My So-Blogged Life
Oof, the whole spring ahead thing really did a number on me. I barely slept (exaggeration) the last couple of nights. All it takes is a missed hour or two and I am a zombie. I almost said “screw it” to my plan to straighten my hair this morning, but remembered my New Year’s Resolution and powered through. I’m glad I didn’t look out my window before making that decision, because if I had I almost definitely would have screamed “SCREW IT” when I saw that it was SNOWING. Hello weather, it’s called SPRING ahead. I shouldn’t be whining…five days until I board a plane for Mexico after all.
So in today’s post I’d like to address something that’s been in the back of my mind lately. I’ve only been at my new job for a week and a half, but as I anticipated, my relationship with blogging and its community has already changed. No worries…I am not putting a stop to this blog! But while chatting with Rachel yesterday over pedicures, I was inspired to write a post addressing the fact that the way I live out my life’s passions has changed. I started my blog after my last job (I was doing program management in the defense and space industry, for curious minds) was not giving me a chance to work with what I loved. After all, isn’t that what we all dream of? And then my blog really did end up leading me to a job where I can do what I love. It also happens to be a job that entails working longer hours.
All of this means that unfortunately, I’m not going to have enough time to blog as frequently as I was previously. And not only will I not have enough time, but I honestly don’t think I want to! This blog has given me so many connections not just in terms of my new job, but in terms of friends, memories, support in my ED recovery, and opportunities to try new products, workouts, and restaurants. I’m not at all ungrateful. But I’m now able to blog, develop content, use social media, and share my passion and excitement for wine (and food!) every workday. So at the end of the day, I haven’t found myself wanting (or having time) to open my laptop and do that all over again.
When I do work on my blog, it involves writing posts and responding to comments. Hence, reading blogs has really taken a backseat. I can count on one hand the blogs I’ve read since I moved to Boston. That’s a bummer, but at this point in my life I’d rather spend my free time settling into my new routine and exploring my new home! So I hope none of my fellow bloggers have been offended by (if they even noticed) my extreme lack of commenting on their posts.
You guys are still gonna hear from me. It just may not be as often, and it may not be in comments on your blogs. But at least this isn’t a forced change. It’s happening naturally, and I’m okay with it. In fact I’m happy with it, because of the cause! I’m still loving my new job – my new life! – in Boston. Each day I have at least one pinch-me moment. I can only hope that one day every single one of my readers is given an opportunity like the one I have been given.
Has your blog reading/writing ever had to take a backseat? How’d you feel about it?