Hey, what's up...hello (1738). If you haven't forgotten me I just wanted to drop by and say hi. As you probably noticed I didn't post this week. Normally I like to post 4-5 times per week, not only to provide my readers with content to read and build my blog, but I honestly enjoy creating content to share with you all.
This week however, my heart just wasn't into it. It could be that work has been busy, I handed in a big project earlier this week which will relieve some pressure (hopefully) and it's looking like things might start slowing down again, but I'm still traveling to NYC during the weeks, which makes my time at home on the weekends precious. Also, as the weather warms up there's more and more social obligations to attend. I'm actually writing this after attending a networking event in Midtown tonight, which was a great time to get to meet some other young professionals in my industry. Earlier this week I had a team dinner at this amazing Korean BBQ place in Koreatown (Don's Bogam for those of you in NYC who are interested) and I grabbed dinner with my roommate from college earlier this week. All of this with a work schedule, and a pretty intense gym schedule (I'm still working on my March 2016 goals, progress report should be up on the blog next week along with my monthly wardrobe budget post). Not that I'm complaining, I just made the conscious decision to not post if I wasn't feeling inspired.
And I feel like that's ok. It's so easy for bloggers to get caught up with checklists and quota in order to make sure their blog is successful, but I think the biggest way to become successful, what you need to do before you do anything else, is to make sure you enjoy your content. Make sure you're publishing something you'd want to read yourself. Because, if you don't care who else will?
That being said, I'm starting to feel inspired again and I think this mini-break from blogging, and allowing myself to not post without feeling bad about it, allowed me to mentally and creatively recharge. I'm excited to create some content, interact with other bloggers, and jump back into the pool.
I hope you guys stayed with me through that ramble, and I hope you're still reading and excited about what I have coming up soon (including a really awesome giveaway which you won't want to miss). I hope everyone's Friday is also amazing! Yay weekend!
Have you ever needed a break? Did you feel ok allowing yourself to take one? I'd love to hear what other bloggers have to say about this!