Why I Stopped Blogging and Why I’m Ready to Start Again

I haven’t written a blog post in nearly a month. So if you’re still here reading, thank you, because I probably should’ve lost all my readership.

Why I Stopped Blogging

I stopped blogging in part because I started working at the restaurant again. I didn’t mean to work as much as I did at the restaurant, in fact I thought I was just going to pick up shifts so I could create my own schedule. Instead I found myself working five, even six days a week sometimes 10 hours a day. I felt like I just didn’t have the time to put into blogging that I did before when I wasn’t working.

If I wasn’t working at the restaurant, I was applying for full time jobs. As soon as I got back from India, I had two interviews. Then another two, one of which was a second round interview for a job I really wanted. And then I got my rejection.

I don’t handle rejection well. In fact, I handled this rejection by getting pretty sad- drunk the night before my friend’s wedding. I’m not proud of how I handled that rejection, but it definitely sent me into a downward spiral of feeling pretty hopeless about my job situation, and generally down about myself.

And then I stopped having any desire to blog. I didn’t want to write, I didn’t want to create social media posts, I didn’t even do other things I love to do, like run. I honestly haven’t wanted to do anything until recently when I finally had a good day or two.

Why I’m Ready to Start Blogging Again

I’m finally ready to blog again because I know how cathartic writing is for me. I was writing in a journal daily when I was blogging regularly. Especially right now when I’ve got good and bad days, I need to be writing to get my feelings out and on paper, and maybe even onto your screen.

Blogging was also giving me legitimate joy. I enjoyed crafting posts, social media posts, and engaging with other bloggers. Even though it feels hard to get back into the groove of things right now, I know I need to be intentional of pursuing things that give me joy.

Now I know this post isn’t long, but this is my start, my re-start as it were, to blogging. Thanks for being on this journey with me friends.

In my own world,

3 Comments

  1. Lauren

    October 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Welcome back! I had a break too while I moved house, nothing wrong with it x

  2. Dad

    October 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Glad to have you back!

  3. Mark Washburn

    October 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Keep at it! You’re going to go far in life, so dont beat yourself up over things too much. Hope you’re doing well!

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