I haven’t written a blog post in months. Not because I haven’t wanted to, I’ve just been really, really busy. It’s safe to say I lost my blogging mojo a bit, too. This time last year I would never have gone this long without writing a post, no matter what else I had going on. Lately, not so much.
I quit my job in April and started a new one at the beginning of May. Whilst it’s more fun, it’s a lot busier and more stressful and trying to balance this whilst keeping myself looked after can be difficult. Most of my free time now is spent in self-care mode and to be really honest, I just haven’t had the energy to sit and think properly about blog content. Mix writer’s block with very little time and here we are. But actually, with all this in mind, I’m doing really well.
I won Lifestyle Blogger of the Year at the Blogosphere Blog Awards in June. I got a promotion in August and work is going well. It’s fun and buzzy and provides opportunities for creativity (and lots of social media, woo), and in September, my childhood dream came true. I don’t feel completely ready to share this in its entirety yet but six year old Hannah would be pretty darn proud and that’s a cool feeling.
I feel sad about having not written a post in what feels like years, but I’m happy with my life right now and I’m spending time looking after myself and building up my career in many ways. It’s not selfish to focus on yourself. This is your life and you should live it how you want to, not relying on other people to create your happiness. Create your own happiness.
Sadly though this period of my life has meant the end of my beloved #TalkMH. It has been wonderful and inspiring and emotional over the past year but, girl gotta do what she’s gotta do. This is such an important time in my life and I’m working so hard to turn my life into everything I want it to be, career and all. I’m at a place now in which I desperately want to start blogging again alongside everything else, and I’m doing my best to squeeze bits in here and there and spending car journeys and dinnertimes coming up with ideas, so I will be back.
I never thought I’d become this kind of person. A workaholic, a career-minded fireball who won’t take any shit. This I what I’ve wanted to be. I wanted to be someone who knows her stuff, where she’s going and what she’s about. I’m getting there, and I’m determined that there will be a lot to show for it.
Your life is what you make it; make your dreams come true.