Back On The Blog After An Unintentional Hiatus

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog. I’m going to be completely honest and say that over the past 9 months I’d lost sight of myself and got caught up in the projects and dreams of other people and therefore put my own wants, needs and aspirations on hold. I’d also become consumed by what is currently going on in the world and people’s political views were starting to make me angry. I found I was pushing my own angry views onto others which is just not me or part of my reality. So I put the breaks on that too. I no longer allow my thoughts and feelings to be controlled by current events either.

I am a traditional homemaker, wife and textile artist. My number one priority is our home and family. I work best when I am working on our home and I work best when our home is organised and running smoothly. I also create better pieces of art when my mind is in the right place.

Being out almost everyday last year, I missed the comfort of home and the careful planning of meals, the taking time to do the jobs that I didn’t seem to have the time to do anymore and if I did they were rushed or done half heartedly. Even my home training sessions went out the window. I have some fitness equipment and a pair of running shoes so there’s no excuse for me.

Over Christmas when I finally took a break from the work I had been doing, I took stock of my priorities and made some changes so that I could come back to doing what I truly love. Giving my time to my family and myself. As I lay in bed recently going through my thoughts, I realised I had also let this blog and my writing slip.

Writing is an outlet. My blog is a way for me to journal life and what is important. If I have readers who follow me then I hope to inspire them in some way shape or form that there truly is joy in living a simple life without all the trappings of new stuff or constantly looking for recognition from others. My outlook in life is to be true to myself and to stop trying to please everyone. Trying to please everyone can’t be done and you’ll burn yourself out trying after a while. I almost did.

So here I am, back on the blog so to speak. My husband is upstairs working, the dogs are snoring on the sofas, the cat has commandeered the bed upstairs. My morning routine is completed, the laundry is in the washing machine and I am about to start baking a loaf of bread. The weather out is cold, wet and grey but that’s ok, I’m home, I’m in the one place where the sun always shines for me. It’s good to be back.

All the Best

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