I had a different post that was slotted for today, but unfortunately, I don’t have the spoons to write it. Rather than post something half-assed, I decided I could do a little life update. I used to do these monthly for my patrons when I had a Patreon so I thought it would be fun to revisit this format for the blog! Maybe I’ll do these more often… We’ll see haha.
It’s that time of the year where I check in on all of the resolutions I made at the beginning of 2021! I like to do these mid-year refreshers to see what I need to continue working on and what is near accomplishment if it hasn’t already been completed. My recent haitus gave me a fresh perspective on my blog, YouTube channel, and my personal life. I’ve made great strides towards some of these resolutions, but others have fallen to the wayside (as they do sometimes), and that’s okay!
I am (mostly) back from my hiatus. I think this is the longest purposeful break I have had from my blog in recent years. While it was never something I wanted to do, it was very much needed. Most of the issues from my hiatus announcement post have been resolved or are at least more manageable now.
TW: Mentions of depression, disordered eating, weight gain/loss
Hello readers and fellow bloggers,
I regrettably will be taking the next month (or more) off from blogging. YouTube videos will be a bit sporadic when/if they do go up. There are several reasons for this, and in an effort to be transparent, I’ll go over what I can with you all.
Firstly, my mental health is not where I need it to be. Going on vacation felt like a great escape from current events but returning has made me feel even more depressed. This makes sense as we were put in a bubble of feeling “normal” and now that we’re back home and self-isolating again, things aren’t close to normal for us yet. I’ve been talking this over with my therapist, and I may be seeking a change in medication again with my doctor if I don’t get some relief soon. The depression is affecting my work and home life balance. Household chores, walking the dogs, etc. all seem to be too daunting to tackle, and I can’t muster the motivation to create or write either.
The last time I went on a proper vacation was back when Alec and I went on our Disney honeymoon in 2019. We have been overdue for some time away, but with the pandemic still going on, we had to pick somewhere that wasn’t full of people and didn’t require getting on an airplane. So we booked a cabin out in Tennessee that has amazing views, nature trails, and plenty of things to do that will help us continue to be safe and socially distant. I can’t wait to recharge and enjoy nature with my partner and our pups.
With that being said, the blog and my social media accounts will be taking a break while I enjoy my vacation with my family. I hope all of you are taking some time to rest and recharge as well as we continue to navigate through current events! I’ll see you when I’m back on May 5th!