I wanted to give a heads up that my blog will be changing a bit. Before I left for Costa Rica, I was putting up 5 posts a week. One everyday through Monday-Friday. Often times, I would write most or all of them on Sunday afternoon. While this worked to get the posts up, I felt like I was so busy trying to meet my quota for blog posts, I lost WHY I was blogging. I was no longer sharing my life, or what I was doing. I was blogging only those things that I could write about in advance. Rather than being able to share a great Tuesday evening with you, I was writing about things I had done the prior week. Almost like a perpetual game of catch up.
Taking most of July off from blogging was amazing. I loved that the pressure was gone from “having” to blog. And once the pressure was gone, I felt like my creative juices were able to start flowing again. My mind stopped thinking about things I “had” to blog about, and instead I started having ideas of what I could blog about. It may sound like a subtle shift, but it wasn’t for me.
Coming back from yoga teacher training, I’ve been trying to make changes in my life to keep that centered, calmness that I felt while in Costa Rica. I’m a very Type A personality- and I like to be in the center of things, which often leaves me with a very busy social calendar, never saying No to anything, and having my schedule planned out weeks in advance.
While there are positives to this, there are negatives. I don’t have enough time to sit at home and relax. I don’t have time to get bored. I stop having time for things that I enjoy- like reading, or painting. I don’t get enough sleep. And my life lacks spontaneity.
This past weekend was a long weekend. I had 4 days off, Mark was out of town, my friend Cara was moving (and therefore busy), and my other friend Erin had family visiting. I would say those 3 people are the people I spend the majority of my free time with. And suddenly, none of them had time to hang out with me. Pre-Costa Rica, I would have panicked on what I was going to do.
However, I was excited for this opportunity! I slept in. I did yoga at home. I read 4 books. I watched a couple of movies. It was wonderful. I enjoyed every moment.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m moving to Cambridge, UK with my job. However, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that it’s happening in 2 and a half weeks! My flight leaves to Cambridge on August 26! I only got home from Costa Rica on July 28. It really feels like my life is moving so quickly right now and is a constant crazy, amazing adventure.
While I want to share it with anyone who reads, I also want to really live it. I want to enjoy time with my fiancee before we’re separated for another couple of months (he’s not joining me in UK until the end of October). I want to have some time with my friends before I move away. My mom’s coming and visiting me for the weekend before I leave, and I want to have that time with her.
As such, blogging will still happen. But it’ll be more like 2 or 3 posts a week, rather than every weekday. Thanks for sticking with me as my life has such huge changes- I greatly appreciate each and every reader. You make blogging worth the time and effort!