(I just love this saying too much not to share)
Whenever I have let a significant amount of time lapse between blog posts, I always feel the need to explain myself. It's so much easier to make excuses rather than just admit the truth. The truth is, I'm not wonderful at making myself a priority. I've started to notice that when I do make time for the things I want to do (writing blog posts, crafting, painting, etc.) I feel guilty. It's something I'm sure a lot of women struggle with, and though I don't have a husband or children, I do have a boyfriend and pets that I like to take care of and shower with love and affection.
What I need to realize (and you do too, if you're struggling with this) is that I'm such a better version of myself when I choose to make time for myself. I'm happier, and I feel much more at peace when I make myself a priority. This doesn't mean that I have to ignore the boyfriend or the fur babies, because truthfully, sometimes all I really want (and need) is to snuggle on the couch with all of them. It just means that it's also OK for me to go to the other room to work on a blog post, or to start a new painting.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and if it's something you struggle with as well.