Hi my loves. I am back. The last two weeks have been very stressful, emotional and exhausting. 14 days in a roller coaster. I wasn’t my true self, I was exhausted, maybe even a little depressed or better say, very close to my tears. The pressure was on. The creativity was gone.
I didn’t exactly intend to take a break from blogging and all other fun activities I love doing, but my exams kind of forced me to do so. Two of them were scheduled with only a couple of days in between and on top of that I had to hug my bf goodbye, since he will spend the next two months in Norway for work (I am no good in saying goodbye, but I am getting better : ) – see HERE) . So I did, what I had to do: I cleared all “unimportant” appointments and focused on the most important thing – my exams, of which not both were a success.
Apart from “clearing my schedule”, I also packed my bags on Friday to travel to my family to celebrate a friends wedding (more about that in a couple of days – get ready for some beautiful wedding decor!). There, I finally had the break that I needed so much. I wouldn’t be me, if I wouldn’t have spend hours thinking, refreshing, writing and planning. And no better place to do so than in the train, or what do you think?
Well, now, 14 days later I can honestly say that I was in need for a couple of days off to. Take a break – start fresh! Exactly what I did. The tears are gone, the hair got short (finally after 6 months I made it to the hair dresser), the mood went up, new plans were made and a lot of ideas were scribbled down. I refreshed.
One of my new ideas is to integrate breaks in my daily life. I am just not so sure how to do that and how to form that break. So I thought I ask you, my amazing readers – I am so happy and grateful that you are there! – do you agree with Take a break – start fresh? Did you find ways to integrate these times in your daily life? I was thinking about setting specific times to “think” – about my goals in life, the upcoming weeks and reflecting what has happened the weeks/days before.
I am super happy to be back with writing&blogging and excited about what’s to come. I hope you are all doing well!
P.S. Just now, after writing this, I remembered THIS post I wrote back in April. It seems I was in a very similar situation back then – lot’s of pressure, comparing myself with others and not listening to my Inner Me. I actually got inspired by my own words right now. Funny.