I can only imagine what next semester is going to be like. You might've seen on Twitter that I'm saving up to graduate this December. Technically, I should be graduating May 2016, but I'm going to pull off graduating a year and a half early, thank goodness. But I have to bust my ass. I have to take three classes this summer, and then seven next semester. It sounds like a lot, but I'm taking six now so I know I can do it! The thought of being able to go live with DJ this year makes it all worth it.
But I definitely feel overwhelmed. I've accepted some really great opportunities lately in blog land, but on top of school and work, I'm starting to worry I might be taking on too much. I don't want the content on the blog to suffer from me being too busy, but by the time I get everything done that I need to for school and everything I feel like I have no time. I didn't have a post scheduled for today, so here I am rambling.
I love my blog, and I would never give it up, but sometimes I wonder why I stress myself out about it so much. Why do I have to post five times a day? Why does my content have to be amazing every day? Sure, it'll help my blog grow. But why do I care so much? This isn't my job. Its a hobby. A hobby that I only started six months ago. Sometimes I question why, as bloggers, we put up with the rude comments, the competition, and the stress that comes with our hobby. Sure, its rewarding. Blogging is amazing. The community is amazing. But do we take it too seriously sometimes?
I'm speaking for myself here, but I think I definitely do take it too seriously. I treat it more like a job than a hobby, and although I do make some money from it, I don't want it to be that way. I started the blog as a way to connect and to express myself, not as something that's going to stress me out and keep me up at night. I'm not saying I'm quitting my blog, I'm not saying that I'm going to stop sponsorships, I'm not saying that I'm only going to show up twice a week. All I'm saying is that I've started making blogging a priority over some things that really are more important. I'm just overwhelmed right now, and I need to find a way to balance school, work, and the blog.
Wow this post was a total rant and I really had no intention of writing a post like this today, ha! But I'd love to hear if you have any tips on finding that balance!
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