Where in the world have I been?
There hasn’t been a new blog post in almost 2 weeks, and for that I sincerely apologize.
But lets get real for a minute.
Sometimes life happens, things don’t go as planned, and things get pushed to the back burner.
This is exactly what has happened over the last couple of weeks.
My son started his first year of preschool, and of course, immediately got sick. Then I caught it, and if you’ve ever been pregnant you know there isn’t much you can do when you get sick. So, I had to live with the head cold.
He was finally well enough to go back to school and mine sort of went away. Then, I was hit with a funk. Not a sick funk, but a life and creative funk. Almost like writers block, but with everything going on in my life.
I fell behind with my word count goals for the ChanceChallenge. (Still trying to get caught up). Started to think I was just wasting my time trying to pursue the dream of writing a book. Felt very much like a failure, especially reflecting on everything I’ve tried to do with my life. From cosmetology to photography. I’ve quit everything. That’s the only thing I’ve done consistently…quit.
So, what I needed was a much needed break. I needed to reevaluate things and get out of my own head. As a family, we went on a drive out into the country. I forced myself to get ready, hair and make up (which I don’t do that often anymore), and even put on clothes that weren’t sweatpants! Grabbed my camera, for the first time in over 3 months, and we loaded the truck and set off.
And can I just say I NEEDED THIS!
It was great! I felt like the real Sidnie again.
I cleared my mind of my doubts and removed all the pressure I had put on myself.
I’ve returned, slowly, to my writing. Something that I’m learning isn’t easy, but I have all the time in the world to learn this craft. I also started to plan my next series. And made the decision to start picking up my camera more. I’ve decided that I need to do things that make me happy and set my soul on fire.
I’ve been slowly getting back into the groove of things this week, only to be hit with the cold bug that’s been going around. So, right now I’m laying on my couch feeling like the dead. However, I’ve managed to get in some words for the ChanceChallenge today and am managing to get this blog post up.
So, please be patient with me as I try and shake this bug. I’m hoping to be back up and running by next week. I plan on making a posting schedule real soon. So, please…DON’T GIVE UP ON ME JUST YET!
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