It’s 1 AM now and I am writing to you from the kitchen table. I wanted to share about my secret obsession, but I can’t. I haven’t even written half of it and I have already been drained. “No more power“, said the brain, so I stopped and I am not happy. I need to take the annual blogging break.
I am not happy about not writing and I am not happy that there are other blog related projects that have been either postponed and overlooked* because I am running with schedule while playing catch up. Or like today, I was supposed to write a travel post, and I only started to write this morning while commuting to work. Gaah.. I don’t like this. I love writing, but writing with deadline stresses me out! And writing after a long day at work? It makes me unhappy.
I want to be prepared. I like the feeling of being prepared. On the contrary, I also want to live spontaneously without falling behind my hobby-cum-commitment to blog. So I decide to write earlier and schedule my posts. If you remember my previous post, I tried to do it before, but I failed, mostly because the meaning of discipline is still foreign to me it. This time, I am thinking of allocating a set time and hours daily to write, either it’s on this blog or my journal, as long as I write. That would be my weekly wishes for the rest of the month.
Still deciding on what time and how long should I clock in, it mus be something doable daily, after all I need to share this hobby with money earning, people loving, Scandal watching and internet stalking Mindy Kaling; aaand for me to start this advance posts habit I need to take a blog break. I remember thinking “Whoa, I could never do that, I love writing too much!”, when Natasha told me she was going to take a blog break last December. Look at me now, sitting on the kitchen with half baked draft (figuratively) and eating my own words (figuratively) while drinking a cup of coffee (not figuratively).
I want to tell you, the good karma earning Foreign Geek reader; there won’t be any more post for this month. I will be back in May with full force.
*Speaking of an overlooked post. I participated in Mug O’ Comfort Swap last month and I received my package earlier this month. My partner is Bernadette of The Bumbling Bookworm, a lawyer and lit geek from Australia (I kept picturing Ally McBeal with Australian accent when I read her posts).
Bernadette sent me travel themed package. I fall in love with the mug instantly, it has passport stamps of different countries printed on it. Thank you Bernadette for putting so much thought into it. I really, really love it. It’s also a nice surprise to get a postcard from the Scatter Love Project. I have been ogling at for some time, it was a joy to receive it in the mail. Book lovers, check out Bernadette’s blog. She writes kick ass posts, my personal favorite is her Super Six Sunday posts. For the rest of the month I’ll be drinking tea/cider/coffee from the awesome mug and preparing my advance posts.
Well, isn’t this a long post for someone who claimed not to able to muster any more brain power?
Before I hibernate for the rest of April, I also want to share that I have been listening to Gala darling’s Love & Sequin Blogging 101 podcast recently and let me tell you I’m empowered+inspired. I have a couple of new ideas to implement including interviewing awesome people who are awesome for being awesome. I also will be clearing half of my closet this month and let go everything that I don’t wear for the past six months, I plan to share the separation anxiety and process with you. There will be another giveaway as well, which I have been meaning to do since January but never got a chance to post it here. Oops!
Okay, now I’m done. See you on May coffee cups, stay subscribed!