I believe a break from most things are really good for you. A break at work to help you through the next half of your day, a break from life when you go on holiday, a break from people to spend time with yourself. Quite recently, I’ve been on a break from blogging. I’ve barely read any and haven’t written a thing and you know what? It’s felt great to have time to figure out what I want my little piece of the internet to be like and it’s been even better to find out what content I enjoy reading, which I enjoy writing and just taking time to find more out about myself.
I now know that I’m really fussy about what kind of makeup reviews I read but I know that actually I really don’t like writing them myself right now. I hate collecting things I will never use from beauty boxes until I find I have a pile of clutter hiding in the back of my wardrobe. I also know that I enjoy reading and sharing my thoughts on books and theatre but that it’s impossible to think I can get through more than maybe 12+ books a year and go to all the shows I’d like to. I know that I really like the aesthetic of some blogger’s Instagram feeds but that I have to be myself.
I began to feel pressured as a new blogger to fit a certain stereotype and to fit in to a certain category, like I’m sure many new bloggers have felt, and honestly, it stopped being enjoyable.
But with a little help from ‘The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k’ by Sarah Knight (Not sponsored but so wish I was!) I’ve realised that I’m just going to ‘Do Me’.
I am constantly changing, on a daily basis a new idea, thought or opinion will pop into my mind and I’ll roll with it for a while, until another wave comes along and then I’ll hop on that one and I want my space to reflect that rather than trying to fit in.
It’ll take a while to get back into the swing of things but I hope anyone reading this is happy to bear with me and is still ready to come along for the ride… I PROMISE there’ll be cake!