if you haven’t noticed already, things have been a little quieter in this neck of the inter-webs lately. to be honest, the only true reason for me lack of posts is simply that I’m too tired. since moving into a full blown start up, publishing a book, and finishing school, my life has been consumed with work. it’s all good because I feel like I’m making some serious progress career wise, but honestly, by the time I get home, all I want to do is veg out and sleep. lame, I know. before I hit this wall, I was going going going nonstop. and I think that’s where I went wrong. I didn’t take the time to rest or stop or reassess things. then again, I didn’t really want to rest.
so am I burned out? probably not. I think I’m just exhausted. and if you’re like my husband, you’ve noticed the theme of posts lately surrounding rest. but hey, can you blame a girl for talking about what’s on her mind? nope. not here on the lily honey life at least. so now I’m sitting, forcing myself to really consider what to do to fully rest and let myself reset so that I can jump back into things. when I started out this year, I had a perfect plan for blog improvement. I had an editorial calendar, new social media channels, and a consistent posting schedule. save for a few times here and there, I’ve stayed aligned with those plans. but I forgot to schedule in rest, which is likely why I am where I am.
I think the most important thing that I’m learning from being exhausted is that it’s okay to rest up a bit. I do notice that some of my biggest fans seem surprised that I’m letting up, but I hope you understand. you see, I don’t want to be the person who churns out meaningless content week after week for mere consumption. I want this blog to be the living and breathing being of me, my colleagues, my friends, and all of you dear readers. I want this to be a place of sanity checks and healthy reminders, happiness and sadness when it needs to be. I want to be honest and upfront in every way so that no matter where you are in your day when you read this, you’ll know I’m having a heart to heart with you.
perhaps there’s a happy medium then to this madness. perhaps the key to keeping the quality high and the content interesting is more about idea flow and less about structure? don’t get me wrong, structure is a huge part of a good project – my wednesday column “stuff sophie says” is a perfect example of that. but outside of a strong set of bones is flexibility and flow, the ability to move with the wind and not against it. and that’s where I want this blog to go. stay tuned, I’ll be here, turning with the wind.