I can see you thinking, this is life Lydia, you can’t just go pushing pause. And I DO know that. But there was one area of my life which I was able to ‘push pause’ on for a little while and that was my blog. The reason being, I had noticed myself being increasingly overwhelmed and stressed abut this little space. I felt like I was not able to give it everything I wanted to and in doing so felt like everything was taking a bit of a nose dive. I was / am very aware a new member is joining our family at the end of the year and I want to make the most of this time (right now) with Sebastian. I also had a collection of DIY / craft projects piling up in various stages in our home office. I wanted to start on Sebastian’s new bedroom, as well as planning and prepping for baby. I felt like nothing was happening and when it was, well it wasn’t being finished. So with some family birthdays coming up and a pile of things on my to-do list, I decided it was time to ‘push pause’.
As soon as I made the decision, I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
I was able to refocus and reconnect with what I had been wanting to do, previously I had started to feel like this was no longer a hobby. It was becoming a chore. It was becoming work. And that was in no way the idea behind it.
During the first week, I completely stayed away from my blog and anything blog related. Yes, I posted on social media but that was it. Instead, I read a book I had been meaning to in ages, sat with my feet up, baked cupcakes, painted my nails, tidied the house, enjoyed naptimes as me time and then enjoyed even more the time when Sebastian was awake. We made new play dough, visited some different parks, baked, had picnics, lunch with Daddy and just enjoyed our time together, the two of us.
After a week of being a lady of leisure (during naptime) and feeling liberated, I was starting to miss this little space and wanted to get back into it. So I decided to crack on with some of the DIY / craft projects I had been wanting / meaning to share with you here. Naptimes started to fill up with arts and crafts, photography, flowers, lots of fun and pretty things. I also revamped alot of my posts and tidied up some loose ends (something I had been meaning to do since I rebranded / relaunched in March). Take a look around, so many things are happening.
So here I am three weeks on feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to go. Pushing pause; taking some time – was the best thing I could do for myself, my family and my blog. I am back, I am really looking forward to the coming months and I am excited about this space. I have a new outlook with my blog and a renewed, reclaimed vision for my hobby.
Thanks for sticking around; Happy Tuesday Lovelies!