I've been just a tiny bit MIA here on the blog this week, I know.
At first I was stressing a little bit about it. For some reason, I was having some technical difficulties with publishing my posts, so I just didn't publish them. I normally have a post almost every single day of the week (weekdays anyway), so it was irritating. I've also had some other issues on my mind lately. Some issues with business stuff, some personal stuff...Sometimes life gets in the way - of everything. With all this other "stuff" on my mind, worrying about the blog and the editorial calendar is was just extra-added stress. Taking a step back for a time-out is highly needed when you're starting to feel overwhelmed.
After a little bit of thought, I decided...Hey, it's summer. I'm allowed to unplug. I'm allowed to NOT be online (and this is really hard to say, since our family business is mostly online!). I'm allowed to spend some extra time with the kiddos, instead of being on the computer. I'm allowed to take a break. Why not?
I've never been one to stick to my editorial schedule very much anyway, because I like to be flexible. My blog isn't fully monetized yet either, which really allows for flexibility, because I have no hard deadlines to meet. So I asked myself, "It's OK to be absent from the blog and from the online world sometimes, right?" And the answer to that is - most definitely, YES.
Worrying about things comes naturally to us, but it's good to be able to let go of it. And the truth is, I've enjoyed being unplugged. Although blogging has become quite a passion of mine, it's been pretty fun not worrying about it these past few days. I've been unplugged from the blogosphere, [most] social media, and even from our Etsy shop. I know I'll have lots of catching up to do when I plug back in completely, but it's totally worth it!
So, my words for you today: Let your worries go! Enjoy your summer. =0)
Even if it's just for a day or two. It feels good to unplug and have no worries for a little bit. You'll see...
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