On Losing My Way In The Blogging World..
I lost my way when it comes to blogging. I’m not afraid to admit that right now. When I discovered I had lost my job a few months ago – merely weeks after announcing my pregnancy – I panicked and immediately began cultivating sponsored opportunities to help us cope with the potential damaging loss of my wages.
for job interview after job interview – each of them coming back negatively. In fact, one job kept me waiting over a week for a letter in the post telling me I hadn’t been successful after telling me they’d be in touch over 5 days earlier by phone. Everything felt a little bleak.
I was finishing my contract at a job I adored with no way of staying, and getting doors closed in my face each and every time that I tried to claw my way out of the hole. I remember speaking with a colleague and reminding myself “when one door closes, another opens – when it doesn’t, it isn’t your door”.
Even Pinterest worthy quotes weren’t helping me, really. Every day was a chore, having to smile for people (my friends, who weren’t to blame for anything so I couldn’t begrudge them a smile) and keep on chipping away at the wall of unemployment facing me.
Last week, I managed to secure something. I can’t explain the relief, the pure unadulterated relief that I felt – not just for me, but for Mike and our little one too. Because of that, I felt I could sit back and study the opportunities hitting my inbox from a different perspective – I didn’t have to take that post, if I didn’t need to.. We were going to be okay. I don’t have to look at the payback I was going to get, over the actual relevance of the post anymore.
I do apologise for the last few months, and I want to reassure you that I may have wandered off of the blogging path – but my feet are firmly planted back on the path for the right reasons now, and this blog will begin to blossom once more.
Thank you for your patience,