I took an unplanned blogging break last week. I was starting to feel massively overloaded with an ever growing to do list and generally a bit overwhelmed so I felt rather than putting content out there that I wasn’t happy with I’d press pause and let myself regroup.
I’m a bit of a busy person to a fault really – I like having different projects on the go and using my mind in different ways as much as I can. But that approach can mean that I get myself involved in a huge number of projects and sometimes every deadline comes at once! I also work full time – so blogging and Crafternoon Cabaret Club are something that I do in my spare time – I love it but sometimes life just gets too busy. There are some really amazing bloggers who can keep working full time alongside running a business and I’m always a bit in awe of them.
What I’d like to be able to do is just draw a line and take a bit of time to get my head back in a good creative space, but mainly the time I take away from one project is immediately absorbed by another more urgent deadline! So I’ve been making a conscious effort to cut back, get myself ahead, prioritise properly and actually take some time to look after myself.
I’m currently in Lyme Regis on a little recuperating mini break with my husband so we’re going for walks, eating nice food, gadding about on the cob a la Jane Austen and generally chilling out a bit. I had a few posts in the pipeline so I’m going to spread these out over the next few weeks so I can get myself back into a good creative space.
The upside of all this business is that I’m involved in some really exciting projects: from designing workshops for a brand I LOVE, to writing a whole load of creative blog posts, to becoming the craft editor for a new blogging online magazine (ee!!) it’s all kicking off. I can’t wait to share more with you.
In the meantime enjoy these snaps from gorgeous Lyme!!