Saturday, May 11, 2013

On Blogging Every Day in May

Ugh, I failed... didn't post on Friday :(

Yesterday was one of those days. Actually, this Blog Every Day in May challenge falls at a particularly inopportune time for me, based on my work schedule and the pressures and deadlines I'm facing right now. If only I could go into more detail... just trust.

This picture has nothing to do with this post, just a walk down memory lane: visiting Scotland in 2009. Lovely!

BUT, part of the reason I was (and still am) so intent on sticking to this objective is because I want to blog regularly in spite of my crazy work schedule... because, in all honesty, it will always be crazy. My job is just demanding and stressful by nature. 

This blog brings me much needed joy and therapy and acts as an invaluable creative outlet where I can unload and tend to a side of myself that is otherwise neglected. I need this escape!

So this challenge for me is personal: How can I carve out the time and dedication necessary to this blog while managing everything else? I'm learning a lot. I need to write posts in advance when I do have some spare time. When I can, I need to set aside a specific time each day to devote to writing and brainstorming, and I need to hold myself accountable. 

Well, anyways. Yesterday was especially terrible. I worked until 10pm, and I came home absolutely destroyed by the stress and heaviness of the day. I'm just fighting to maintain my sanity at this point. 

But despite the "inconvenience" of taking time to blog when I'm stressed and overwhelmed, it absolutely pays off. The comments I've received and contacts I've made these past two weeks have played a huge role in lifting my spirits and giving me some hope! So not only do I need this escape, I especially need it when its hard to find the time to write. That might be when I need it most. 

I'm dozing off... I haven't followed the past two prompts, I hope to catch up eventually.

Good nightttttt!

This post was written as part of the Blog Every Day in May Challenge (2013).

6 comments:

  1. Yes, it's difficult to have the time each day, isn't it. I have been trying to do a little groundwork in advance, so that I can spread the load. I have never got even near blogging ever day before, nor have I written so much. It hope you feel better after your rough day.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! This weekend was refreshing... thank goodness. This challenge has been just that... a challenge. But I love that it is pushing me to take blogging more seriously. I can't find the link to your blog. I'd love to read it if you send me the link!

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  2. There was me expecting something about St.Andrews there! I grew up and got married there.
    Don't feel any 'pressure' to blog. I certainly don't. I actively didn't take part in the Blog Every Day task because, well, I didn't. That's all. Take it as it comes :)

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    1. Haha, sorry to disappoint with the picture! Maybe I'll do a flashback on that trip some day ;) I loved St. Andrews... absolutely gorgeous! Its true, blogging shouldn't be a pressure. I guess I'm just being hard on myself for not living up to my self-imposed challenge. I can only do my best ;)

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  3. Stopping by from Blog Every Day in May.
    @JLenniDorner

    Great picture.

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  4. Hi Kim, thanks for taking the time and patience to put your life out there for the world to see. i'm sorry to read that you are constantly anxious and stressed. I'm not judging you in any way, but perhaps you should quit and do something that makes you happy. A stranger told me this when I was living in Vancouver six months ago and since then, I quit my job, left, and am in the process of moving to Japan. Life is too short to be unhappy and your 20s should be the time of your life. I will continue reading and wish you all the best. ;)

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