Maybe you have and maybe you haven’t noticed, but recently my blog has been pretty silent. I did post a post here and there, but I wasn’t as consistent as I used to be. For those of you who care I have good news: I am back and I’m back for good. I have missed blogging a lot but there have been a couple of things going on which lead to me not blogging. In today’s post I’ll explain what has been going on the last couple of months and why I was gone and what my plans are for the future. If you happen to be interested in reading about all that, you are more than welcome to do so. Just continue reading!
School has been hectic
Let’s start off by saying that school has been really hectic throughout the entire year. I’m on summer break right now (and I couldn’t be more happy about that) but especially the last 3 months of the school year were extreme. I did a minor in a different city, Heerlen, which took about 2.5 hours to get there. I had days that started at 9 o’ clock in the morning and ended at 5:30. After that I still had to travel home. I think you can imagine how exhausting that can be if you’re not used to something like that.
In addition to that the course was way more difficult than I had expected and that I’m used to. I had to do a ton of work outside of school in order to keep up and all together it was just taking away all of my energy (by the way, I did end the course with an 8.5 and 8!).
And if that wasn’t enough to keep me tired all of the time, I also worked the entire weekend every single weekend. Normally I did my blogging on the weekends, but after working 15 hours in 2 days after a week of school I just couldn’t do it anymore. So well, that played a big part in me not blogging for a while.
Aside from that I also lost interest in blogging for a bit just because I’m way too perfectionistic and I wasn’t happy with what I was posting. I hated the pictures I took, I thought they were terrible looking and I didn’t like the content I put out in general. All of those things together made me resent blogging a little bit. It felt like it was more like something I must do instead of a hobby which I enjoyed doing. I started to not enjoy the things I had to do in order to put out a post, like I started to hate taking pictures. I didn’t like editting them at all and I also started to like writing a lot less than I used to.
Of course the exhaustment and stress played a big role in me not liking those things anymore, but also because I didn’t see the importance in taking a little time to spend quality time on my hobby’s. I found it a waste of time and preferred spending too much time on school stuff. Thanks to a lot of thinking I finally came to my senses and realised how important it is to spend proper time on hobby’s and that this is definitely not a waste of time!
At the beginning of my vacation my boyfriend gifted me an online course for photography lessons. I used to love taking pictures and I really hated that I lost touch on that subject. Doing this course made me realise how much fun photography is and how much I used to like it. I’ve been spending a lot of time on the course, experimenting with taking pictures for my blog and it has made me a very, very happy little girl.
So, expect better quality pictures when you’re visiting my blog the upcoming time. It can happen that some pictures are still from the old quality because I made them a long time ago, but I’ll make sure that most of the pictures in my upcoming post will be fresh and high-quality. I’m really enjoying the photography part of blogging again and I’m very happy about that!
More quality content
Overall you can expect more quality content. Because of the stress the last couple of months the posts that I wrote weren’t very well written post. I worked way too quick and it was more about quantity than quality. From now on I will spend more time on them, plan everything better and if there happens to be a week where I don’t have time, I’ll prefer not putting out anything than putting out a crappy post.
Anyway, I’m back and you can expect daily posts again. If my upcoming school year is going to be as hectic as this one I might post bi-weekly in those periods of time, but I don’t expect that to be honest. I love blogging way too much!
And with that being said I think it’s time to end today’s post. I hope that you liked reading a more personal post. I never really do these kinds of things hihi. Anyway, be sure to let me know what you would like to see on my blog in the near future and I’ll definitely work on that!