Have you ever dated someone (or heard this story from a friend) for a period of time, and they broke up with you claiming, “they didn’t have time to date” at that moment. Come to find out you hear about them seriously dating someone two months later…
It’s not that they didn’t actually have time to date…they just didn’t want to make time to date YOU.
But this blog post is not about dating…it’s about this blog. And making time vs. having time to work on it.
The fact is becoming very clear to me. I’m far less inclined to want to make time for this blog anymore. Not that I won’t ever, but it’s dropping way down my priority list.
I work very hard at my full time job. I love it, but the one tiny thing that freelancing did bring was flexibility in my schedule. I would often do laundry at the laundromat and go grocery shopping mid week. I would also exercise at my preferred time (somewhere between 8-10 am).
Now I definitely have smaller windows of time to do exercise, and because exercise takes precedence either before or after work, laundry and grocery shopping are pushed to the weekends.
Not complaining, but because health is a priority and laundry is, well, a necessary evil, blogging gets pushed way down the list.
Of course there is other time as well. I mean, I am finding time to write this on a Sunday afternoon, but only because I felt inclined to write.
I’ve been making that deal with myself. Only write if it still feels like an enjoyable hobby and I have something to say, not when it feels like any sort of obligation.
I think overall my blog served its purpose. It in essence led me to my current job, which I love and get to combine personal finance and video. I’m making a good living and I’m keeping my expenses low and planning for future things that are really important to me, like travel.
I thought, very briefly, about selling my blog. I even asked J Money about it. But even when I hit send I knew in my heart of hearts that I probably would never go that route. I spent way too many years trying to make this blog as authentic as possible, and we all know what happens when you sell your blog: it becomes a soulless content farm. I don’t want that to be my blog legacy. Plus I can come back to this any time I want when it’s again, fun!
Time is really important to me. It feels good to feel like I have enough where I don’t have to work long hours and millions of side hustles to survive. That makes me very happy.
I want to spend my time on my health, fitness, building good relationships, travel, and saving for my future. Okay, and maybe thrown in a cheapy massage every several months or so…
Anyway, I felt like I owe you all an explanation of why I may be posting less frequently here. I hate when bloggers fade off into the sunset without any good-bye or reason.
I’ll still keep posting, and will definitely post my monthly reviews where I always have a lot to say. So this is just a, “I’ll see ya when I see ya” post instead of good-bye! 🙂