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Long time no see! I feel like I haven’t been in much of a blogging groove since I got sick mid-December. What started out as a sinus infection turned into strep and once I was well I got another sinus infection. After being sick for 3.5 weeks and all of the holiday craziness it’s been hard finding a good balance between work, catching up on sleep, cleaning everything in my apartment from floor to ceiling, trying to eat right, attempting to work out, thinking about blogging, and trying to stay social. I am only one person and so one thing had to go and unfortunately blogging took a bit of a back seat for a while.
However, now that I am feeling better and more like my usual self I am feeling a little bit more motivated to blog. During my down time I have been keeping track of all the great ideas I have for blog posts and now I’m almost ready to execute them.
If you have ever blogged before then you know it’s so much more than just writing. It’s writing a post, editing it, taking photos, editing the photos, scheduling the post, scheduling the social media for the post, and then being present the day it goes live to promote it. Blogging is a lot of work but it’s something I enjoy doing so I will keep doing it until it’s not fun anymore.
I feel like I am taking the Marie Kondo approach to blogging…the moment it stops bringing me joy I will quit. I have thought about quitting multiple times in the past but I’m so glad I haven’t. I love my little space here on the inter webs and it’s so fun (and slightly mortifying) to go back and read old content. LOL!!
So back to the title of this post…balance. If there is anything I need to accomplish in 2019 it is finding balance in my life.
I feel like some days I am doing all of the things and then other days I do absolutely nothing at all. I either go super hard core on eating right and working out and then I quit and go right back to my bad habits for months at a time. I either accomplish everything on my to-do list or I nap on the couch off and on all day/night (whatever time of the day I am up) and don’t get out of my pj’s. Call it being in a funk. Call it being in a rut but whatever it is I need to get over it and find more balance in my life.
I know that it’s completely normal to have days of accomplishing everything and days of doing absolutely nothing but I feel like I need to balance those things out so I don’t feel awful all the time like I have been lately. I need to find balance.
All of that being said I am declaring 2019 to be my year of balance. Call it my word of the year or whatever you want but this is the year I am determined to find my balance.
Did you choose a word of the year??
Do you feel like you lead a balanced life??
Fun fact, every time I have done a “word of the year” it has been an f-word…free, fancy, focus, fierce…and I thought long and hard about choosing another f-word for this year and this post actually started out very differently (I was going to choose fearless as my word this year) but the more I wrote the more I realized I needed some balance in my life so balance it is. It’s funny how that happens…