Hi Loves :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful week.
I've been kind of struggling these past couple of weeks.
New job, new commute, new schedule.
Going back and forth liking/hating my new role.
Coming home in tears, or with a little smile.
Being positive one day, and down-right negative the next.
I feel drained. Mentally. Physically.
On top of it, I caught a cold at the end of last week.
Friday morning, I was in the restroom at work, and could not stop sneezing.
On my seventh in-a-row sneeze, I strained my lower back.
(you can laugh, it's OK)
I could barely walk, and was sent home by my manager to work remotely.
By Friday evening, I could not walk straight.
I literally had to bend over like an old lady.
So I took it easy all weekend.
Loaded up on meds, ice packs/baths.
It wasn't pretty!
During those few days, I did a lot of thinking.
About my life, and about blogging.
I read a post from Emily, and it opened my eyes.
She summed it up perfectly.
I need to stop feeling so guilty for not posting every day.
I need to be OK with the fact that I have a really busy life.
I need to be OK with the fact that blogging is a hobby, not my first priority.
And I need to believe that my readers/followers will understand that.
It's interesting, because this topic has been going around, and it is a different situation for each bloggers.
I never started blogging to share my crafts, or skills, or anything really.
I blog because I like the social aspect of it, meeting really sweet/fun bloggers, and simply having something to distract me from the pressures of my daily life.
I mean, you can just tell by the fact that I started this blog in 2010, and I barely have a 100 followers.
I used to care about that, but I don't anymore.
Because I don't blog to be popular, or to gain followers.
I blog to escape. But I mostly READ blogs.
So I may not always look "present", but don't be fooled.
I check all your blogs every day.
I comment as much as I can.
But I'm here.
I wanted to talk about this, because I don't ever want you to feel neglected.
However I need to stop beating myself up for not being a good enough blogger.
So there, you have it :)
So please, bear with me on the weeks that I can't be "here" everyday.
Phew. OK. I feel a little better!
Oh and because I CANNOT stop listening to this, here you go!
such a Gleek!