Having been pretty absent over the last few months I am finally back. I fully accept that I’ve been totally rubbish in the way of blogging recently but I needed to come away from it for a bit. I didn’t have an official ‘break’ – I’ve still been on social media etc. – but I needed to figure a few things out. I think it’s very important to remember why you started blogging in the first place and I felt that I needed to remind myself of this a bit. Also, I had very little inspiration and various other things going on in my life, so it became quite difficult to write regularly. I’m glad I took some time out because I learnt quite a bit but wow, it’s good to be back.
I tried to take some pressure off myself in the sense that if I don’t get a post done, or I don’t have as many ideas as I used to, is it really the end of the world? In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter? Doing this enabled me to think about the content rather than just posting because I haven’t written anything for a while. But at the same time, having a bit of time away from Little Thoughts made me realise how much I do love it. My blog is my baby. And from this I have learnt that really, the only way I will be happy in my career is if it’s in blogging. I don’t want to do anything else. My blog is no longer a weekend hobby, it’s a career dream.
Upon this realisation I started to think about the reason I started blogging. I started blogging to provide myself with a creative outlet, help my anxiety, and help other people who also suffer with mental illnesses. *Cue lightbulb moment*
So – I am really excited about this – on 25th August I will be launching a brand new Twitter chat for people affected by mental illness (is that meant to be effect or affect? Don’t judge me). I have been promoting the chat on social media and the response has been absolutely incredible. I have chats booked for the rest of this year with no more available hosting slots until mid January and it’s safe to say I’m completely delighted with the overall reaction to this. The support has been bigger than I ever imagined and I can’t wait to get started. So if you fancy getting involved, the first #TalkMH chat will be taking place on Thursday 25th August at 8.30pm hosted by moi. I would love to see you there.