Progress, Not Perfection

Vegan Chick’s Blogtober Post 12 

Hey, y’all. Missed another post yesterday. Still recovering from my burnout this weekend 

 

All I can think is, I can’t believe I did it again. It’s a vicious cycle for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one 

 

Thankfully, I’ve seen my therapist and I’m starting to feel better. But since I couldn’t post yesterday, I figure tonight will be a good night to update you on where I’m at… and maybe help you feel less alone if you’re in the same place. 

Blogtober Update: Progress, Not Perfection 

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Tom Barrett

The Rest of Blogtober 

I don’t think I’m going to be able to finish this challenge. And I’m sorry if you’ve been reading the posts each day. 

 

Know that I appreciate you and I’m honored that you took the time. 

 

I’ll talk more about it below, but I basically just took on too much too fast.  

 

So, I’ll still post as often as possible, but I don’t think I’ll be able to post every day. At some point, I’ll come up with a permanent schedule that’ll be better for me and still honor my readers <3.  

My Writing Business 

As I learn more about freelancing, I become more confident that I have the skillset to do it 

 

I’m pretty excited to get started, actually.  

 

Now, that’s not to say I haven’t experienced a setback or two; I’m probably going to have to set up another domain & website. That’s gonna cost money, which makes me nervous.  

 

So, I’m learning everything I can (for free) about improving my copy skills to insure that money will be well-invested. 

Mental Health & Self-Care 

Homegirl is finally getting a haircut.  

 

I don’t think I realized what simple self-care steps I was missing until I opened up the text string and realized the last time I set an appointment with my hairdresser was 2 years ago… 

 

2-fucking-years.  

 

No trims, no styling, nothing. And now I can’t wear my hair out because it won’t lay right and it won’t grow out… because my ends are fucked 

 

So, I’m glad I bit the bullet and scheduled the appointment. 

 

As for my mental health, 

 

you guys remember the post I did on Sunday? Well, turns out this is a pattern of mine. I try to break down my goals into little tasks, but I try to fit too many of them into one day.  

 

So, instead of doing an hour of each thing every day, I spend hours and hours and hours trying to get as much done as I possibly can. And it stresses me out and drains me. 

 

So, like I tweeted this morning, I’m burnt out and hanging by a thread, but I’m not suicidal anymore. I can now fathom other ways out of my hopelessness that don’t result in my death. 

 

It’s not ideal, but it’s progress.

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