Notice it’s been a bit quiet on Anchored to Sunshine these past few weeks?
Sometimes, there just isn’t time. And I’m learning to be ok with that. I would rather produce engaging posts you all want to see, then throw a few words in the screen and post just for the sake of posting.
If you are a blogger, then you know how hard it is to balance it all. If you aren’t a blogger, then just think about how hard it is to do a hobby or even get to the gym during the week. Sometimes it just isn’t in the cards.
Here are five of the times when blogging is a struggle for me:
1. When work takes up no where near 8 hours of my day (make it more like 12) and when I finally get home I’m in bed within 20 minutes.
2. When all I want to do is sip wine and scroll Instagram mindlessly without having to engage for blog purposes.
3. When I don’t want to have to do my hair and makeup to take photos. Perfect example of that is this post where I just didn’t put my face in the photos :)
4. When I do nothing blog worthy for a few weeks. My life isn’t always action packed or exciting. Sometimes I hang out all day in workout clothes doing laundry and binge watching The Crown.
5. When my creativity is at an all time low. When something is stressing me out, or I’m not in an environment where I can quietly focus, my creativity hits rock bottom and I can barely think of an Instagram picture, let alone write a whole blog post.
I think these past two weeks have been a combo of struggle #1 and #5. I’m trying to refocus a bit more and get back to posting.
I’m reading the most amazing book right now that I’m dying to share with you all (it’s quite nerdy, but super interesting)! And also a book I’m struggling to get into, which is literally the worst feeling.
Not to mention I’m planning a huge trip to Costa Rica in April and I need all the recommendations!
Sometimes writing about why blogging is a struggle helps you snap back into it. It’s like how talking about why your stressed should help you feel less stressed… Or how listening to sad music when you are sad is actually comforting (<- anyone else have this feeling, or is it just me??)
As I sip more coffee this morning I’m feeling more inspired :) I’m back, y’all!