Work-Life Balance

I haven’t posted in 16 days even though 16 days ago I said I was back from my hiatus. As it turns out, I wasn’t.

Work-life balance is a new thing for me to struggle with. Mainly the “balance” part. I’m one of those people who tends to be all in or all out. Right now, as you might have guessed, I’m all out on the work scene. Of course, I’m all in at my 9-5 (bills to pay and all that), but I’ve been neglecting my writing. Not just the blog and the social media presence but actually writing.

Originally, I thought my creative well was dry, but that’s not necessarily it. I’ve done a lot of writing, but it’s been of the journal variety mostly. My mental health hasn’t been good the last month or so (a guy may or may not be involved in some of this), but I’ve also been trying to create relationships with some new friends. For an introvert, that takes a lot of time and emotional energy. Time and energy I would usually devote to writing and/or revising.

I feel a bit lost on my journey. A bit listless. Unfortunately, The King’s Blade didn’t find its way into Pitch Wars and though I was hopeful that if it did, it might put some fire back under my ass, maybe it’s for the best. Maybe I needed a break more than I thought. Maybe I’m not ready to come back. Maybe I need to remember there’s more to life than pumping out books and hiding in my messy apartment and trying to live through my characters. Maybe I need to remember I have to live through myself first to truly breathe life into the characters I create.

Or maybe I’m just making excuses for my lack of get up and go.

Either way, one thing is for sure: This journey ain’t getting any easier.

Work-life balance anyone? Sound off in the comments.

❤ Always,

Aimee

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2 thoughts on “Work-Life Balance

  1. I’m sorry you’re going through a rough patch. I had one a few months ago with my writing and needed time off. Nothing wrong with taking a break. Working full time and being a writer is difficult. I think you’ve accomplished quite a bit and I look up to you for going after your goals. You’re also one of the people who inspired me to self publish. I saw all the hard work you put into your book and it clicked for me. Good things will come your way, keep your head up you have people who believe in you!

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    1. Thanks Joanna, and sorry it took me so long to get back to you! It has seriously been a real struggle to even bring myself to mind the social stuff lately. *deep sighs* But today, I finally did get a little writing work in so hopefully this means things are moving up!

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