Sometimes, I think about how long I have been away from this blog and it crashes over me with an insane amount of guilt that I haven’t really done any writing since my two books came out. The main reason I didn’t get around to any kind of writing is that I had been too caught up with the amount of work that actually comes with two books being out there in the world. It was also really stressful for me to do any sort of writing at all because I had been in a very bad place that didn’t really put me in the mood for writing. But I am, starting today, back to blogging regularly!
And, in the meantime, if you haven’t checked out my books, you can find them here! I would love it if you went ahead and read them!
In all honesty, I have tried a lot of times in the last couple of months to bring myself to write. But sometimes, we just have to let ourselves be for a while because there is so much going on, we find ourselves sort of shutting down. I didn’t want to half-ass anything I wrote here. I stil want this blog to be a platform that helps me reach out to similar minds. It has been a wonderful journey so far, and I wouldn’t want to give that up for anything.
I just wanted to tell you all, today, that on some days, we just need to show ourselves a little more kindness than we would because it’s what we need on those days. On some days, we don’t really feel like doing the things we love, and that’s okay. It has taken me a really long time to understand that it’s okay to let things go, even if it’s just for a little while. It’s healthy, even, to step back and just gain a little more perspective before coming back to doing it better.
I’m just trying out this new thing called taking it slow and not working myself to the point of hitting a creative block; it’s going pretty well for someone who needs three things happening at the same time.
So, what is going to be new on my blog, you ask?
I am going to be writing some mainstream stuff along with the regular stuff. I am also going to bring in some of my best friends to write on this blog so that not all the writing falls to me. This way, I can bring you a lot of new content from different perspectives, and there can be a wide variety of topics on the blog. I just think that it’s time this blog reached more people. It’s something I have been working on for years, with no direction in sight. But now, I have this whole vision for my site, and I want to see it grow into that and a lot more.
So, here’s to new beginnings, I guess. Writing is pretty much what I want to do with my life, and this bog, which was supposed to be a passion project, has turned into something a lot more important that I am unwilling to give up on. A whole new era of blogging is coming up for The Shubhster Diaries, and I want to see it growing into everything that it can one day be.
I hope you’ll all be here on this journey with me, when that change comes. Xx
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