i need balance

I should really be doing homework right now, but there's really no better time to blog, right? I'm an expert procrastinator and I hate it sometimes. I feel like I've been so busy lately and I haven't had time to just sit down and get stuff done. When I'm at work (I'm a nanny), the baby is always so fussy that I can't get anything done. Literally nothing. When I get home I'm too tired to do anything except what's due the next day. When I get home from class I'm exhausted and the last thing I want to think about is homework. I really need more time in the day.

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!

PS if you havent heard this song you're missing out because its so good and I'm obsessed right now

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  1. I've seen so many posts like this. I probably don't have much to offer in the way of advice because I'm not a big blogger, nor do I have any money coming in from my blog, but my biggest thing is we as bloggers aren't obligated to our readers. It sounds harsh, but we're not. Our readers aren't paying us every two weeks to come up with blog content so they can read it. We aren't obligated to post five days a week. You don't HAVE to do anything! Most other bloggers have full time lives going on too so we know this! Don't beat yourself up about it and if you want blogging to be your priority, then there's nothing wrong with that if that's what you want! If you have no time for blogging, then it is what it is and there's nothing to worry about! We bloggers worry about everything don't we?! You'll get a schedule worked out and you'll figure out how your blog will fit into your busy life =)

  2. I took a day off from posting today to get caught up after being on a mini-vacation. i ended up reading blogs and comments so I could stay on top of it then realized I am on vacation!! I need to enjoy it. Needless to say I can totally relate. Sometimes you just need a day off too.

  3. Dude. There's something in the water because I've been feeling the EXACT same way lately!!!! I feel like I've become far too invested in blogging. I don't plan on quitting either... but I shouldn't lay awake at night because I don't have a post ready for the next day either. It's tough to find that happy medium.

  4. Oh GOD I feel the same way too!!!! If you find any tips, let me know because this girl is #stressed!

  5. I know EXACTLY how you feel! It's tough to find that balance!

  6. Super hard to find the balance and graduating a year and a half early?!?!?!?!?! You are A BEAST!!!!