While writing has always been a hobby of mine, there is also the ‘real’ life I have to care about. It’s not just family, friends, my daily life and work. There are much more things I need to take care of – like my health (mental and physical) as well as personal stuff and my own needs (especially in work life where I want to get a better position). In the last month I also moved to a new flat which I had to renovate beforehand. Moving alone is stressful enough and while I barely found time for reading or posting on my Instagram Account, blogging completely left my mind. At first I still felt obligated to write reviews and post something but sooner than later it felt more like I had to do it and less like I wanted to do it. So – with so many things to do – I simply stopped blogging. And if I’m being honest – it was a relief for me. The little voice in my head, telling me to post, stopped nagging and felt free. And it was okay for me. But there were also time that I realized I missed blogging – even more when I made myself recall that I didn’t want to pause in the first place.
But I just couldn’t start with reviews again – because of the above mentioned lack of time – and so did not start until now. Right now I’m cosily settled in my new flat, adoring my bookshelves and my books. After this step my life has settled down once again and I find myself with so much more free time than before – even with meeting friends and family as well as fulfilling me wishes and needs. But still I realize that I miss writing. I know that I will now have time for reviews and bookish stuff again. That I can fill my blog with love and reviews again.
But before I start doing that, I wanted to tell you a simple thing – it is okay for not blogging sometimes. It’s just like I said in my post about feeling guilty for not reading: it is your hobby and it is totally fine to take breaks if you feel like it. You should have fun, not feeling obligated to post something just for the sake of posting. Take your time – like I did – and do what you want, not what you have to do.
If you ever felt the same about blogging or writing or reading or something else entirely – please feel free to leave a comment and tell me about it! I’d love to hear your point of view and talk with you about it. As always from the bottom of my – take care and stay safe, book dragons!