Press play. Sound the Alarm. I’m back. Back to blogging that is…
While several opportunities knocked elsewhere, I took a blogging hiatus as I came to the realization that my workload was too much. Taking a digital detox was the perfect medicine to quieting down the technological noise but as a result my posts were sent adrift.
As a passionate creative, dedicated to media, TV, design and news the daily infusion and barrage of poplar culture, current events, updates and information became manic. Looking back, I should have seen it coming. The roller coaster ride, as fun as it was, during my years in London, produced hectic days, sleepless nights formed from exhausting schedules comprised of juggling freelance contracts, various creative endeavours, events. Probably a little of my own doing, coupled with life stress and adult-size dilemmas. While I was still inspired to blog and create content it was becoming more and more difficult to find the time to post. Granted I did not realize I had taken a break straight away, sorry… As my overwhelming intentions fell to the wayside, daily life just sorta crept in as did the guilt.
So what did I do?
The last part of 2013, shortly after our SMW London Event I abandoned my cell phone (well, most of the time), social media links, tablet and all computer chatter, as I embarked on escapades to the seaside, jaunts to several towns and cities while Sam thankfully held the reigns and fort at TxS virtual HQ (Merci !).
Now, you may not know this about me but I cant stay still. R-e-l-a-x-i-n-g is not in my vocabulary, just ask Sam. “Cant’ stop, won’t stop” the motto we’ve been humming for the last couple of years had to go on one long pause. Getting the blog mojo and time back involved simplifying my life, prioritizing, unplugging, organizing, refocusing, lightening our load, learning to say no, and creating some space to reground and reconnect with our beloved blog. It is a process and I am still working on it — finding balance cutting out the perfectionism and just getting to work.
The Good News
It was all well worth it. We decided to focus on the blog in different and new ways and as always we are grateful for the ever-growing online support from our steadfast, global readers.
And interestingly, during my time out, I was flooded with ideas, features, projects, collaborations and original content that we hope to share with you this year. 2014 has brought about a shift that feels like a breath of fresh air that is both liberating and scary at the same time. Even now as I happily tap away, I cannot wait to recount our adventures (as well as Little Miss X’s), fabulous finds and what’s under our radar.
We are back on track for 2014, doing it our way… Ready to jump in with us?