I am sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been conspicuously quiet on the blog the last few weeks. There was a death in our family which prompted me to make a last minute flight back to Canada. I’ve been home ever since, spending time with the people I love the most. But even before that, I’ve been struggling with time management, especially the last few months when work had gotten increasingly busy. That’s one of the challenges of being a part time travel blogger while holding down a full time job. Juggling work, traveling, and writing can be tough at times, particularly when I continue to fall behind on my posts.
Friends had warned me before I started, that blogging takes dedication and a lot of time investment and I totally agree. Yet, even when I am stressed out and struggling to get past my writer’s block, I still find myself enjoying recounting my travel adventures. I love having a creative outlet and the positive feedback I get from it. I love sharing my photographs and stories. It’s one of those left brain/right brain things, where I mostly use my left brain at work and I am constantly trying to find ways to stimulate my right brain at home. Writing and photographing makes me feel more rounded and happier.
What I DON’T love is all the stress I’ve created for myself. When I start something I tend to throw myself at it head first. As I’ve learned in the past few months, that is probably not the best way to do things in the long run. So bare with me as I figure out a time schedule that doesn’t involve me pulling out my hair. Going forward, I will try to write at least one new post a week and of course the Photo of the Week every Monday. I’ll be back to the Big Apple next week and continue my posts on Vienna.
I am going to end with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt – “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”