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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An Explanation & Apology

I thought I owed this to you guys since I haven't posted since- what?- June? Ugh. I'm really sorry. Trust me. I am.

It's just that lately I haven't been motivated to create recipes, write blog posts, or do anything remotely related to blogging. I haven't even felt like working on my novel! *gasp!* I think there are several reasons why this could be. And they aren't excuses. In fact, they're the farthest things from excuses you can get.

Over the past couple months I've been struggling with anxiety/stress. It's gotten so bad that my stomach problems have started to return, plus some new unwelcome symptoms. I'm starting a new school in about two weeks, so I believe this is causing most of the anxiety. The funny thing is, the last time I switched schools the same thing happened- upset stomach, nausea, anxiousness, etc. So I have a feeling my physical problems are caused by self-inflicted stress more than anything else. My anxiety has taken over my life to the extent that it's affected the things I love to do most, which include, blogging, creating recipes, and creative writing. This is not good! But I'm not quite sure what to do about. Hopefully it'll go away once school starts.

The second reason I haven't felt like posting is that I'm not getting much feedback from you guys. As the author of the post, I want to know if you enjoyed the post, any thoughts you have, what else you might like to see from me, or basically just anything you have to say. I love hearing from you all! It gets a little lonely when you're just posting your thoughts out into the interweb without any sort of response. Like shouting down into the Grand Canyon expecting someone else to shout back, but all you hear is your own echo. It also seems kind of pointless for me to keep writing and creating these posts when no one appears to be paying any attention to them at all. I apologize about how whiny and childish this sounds, but it's just what I've been feeling.

Now to the apology.

I'm not happy that I haven't blogged in three weeks. Actually, I feel really guilty about it. So I think the best thing to do would be to apologize. I'm really sorry that I haven't blogged in so long. Hopefully once I get this anxiety under control and school starts I'll be able to do a little more blogging. And hopefully my energy for the things I love to do will be renewed and we can start fresh. Yup. I think that sounds good.

But for now I'm taking a break. I'll get back in the kitchen, spend some time thinking up posts, work on my food photography skills and just start pulling myself back together. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer and keep eating chocolate! ;)
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