that I love but I know that now is the time to savor my family.
I’m less writing this for you guys but more for myself. Blogging and social media is such a use it or lose it type of situation. The more you post the more eyes you have on you. The less you post, the fewer people you have engaged in your content and then you can potentially lose followers. It can be tough but I know that I want to post things intentionally. I hope to still write some short posts here and there as a mother of 3 (crazy this will be my reality soon) but I’m also not going to beat myself up about my lack of blogs.
Anyways, thank you guys for being awesome and reading these blogs. I appreciate it and look forward to great things in store for the fall and winter seasons and into 2020. ❤️