Hey! Long time no talk. How are you?
I could have just come back with a regular blog post about fashion or make-up, but I wanted to chat about how I’ve been feeling recently and why I just stopped blogging/sharing as much on social media.
I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed recently. Obviously, with a baby on the way, there’s so much that needs to be bought, ordered, planned for, learnt and I just felt really scared. It feels like the weeks are slipping past me and it’s getting closer and closer to baby’s due date. And whilst I’m obviously incredibly excited to meet her, I’m also petrified and worried about all of the things I need to do/learn before she gets here!
It’s also coming up to the end of a school year which is always crazily busy with 30 reports to write, classrooms to tidy/sort, assessments to be done, lessons to plan… Also, because I’m not going back to school until next summer, I have even more organising to do as I won’t have another classroom to ‘move into’ at the end of this one!
I’ve also had midwife appointments, maternity forms to fill in (which are extremely complicated for no reason!) and just other general ‘life’ stuff that has overwhelmed me for no reason at the minute.
I’ve also been exhausted (third trimester tiredness is no joke!) and often come home from work to then collapse into a few-hours-worth nap on the sofa. Then it’s time for tea and bed! So I haven’t really had much time to do anything else except exist.
But I have really missed being creative, posting on Instagram and sharing (or over-sharing!) on here! It's a great hobby for me to take my mind off things I'm worried/anxious about, which I've definitely needed over the past few weeks. So I'm back! It's been really nice having this week off work (it's currently half term - my last half term holiday before the summer starts and baby arrives!) I've got loads of blog post ideas (and some posts even drafted!) saved in the notes app on my phone, so I'm going to start making my way through them when I have the time to sit and write. Thankfully, having this week off work has really helped me to rest, relax, get things organised (like baby's nursery!), write lots of lists of everything I need to do over the next few weeks, so hopefully I will have more time to dedicate to my blog and social media.
Let me know how you're all doing! What have you been up to? How do you navigate being consistent on your social media/blog when life just gets in the way? If you have any tips, I'd love to hear them!