Back From A Blogging Break
Hey Guys! I can’t believe I took a blogging break for 10 days! It’s been awhile since I’ve done something like that. Even when I was in Spain & Portugal, I did some blogging. This break was unexpected, but definitely needed. I didn’t realize how much I needed it until I was on it.
Why I Took A Break
After I shared my bone scan results, I felt so worn down. The fatigue was coming on strong. If you are not aware of this, this is one of the long-term side effects I am still going through. Sometimes I can fight through them, and usually working out helps. But man, there were times I couldn’t get myself out of bed. Or I would lay in bed for awhile until I forced myself to get to the living room, where I laid there all day and binge watched Bravo. Yes, I watch Bravo. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine.
Handling Other Things
When I did encounter a little burst of energy, the last thing I wanted to do was blog or get on social media. Instead, I wanted to take care of things around the house, do errands we didn’t get a chance to do, or have some good quality friendship time where we could have heart to heart conversations about what we are going through. Aren’t heart to heart convos the best!
Aside from the fatigue, I think my body (and mentally too) is exhausted from the past couple months. Looking back, we rarely had a weekend off. There was always something going on. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every minute of it, but I also forgot to slow down. Sometimes I get all caught up, that I forget about rest days. So for October, we are planning to make no plans on the weekends. We even cancelled our travel plans. What’s the point of going if we can’t thoroughly enjoy it.
I also had to manage my anxiety. I’ve been super anxious the past couple weeks. If you are a cancer survivor, you may get this… sometimes I have anxiety and I really don’t know why. It just happens. I’ve had some panic attacks in there too. They happen and I had to put me first.
Overwhelmed with BCAM
I was overwhelmed with requests and potential collaborations for the month of October. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, of course, it felt like every company that is doing something for breast cancer reached out. In my mind, why don’t you do something in other months. Why only October? I’m 100% sure breast cancer needs support outside of the month of October. And I was sick of hearing from organizations and companies that only support ‘awareness’.
Blogging Burn Out
Lastly, I was burned out from blogging. There were times I would get started on blogging and midway through, I lost my interest in writing. And that’s when I knew I had to take a step back and take a blogging break. If I’m writing a blog post just to have a post, then that defeats the purpose of why I started this and it will not represent my desired quality of work. I started this because I was passionate about it and I always want to feel proud about what I’m sharing.
Ready To Be Back
Luckily, I’m out of that funk. The blogging break brought back my inspiration to be creative. Now I’m excited to get back to blogging! Kind of like now. This blog post took me no longer than 30 minutes (excluding proofreading). It was so natural to write this.
Moral of all this?! It is always okay to take a break and take a step back. Most people think that they will regress, but if anything I felt I progressed.