I fell off the face of the earth it feels like…well at least the blogging world. What in the world have I been doing?! I am going to give it to you straight, I got burnt out. I am going to be completely honest with you all, when I first started up my blog months ago, I started off so strong. I reached 2,000 followers within the first two months. I was creating new, interesting content for my blog, and I was posting at least 4 times a week. That was not realistic. At that point in time, my graduate school classes were not very demanding, and I was not working during the week whatsoever. In other words, I had ALL the free time to create blog posts.
Around mid-May though, life became much more interesting. Summer classes started, wedding season started, and I began working more while completing my summer courses. I began to have less and less free time, making my anxiety levels increase dramatically. It was not healthy for me and my overall health. As a result, I was starting to create less and less blog posts and I was slowly watching myself fail. Failure is never an option for me. I felt as if I was really letting myself down however, I also found myself becoming more relaxed and less stressed as I put my blogging on hold. I no longer felt the stress of needing to write 4 blog posts a week. I could focus on myself and take the time to relax during my limited amount of free time, which is exactly what I needed. Do not let blogging, or work, or anything for that matter, take over your life. If you find that you are not completely happy, reassess your life and determine what is really important. You and your own health are most important, so make sure you are ALWAYS putting yourself first!
I am not going to write a long, detailed post about why I put blogging on hold and how I am back now to redeem myself. Nobody wants to hear about that! I think from this blog post, you can tell on your own that I am back, and finally ready to continue my hobby. I am just here to tell you that it happens! Burnout happens. It happened to me, it may happen to you, but it is not the end of the world, or in this case, your blog. I have some exciting things to share with you all here in the next few weeks, and I can’t wait for you all to read my new blog posts!
I will be spending the rest of the day today responding to all of your comments on my previous posts that I had yet to get to. If any of you have similar burnout experiences, feel free to share them in the comments, I would love to hear about your own experience and how you overcame it! For me, just allowing myself to put my blog on hold and focus on myself helped me to overcome my burnout. I am so excited to connect with you all again! For more pictures and lifestyle updates, follow me on Instagram (@megkemmagic)!
Thanks for reading!