On Hiatus and Directions

As you might have noticed I haven’t been posting very much recently. Life’s gotten pretty busy recently, but we all know that isn’t an adequate excuse. It’s easy to fall into a routine just to fall out of it again as soon as the flu hits. But that isn’t it.

Let me preface what I’m about to say with: I love writing. I really do. But recently it’s begun to feel like a chore and I’ve had to step back and wonder why. Right now I’m in the midst of job applications and I realize that between my current job and this blog I’m just not reaching my full potential. The work that I do just doesn’t seem meaningful. I don’t feel like it really impacts people. Yes, I love my movie reviews and Starbucks articles – and I’m not saying I’m going to quit doing that entirely. But I need to stick to the tagline of my blog “What I’ve learned lately”. In the coming weeks I want to challenge myself to shift the focus of this blog a little. So I hope that you will be patient with me as I use this blog as my work-space and playground.

On another note, I’ve mentioned once or twice that I’ve been working on a novel. I recently had a good friend of mine beta it. And yes, she (with love and kindness) ripped me a new one. Letting someone read your work is like bearing your soul to them, it’s incredibly vulnerable and really quite painful. But I had to do it. If I ever want to improve in my writing that’s what I have to do. But since then I’ve been very discouraged. It’s one thing to sound awesome in your own head, it’s another to actually hear what you’ve written and realize you really aren’t all that good. So I’m going to try to get back on my feet again. I know it will take time, but it’s something I know I need to do.

Thank you for all your patience ❤

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