It’s exactly three months since I took a break from this little blog. At times I bloody loved the freedom of not having to post twice a week, it had definitely begun to feel like a chore. I guess that tends to happen when you write for a living. But then this other weird feeling crept in. I’d take a photo and think ‘that would look great on the blog’. I’d go to an event and a blog post would form in my head and then I’d have to mentally squash up the paper and throw it in the bin.
But there were still things I didn’t miss. I used set myself daily reminders to tweet, instagram, pinterest and to comment on another blog. Social media doesn’t come naturally to an introvert like me. I didn’t miss taking flat lays which always looked rubbish. I didn’t miss reading someone else’s blog and wishing mine looked like that – I enjoyed just reading and leaving. No pressure.
So I thought maybe there was a way I could come back and not have to do those things, could that be possible? And then sat on a beach on the island of Hvar in Croatia, I took the leap and wrote this post. I’d just gone paddle boarding for the first time and remembered what it felt like to enjoy trying something new for absolutely no reason. No pressure.
So I’m back. But this time I’m taking it easy. I nearly went into my excuses (‘you see I work long hours, I commute a long way, blah, blah’ – you don’t care.) Posts whenever I feel like it – hopefully a few times a week but no set days. Tweets, instagrams, comments when I have something interesting to say/photograph. Shorter posts – mine were turning into essays. No set themes or solid plans – I’ll blog about whatever I want, whenever I want. More of me. And for god’s sake I’m going to stop beating myself up over taking a good photo for the top of each post. Who knows I might even get better on the way.
Now I’m going to shut up before I break that rule about going on for too long. Thanks for bearing with me, it feels good to be back.