Sunday, 2 April 2017

March Instamonth & Why I've Taken a Step Back from Blogging

I tried to post Instamonth Feb, and all the other posts I'd planned for March but life is happening and I can't keep up. Gahh I have no idea what to write anymore, the words just don't flow like they used to.

Some reasons why I've started to back away from blogging...
  1. My mental health. It's not great. I'm OK, really exhausted, though, just trying to conserve my energy for the things I need to do, like food shopping or clothes washing. 
  2. Real adult life. Like the food shopping and clothes washing, there's always so much that needs doing. I haven't had my car washed in months and it's freaking disgusting. It also needs the windscreen fixing after it chipped, and a new bumper after that deer decided to hop on my car. I still haven't called Autoglass repair, Autoglass replace... How do people do this?! Tell me! 
  3. I just don't enjoy it like I used to. I still enjoy parts of it, I love writing, I love taking photos of everyday life, and I love getting to know other bloggers. But trying to put it all together AND promote it, AND comment on others' blogs... I just don't know how to split my time. Not to mention the blogging community just isn't the same anymore, and if you're thinking "it's not the community, it's you" then you're probs one of the people excluding others and giving it a bad rep *insert sassy lady emoji here*.

All that means I have a lot less free time than I used to, and that free time is so precious. Blogging is a very solitary hobby and I'm surprisingly social for an anxious homebody. I want to spend my time playing Xbox or chatting with my partner or have a cuppa and a catch up with my mama, or a nice long soak in the bath. Running a blog can be a full-time job, and is a full-time job for many, or even a part-time job, but it's definitely not a job for me. It's a hobby so I spend time on it when I want to.
new nails | long weekend in Brum | pastel rain mac
new fave ear rings from Bhagat Jewels | new pastel jeans | all the converse
my new vintage creps | lights out for earth hour | a sunny day in Brighton

March was an OK month. I don't feel like I got much done, work was so full-on I was so shattered every evening and weekend I just needed to catch up on chores and rest. And now I'm ill so I'm trying to power rest before work tomorrow. I did do a bit more shopping... I mean, I'm earning now so why not!? AND I just got a raise soooo...imma treat myself some more!

I'm really into pastels again now its spring and I love mixing them with black and leopard print. I bought pastel jeans from ASOS which are waayy too big for me (fuck you Topshop for tricking me into thinking I'd gone up a size - no your jeans are just tiny!).

I also bought more vintage converse from Top Banana in Birmingham where they have shelves up to the ceiling surrounding a whole room full of converse. Dream. This is the second pair I've bought from there, now I have these leopard print and black ones and tye-dye ones.

I guess it wasn't such a bad month. I spent a long weekend in Birmingham, spent a day in Brighton, and read a lot of books. Here's to doing what I want, when I want.

Do you feel like the blogging community has changed?
How has your month been? 😊

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