Dec 15, 2014

Work / Life Balance

Happy Happy Monday! Here we are mid-December and only 10 days left until Christmas. How fast has this year gone by? I am ready for some R&R with my family and some time away from this busy city for a bit. 

I have felt compelled to write this post for a while and have honestly not had the chance to until now.  As most of you know, blogging is not my full time job (as much as I wish it were most days) But it is something I truly enjoy doing and hope to continue for years to come.  I started a new job about 6 months ago and although it has been a great experience so far and probably the most challenging and exciting job I have had to date, it takes up more of my time than I am used to a job doing.  This was a TOTAL career change, so  I am spending more of my time learning the business and getting to know the industry a bit better.  And to be quite honest, when I get home, the last thing I feel like doing or have any mental capacity to do, is blog.  And it's not that I don't want to, it's that I don't want to just throw a post up for the sake of putting something on here.  I have always had the mentality from day one, that I was going to post when I felt inspired to do so.  And if that meant every other day or two, maybe three times a week, so be it.  But lately I have felt guilty and stressed about the neglect I have been giving SBF and my readers.  I have wanted to post things and be engaging, but it's just not panned out.  If you are a blogger, I am sure you know what I am going through, right? I struggle with finding time to do everything and make everything I do perfect, well thought out and executed.  I am going a million miles a minute and still feel like I'm at half capacity and could do better or more.  I am sure a lot of that has to do with this city and the fact that everyone is moving at this pace most of the time.  But a lot of it, sadly, is my personality or mentality.  I'm a first born, A-type, like things just so, type of gal.  Over the years, some of those things have toned down a bit, but I am who I am, and this is it!  

I felt this post deserving in that I wanted to give you all a bit of insight as to why sometimes I'm more present that others.  It's not that I don't want to be here or give you all something to read, it's just that I am trying to find that ever elusive, work/life balance and make every facet of my personality (or personalities, being a Gemini) content and happy.  I haven't dropped off the face of the earth, nor do I plan to, but maybe for a while, or at least until I get things a little more settled with the job, I might be posting less and not as engaged on here as usual or as much as I would like.  But I hope you will still keep coming back and reading what I am able to post.  I am working on finding that balance and hoping with the coming weeks/New Year, I will be able to manage both work and personal a bit better.  With all new jobs or life experiences, it takes a bit of time to get your footing and rhythm.  I think I have finally gotten a taste of what this new career is going to entail and now I'm just trying to work my blog into the mix as well.  It is what keeps me sane after all! 

So please bear with me and don't forget to some back often! I am more frequent with posts on instagram, so if you don't follow me there, you totally should! 

Have a wonderful start to the week! xoxo

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