When I first started writing for The Daily Feels it was just weeks before lockdown. I found myself in a great place with my business and I felt like I could finally do something creative that I enjoyed doing. Then once lockdown hit, I knew I’d have the space to really get back into writing…and I did. It’s been almost 3 years and so many things have changed. We’ve all experienced life through a pandemic and because of that, life isn’t the same.
I have been struggling with this decision for the last couple of months, but I have decided to take a break from blogging to focus on other aspects of my life. I do not plan to give it up completely and you’ll see my name pop up from time to time, but it’s not something that I can put my all into at the moment. If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you know I pour my heart into what I’m writing and I share openly about all the topics I cover. I’ve always been the type of person that is all or nothing. I don’t feel authentic if I’m only giving you half of me.
Being a business owner takes a lot out of a person and I’m sure any other business owner reading this would agree with me. It’s not to say that running your own business isn’t amazing, but it’s also hard. The school year just started two weeks into September and I had to take a week off because I got covid for the second time this year. I do not get sick days, I do not get paid vacation and if I’m ever out, it’s on me to make up the time somewhere in my already overbooked schedule.
On top of being a business owner, I deal with chronic pain and that makes it even harder to bounce back…especially after being sick. I owe it to myself and my clients to give my work my all right now and it is ultimately why I’ve decided to take this break.
With everything that’s happened in this world, things in my world have shifted. I am finding it more difficult to balance the things I need to do to run a successful business, take care of my physical and mental health etc with things I want to/love doing like nourishing my relationships and being creative. This imbalance has not been leaving much room for the latter things.
I don’t think we can ever anticipate what comes next for us. We all have our dreams, aspirations and goals that we work towards in life, but what will tomorrow bring? That is the question. For now…I leave you with one last quote that has definitely been true for other areas of my life in the past and I hope it will hold truth again:
“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” -Paulo Coelho