So far, I’ve only written 20 blog posts. You’re probably thinking, it’s a bit early to be taking a break.
A break is actually the opposite to what I should be doing. I need to be writing more than ever, posting on social media as much as possible, coming up with ideas to boost my profile and engaging with some of the amazing bloggers I follow. That’s what I should be doing if I want my blog to be a success.
Instead, you’ll probably hear very little from me over the next few weeks.
If you’re wondering, I’m not burnt out and I haven’t run out of content ideas. And no, I’m definitely not giving up on my blog.
But I am having a baby. At some point this week. As good at multi-tasking as I am, or like to think I am, I’m also a realist. Juggling a newborn, an almost-two-year-old and a house renovation won’t leave a lot of free time to dedicate to my blog.
When Max was born, I was so taken aback by how slow my recovery from the c-section was that those first few weeks of his life are a complete blur. None of it seemed real. I look back now at photos of Max when he was a few weeks old and the first month is a fog of frustration and pain.
I hardly remember the cuddles or the warm fuzzy feeling of holding a tiny new person. I just remember pain. A lot of pain. And watching endless episodes of Masterchef.
This time, what I want most of all is time. I want to enjoy time getting to know our new baby, having snuggles and encouraging Max in his role as big brother. It’s also his second birthday next week.
I don’t want to be posting on my laptop or browsing my phone when there will be two very little people needing my full attention.
So, writing blog posts and all that comes with it will be on the back-burner while we all adjust to life as a family of four. I have no idea how long it will take to adapt. Especially if I end up with a second c-section to recover from.
But family comes first. Then sleep, Masterchef and hopefully the energy to write a few blog posts.
I’m a self-confessed Instagram addict these days so I doubt I’ll be able to stay away too long. I’ll settle for sneaky peeks here and there.
I’ll be back on it all soon, I promise.
Until then, Happy Easter!
Love, Sara xx