Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Back On Track

Isn't it amazing how a weekend of doing very little can completely change your outlook on everything? This weekend I went for brunch, read my book, had a bath, blogged and relaxed. We also sorted out our room completely and changed the layout around. This is something we've wanted to do for ages but had been putting off. It actually feels like a huge weight had been lifted as opposed to it being strenuous! I feel so much more rested....

In the recent weeks, I've wanted to blog so badly but there's always been something else. I've not been able to find the words, or I've been catching up with the TV programmes that are on at the moment. My instagram had been left for about two weeks, despite me still occasionally posting on twitter. I adore social media, but I've just found it too draining recently.

As it gets colder, and darker,  my body finds it harder to cope. I am so much more tired, and like most people find the coldness more challenging to do most things. I would rather be wrapped up in a blanket with a good book than trying to find the inspiration to write an inspiring piece of content. No matter how much I enjoy blogging, I don't think I have been in a consistent routine for more than two months for about 18 months now.  It really really bugs me, but the motivation to do anything about it never comes. So I'm taking a step back, and I'm going to go with the flow more.

I have about 16 posts in my drafts which I'm never quite happy with, yet I just can't bear to delete them. I worked hard on those posts, despite them not living up to my standards. It's super easy to compare yourself to other people and that's probably why some of those posts are still sitting in my drafts, with dust gathering on them. Eventually, I know I will post them but yet again I struggle with the fact that I've not done anything with them yet.

Despite all of this, I'm learning. It's absolutely fine not to post more than you feel like doing so. If that's once a week, or twice a day - that's all down to you. Maybe I just need to focus on the fact that I began this blog so I could remember all the things I got up to in my early twenties, rather than thinking of it as yet another place to be marked against my peers and friends. I think I'm finally back on track with where I want Suitcase and Sandals to be heading; it's always going to be somewhere for me to reflect on the good times, an escape from the things that stress me out.

Does blogging sometimes get on top of you? Do you find it hard to remember the reason why you began to blog in the first place?

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