It’s hard to believe another month has come and gone. Here we are, in the middle of our summer! Imagine…
In the spring, when winter is finally beginning to give way to warmer weather, I find myself longing for the hot summer days of July. The kids are out of school, there’s not really a schedule, everything is free and easy.
As July rounds into August, the wheel turns and reality steps in. The days get shorter and cooler, and school is just around the corner. Summer is coming to a fast close.
Here in Nova Scotia, there is a distinct shift in the weather come the end of August beginning of September. Crisp, cool mornings, early sunsets, and the leaves begin changing.
I do love fall, but I can’t help but feel a bit sad to see lovely summer leave for another year.
I’ve been a bit slower at posting these days. I’ve been spending more time with family, quietly reading and working on my novel. I love creating blog posts and visiting other blogs, but I’ve found that I’ve had to step back and look at how much of my time this takes out of my day.
A single post, award or tag takes me over 3 hours. Is this normal? I feel like other bloggers can read a book in a few hours and write up a review lickity split! It’s hard to keep up with the Jones’s, ya know!
I have depression and anxiety. If I have a few stress-free days, I can get along quite fine. I seem relatively normal. Outside of that, even a minor stressor can make my anxiety can go haywire and I’m “off” for days. It’s difficult to concentrate and focus, my memory is embarrassingly awful.
So, I’ve been taking it easy on the blog. I’ve been trying to be as stress free as possible. I started a yoga program, and I’ve gotten myself back on schedule with waking early and getting out for a walk.
I hope to make progress on my novel. It’s incredibly slow going, by the way. I keep rewriting the same pages!
I also hope to start making progress on the wonderful awards and tags I’ve received! Phew! Lots of blogging love, and I will get to them, I promise!
Do you have days when it’s hard to do it all? When you just can’t blog as much as you’d like?
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