On Change

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  September 9, 2014 — 8 Comments

I’ve mentioned a few times here that I’ve been in kind of a weird place lately. I’m not really sure what it’s all about. I’ve just been feeling really introspective and like I needed a change, but I wasn’t sure what. I’m still not really sure I have all the answers, but I’ve decided for now to just follow my heart. I haven’t been feeling as motivated to work on projects or blog posts and I’m giving myself permission to let that go a little bit. I started another part time job this week that will keep me pretty busy for a while and we’ve had issues with our internet lately, so it makes sense to slow down on blogging right now. I’m not saying that the blog is over, just that I need some time to figure out what I want. Writing here helped me through a difficult time in my life and I don’t want to abandon it just because I’m having a late-twenties crisis.

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Have any of you ever been through something similar, when you feel like something just isn’t quite right in your world? Or is it just me making life needlessly complicated? I do think that it might be time for me to find a new hobby. Blogging is not bringing me the joy it once did and has become a bit of a chore. I’m not quite ready to let it go, but I’m not holding on all that tightly either. We’ll see where this leads me.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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8 responses to On Change

  1. Do what makes you happy, since that’s all that really matters anyway! Take a break and think about it. I’ve followed a number of bloggers who have taken breaks, and after decided to either say goodbye and close, or became re-energized to only write when they were happy to do so. So I think either way, you are left with something you are happy with!

  2. I’ve been a lurker here so it may be strange for me to chime in now, but I wanted to say I think I know what you mean. For me, there are some creative hobbies that are richly healing and helpful to me. With these things I find that after a while I might slip into doing them in order to achieve, not just express. Personally I find it’s at that point they start to be less helpful – I tend towards perfection, I guess, which can be stressful. No idea whether this applies to you but I thought I’d share in case. I’m also sharing reluctantly as I really like reading your blog and if I was totally selfish would encourage you to keep writing lots! But really do what you need to do, and follow what brings you life!

  3. I feel ya! Do what’s best for you. I was feeling the same way a couple of years ago and then I found Jesus. It turns out that’s what I was missing. Now, no matter what I am facing professionally or personally, as long as I’m following Him, I feel joyous and full of purpose. I love your blog btw!

  4. I think we all feel that way now and then about things we’ve spent a lot of time on. I always feel rejuvenated when I give myself a complete change of scenery for a while. It makes me notice what I miss and what I don’t.

  5. Sounds like you need time off! I’ve definitely been there before (and have been drifting there more often it seems). I lessened my own expectations of myself (down to one post a week) and that helped.

    A break usually leaves me re-energized, but if you don’t miss projects or blogging, then move on. Life’s too short to spend time doing things that don’t make you happy!

  6. I’ve been in a “needing a change” place for a very long time, and am afraid I’m going to get stuck in it. I always think about the big changes, though; maybe what I need are some small ones to get me going! Many times, your introspection helps me figure some things out – so I do hope (selfishly) that you don’t abandon your blog completely, but do take the time you need or want to pursue other things or cut back on the posting. Certainly it takes much time and energy, and whatever you have already done has been greatly enjoyed and appreciated. It’s been great getting to know you!

  7. Not you too! YHL and you were on the same page yesterday and it was a bummer.. But understandable as well and we all know what it’s like to need a change or at least a break. Wishing you the best, whatever comes next and just want you know your voice in the blogosphere has been so refreshing:) Hugs.

  8. Bridget from Cali September 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I don’t recall how I even got started with your blog, but I have enjoyed reading your entries. There would be a lot of folks like myself that would miss hearing from you as well as hearing about your family. Although your faithful readers understand your feelings and will respect your decision. Life is a journey. It has been a pleasure to share a season of it with you and your family. God bless you.

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