I started this blog almost two years ago and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I’ve loved researching new season trends and sharing my outfit ideas for working mums. I’ve learnt so many new skills through setting up and maintaining the technical side of the blog. I’ve got to work with some great fashion brands and I’ve made lots of new friends too – both online and in real life.
But this year it’s been a massive struggle to keep it all up. I just can’t produce regular blog posts and commit the time required to keep the blog going.
Life has changed and I’ve had to make some decisions about my work-life-blog balance. With one of my sons now at school, I’ve had to readjust my working hours and this means less time for blogging. At first I was unwilling to accept the fact. But this is MY thing. This is fun and interesting and it’s my one creative hobby! But then I realised that there will be time in the future when I have more time to pursue it. Now is not the time.
I need to be realistic this year. Mr 4 and Mr 5 need me a lot. They need me to be focussed and calm and present. The work-life-blog juggle was starting to cause more stress than fun so the time is right to take a break.
I will still be on Instagram (@beachstylemum) sharing outfit ideas regularly so please pop over and follow along if you’d like. I’m calling it a “blogging break” as I may be back in 2017. With both kids in school next year, I may be able to adjust the juggle and find more time for the blog.
Thank you for reading, commenting and following Beachstylemum. Look forward to seeing you over on Instagram.