You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet here on the blog, and there’s a reason for that. So I want to take a moment to share with you why I’ve slowed down with my blogging.
What it all comes down to is the vision. I’ve been having a difficult time finding a vision for Mama@Heart this year. I have felt like my blog posts have been a bit all over the place, and perhaps that’s because of how lost I’ve been feeling.
Honestly, 2018 has been a rough year. I started it off thinking I had a very clear idea of where my life and career was going and then everything changed in an instant last March. Since then, I have struggled to figure out how to pick myself up and start over again. It has been a long journey of self-discovery, not to mention navigating my way through intense emotions as my depression took a hard hit. I’ve experienced more days than I care to admit that simply getting out of bed and functioning as a mom takes every ounce of me, leaving very little energy for anything else. Daily self-care has become a necessity for me as I navigate this next chapter in my life.
Slowly, I’m figuring things out, but I still feel like I have a long way to go. Motivation and inspiration to write have been hard to find, and that in itself is difficult for me since writing has been a passion of mine for so long. I’m not saying that I’m giving up on it, but I pride myself in producing well-written pieces and many of the blog posts I’ve started recently (and didn’t finish) have felt forced and hollow. I believe I owe my readers and myself more than that.
As I enter my ninth month of being unemployed I’m feeling the need to put more focus on figuring out my future. So I’ve decided that I want to put more time and energy into that. I’m going to continue job hunting, work on finishing up my 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and planning out some goals for 2019. I’ve actually started working on an exciting plan for something I would like to start up once I’ve completed my yoga certification in February. Sorry, I don’t want to share details of that at the moment because it’s still in the very early stages of brainstorming, but I will say that this idea kinda makes me giddy so I really want to work hard on a well thought out plan to make it successful.
If you’re wondering where this leaves Mama@Heart my answer is this: a hiatus. I’m not giving up on this blog because I do love it so, and I especially love all of my dear readers who have been following me on this blog journey for nearly three years now. Making a decision to re-prioritize different aspects of my life is a reality I have waited too long to face. I’m being mindful of my limits and trying not to overwhelm myself.
While I may not be posting weekly blog posts for a little while, the good news is that I intend to keep Mama@Heart active on Facebook and Instagram. I feel like this is simply easier for me at the moment, plus it will allow me to regularly connect with all of you and keep you updated.
Now more than ever I could use the support of my readers. Please feel free to stay in touch with me on social media. I hope you all will continue to check in from time to time to stay up-to-date with the future of Mama@Heart and to find out how my plans for 2019 unfold.
As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. It truly means so much to me. I wish you all a wonderful end to 2018. May you enjoy a memorable holiday season with your family and friends.
Much love to you all!