Now I’m in the real world and back in employment, blogging is going to be taking a backseat.
I was so scared at the lack of time I’d have for the blog that I was intending to quit. 4 years of blogging down the drain.
After speaking to friends and family, it made me realise how much work I’ve put into the blog over the past year or two, and why I need to continue.
I don’t want to burn myself out though. This new addition in my life is going to mean I won’t be posting most days and I wouldn’t be able to guarantee I’ll be quick at responding to your messages or comments. There may be some scheduled content as well on my social media.
Listening to my own advice
I’m the worst person when it comes to listening to my own advice. I’m more than happy to give advice to others, but when something happens in my own life, the advice goes in one ear and out the other.
Life happens. I have to remember this. At times, I won’t have loads of time to blog. I’m not a full-time blogger like many people thought I was. I’ve only just started attending PR events and working with brands.
I have to remind myself that blogging will always be there for me when I need it/want it to be. I have to remind myself that blogging isn’t my job and I don’t have all the time in the world to produce content.
When I do have time, I need to decide how I’d like to spend it.
Walkabout is a chain of Australian Bars with the best seats in the house for watching sport. The menu as well isn’t too shabby.
Attending the event with Jade, we got stuck into an Australian Banquet, enjoying the wizardry that is the Mac & Cheese filled Nacho tower and the Walkabout Platter.
Combining BBQ Chicken Wings (which were lush), crispy chicken goujons, breaded prawns (by far my favourite) and garlic bread slices, just to name a few, the food got us instantly talking about going back.
The drinks won us over even more. As someone that doesn’t drink, I stuck with the mocktails.
Never having tried a mocktail before (I tend to stick with Coca Cola), I couldn’t resist trying their ‘Virgin Aussie Sunset’ and ‘Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri’.
I loved them. I loved the food too! I can’t praise Walkabout Leicester enough for their hospitality and their scrumptious menu.
If you live in the area or planning a trip to Leicester, Walkabout Leicester is the place to be!
*I was invited to the PR event in exchange for social media and blog features.
I’ve never been one to just ‘chill’…
I’ve always had a busy life. I prefer to be busy. It all started when I was volunteering and helped several charities at once. I’ve lived this way since.
Being in employment and wanting to ensure I have a life balance, I’m not going to come home to open up the laptop, take part in a Twitter chat or just come online for a browse, because that’s not what I want to do.
I want to interact when I want to interact. I want to post when I want to post. There’s such a big expectation of bloggers, that it becomes hard not to be swallowed up in the mix of things.
We as bloggers need to take ownership of our own journeys. We need to stop comparing. We don’t need to live up to an expectation. What works for one person may not work for us.
I definitely need to get to grips with this. It’s just a process that takes time. Just the same as it takes time to get used to a new job.
I’m not going anywhere
I’m not going anywhere. If I don’t respond straight away, don’t worry, I will. I’m going to be living my life from now on without a thought of worry. What happens happens.
There’ll be another post on Sunday, maybe on Monday too, but can’t say what’ll happen after that. That’s why I stopped posting about ‘expect a blog tonight’, because between then and that evening, anything could happen.
We need to do what’s best for us and what’s best at the time.
I do hope you stay with me and enjoy this new chapter in my life and I’ll be sharing parts when the time is right.
Thanks as always for your support!