Hi everyone. It's been a while.
I know I've been a little MIA (okay...a lot), and I feel like I owe you an explanation. For my creative friends, you all know that getting burnt out is extremely easy. Especially if you have a million ideas running through your head every day, and you don't fuel them or steward them. On top of that, life happens. And the hard part about it is is that the world doesn't wait for you when it feels like your world has come to a complete stop. When it doesn't make sense, when it feels like every single piece of normality is falling around you.
So to sum it up, life hit me like a ton of bricks, and suddenly my motivation and energy to create or do anything deteriorated. I stopped posting to social media, I stopped writing completely; I just stopped. Because it took every ounce of energy I had left just get out of bed and take care of myself. So then to have all these ideas and dreams, whether they be business oriented or not, and not be able to take care of them or myself was hard. Because your fuel is being funneled to other areas of life.
The world has us believing that we have to keep going and going with no time for air if we want to be successful. It's just not how it works. I full on support working hard. Achieved goals don't happen overnight. But when you have no drive to take of yourself while ALSO working hard, getting burnt out is closer than you think. Sometimes it's okay to sit in bed all day and do nothing. Sometimes it's okay to take a 2 month break from social media and your business because your heart hurts. Its okay.
So I'm here to tell you, as someone who's been doing just that for two months, that it's okay to take breaks from life and focus on you. That that's how it's supposed to be. Someone once told me that if I couldn't find my worth on my own, where it didn't depend on other people's opinions or how talented I was or how tainted my past is, that I'd find my relationships and life crumbling before my eyes. So I'm taking a break to do just that. I find myself still fighting for motivation. But I'm getting there. It may be an extremely slow process, but I'll get there eventually.
Just remember that you're important and that breaks are okay. I love you all. Thank you for staying by me. I promise I'm doing my best to stay connected, and I'm working on some things that I know I promised a long time ago. Thank you for sticking with me though it. We're going to be okay:)