This New Year started out with so much hope of dominating an endless list of resolutions but I got burned out. FAST. It’s truly amazing how the start of a new year brings the impression of a “fresh start”. Somehow all your wants and wishes are expected to come true while your problems fade away. Then 4 months down the road (hello April!) and reality kicks in. You realize that you’re not quite at the place you envisioned and that it’ll actually be a hard ride. Trying to become your best self is exhausting… who knew it would take so much energy! Ugh.
In hindsight, I think I burned out from the high expectations I had of blogging. I studied everything and tried to stick to a strict writing schedule and soon forgot the reason I started this blog and everything stopped being fun and felt more like work. Then in the middle of January, I decided to take a step back and regroup before inputting more energy into this blog.
I am so glad that I took a little blogging hiatus, it feels like coming back to your 9 to 5 job from a Caribbean vacation. You’ll miss the lack of responsibilities but somehow everything flows more smoothly. I feel more confident in my expectations of blogging and give props to the people who can run an effective website because it’s EXHAUSTING.
During my hiatus, I focused more on trying to build my future. I currently work in a law firm and unfortunately, some events happened that caused me to feel like an undervalued employee. Instead of being a hot-head and immediately quitting I have been actively looking for a new position. Last week I had an interview for an amazing job opportunity and it could be perfect for me. The benefits are amazing and it would be the start towards a career that I would love. The only downfall, is that the company is currently on Spring Break so the post-interview anticipation has been killing me #Fingerscrossed.
In other life updates, I have been trying to get out into the world more. As an introvert, I’ve always had a hard time at connecting and staying in touch with friends and family. And truth be told, living alone has only made it worst. I love my space but I see and understand the importance of making your loved ones a priority so I have been making an effort to check in and see how everyone is doing. Since I have a large family, it’s definitely a challenge and there have been a few days when I shut down. But I’m trying and that’s all that matters. If you can tell, I’m not very good at maintaining relationships so let’s not even discuss dating. One word of advice… when an ex reaches out to you, ignore them. Seriously, shut it down. In my experience, nothing good ever comes of it.
It’s great to be writing again and I hope that you all enjoy the blog!