First and foremost, happy December first. Happy holiday season. And, happy last month of 2020.
This post is to be the first in a series of 25 for Blogmas. Blogmas, for those of you who don’t know, is when I post a post everyday for the first 25 days of December. I joined mid-month last year, and it really kickstarted a year of growth for me.
I do want to talk about Blogmas and my perception towards blogging. I am beginning to experience blogger burnout.
In addition to blogging, I also work full-time. I also have other hobbies, such as reading, crocheting, and other crafts. And, I have adulting and family and friends.
I’ve been feeling overwhelmed a lot with balancing it all. However, it did dawn on me: I truly can’t do everything. There are only so many hours in the day, and there are so many things that I can do before I crash.
Therefore, I am realizing that I can’t do everything that I would like to. And, that’s okay.
Sure, it would be nice to read the amount of books that booktubers read, blog almost daily, and crochet all of the things. However, I just don’t have that luxury. And, lately, I’ve entered a reading slump as well.
So, instead of being so hard on myself, I am realizing that I can not do everything. I am not superwoman. I am simply a woman.
And, that’s okay.
As 2021 hits, I am working on creating a better balance with everything that I want to do. My main priorities will consist of work and my dog of course, but after that, I want to focus on enjoying everything more, and worrying about a goal less. And, part of that, was the realization that I truly can not do everything I would like to.
In terms of Blogmas, this means that I am going to try my best to get as many days posted as I can. If I can’t get them all, I’m going to not worry about it. At the end of the day, I would rather put out a post that is a quality read versus something that was whipped up.
And, that’s okay. If 2020 had taught us anything, it is to be gentle on ourselves and giving ourselves grace. This is me giving myself that some rights.