I think it's quite refreshing to not have to sit for hours on the laptop everyday, working so hard for very little return. I'll never be one of those mega popular parenting bloggers as I can't be bothered with all the competitiveness, but I do love blogging and will be keeping it up, just not as intensely as I had done before. I only want to share quality things and I guess that's why I haven't had much to say lately.
Stepping away from the virtual world has been really refreshing and it's been great not to have to worry about stats, promoting, competing for opportunities and deadlines... although I do have some reviews to do, if the weather could improve and give me some natural light I'd be laughing.
Having some breathing space has allowed me to think about what I want to actually do in life. I'm twenty-six and won't be a stay at home mother forever. I don't want to work in some job that I hate day in, day out, so I've decided that the self-employed route is better for me. I think it's clear from my blogs - Fawns and Fables being my other one, that photography is a big passion of mine and to be a photographer is my ultimate dream.
Capturing people, especially children and nature on camera is what I love and my ultimate goal is to become a family photographer specialising in outdoor shoots. I'll be transforming my Fawns and Fables site over the coming months to showcase my photography and will eventually beginning looking for people who'll let me take pictures of them to build up my portfolio - any willing participants in the Cork area please get in touch! This will be a big step for me as I'm quite shy but this is what I really want to do so overcoming my fears has to happen.
I highly recommend some breathing space, especially if you feel as though everything is weighing down on you. It's done me the world of good and hopefully this wall which I seem to be up against when it comes to blogging inspiration, will eventually come tumbling down.