So as you’ve probably noticed I’ve been kinda MIA for the past month, and well I’ve been a lot quieter this whole year than I have in previous years. I’ve been blogging for 4 years and my blog has seen me through a lot… graduating, being unemployed, depression, new relationships, new jobs, starting my MA, ending a relationship, loosing my grandad…no matter whats been going on in my life my blog has been here and I’ve always had it to fall back on.
This time last year I had a lot going on. I was working full time, just started a Masters part time and my Grandad was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and moved in with us. For 2 months I tried to juggle work, study, caring for my Grandad, being a girlfriend, blogging and just general life and it was such a massive struggle. By the time it got to the new year I was mentally exhausted.
Although I have been blogging this year it hasn’t been to the quality or quantity that it has been in previous years and it took 8 months before I finally sat down and thought about if I still wanted to do this. I had 2 months off from studying and the blog and just enjoyed my summer and my reading without having to worry about silly things like highlighting the best quotes or marking pages that I would need to write my review. I took all the pressure away and just read for the fun of it, and it was the best decision I could have made.
The past 2 weeks I’ve found myself starting to jot down notes for reviews again, and I have a whole page full of ideas for posts. I still feel passionate about blogging, and although I definitely needed the break I am not ready to stop yet.
So here I am!
I’m back with a clearer head but the same amount of passion and hopefully I can get Broc’s Bookcase back to where it was this time last year. So thanks to all those who have stuck with me whilst I stumbled through the last year, and to all those who left … you’ll be back soon!