I honestly cannot believe i’m saying this again, when i feel like i only said this two minutes ago but i cannot believe another month has gone by. The year is flying by so quickly, quicker than what i can keep up with and here we are again with another monthly post of how things have been going.
I was all ready for august to be my month. My month to get my head fully into blogging, to post regularly and really get the ball rolling. Unfortunately, I was hit with the bug that seems to be going round the mill and i was ill for about 3 weeks in total. Where i work i was one of the first people to get it, but working in a small environment with over 40 different staff members, meant that even once i’d had the bug once i ended up with it for a second time.
It meant that august became a month of being sick, exhausted and lethargic. It really was not my month at all, but that’s okay. Because as it happens, the months are flying by so quickly and maybe one month doesn’t need to be MY month. I just need to get myself back into my routine, and blogging regularly whether thats at the beginning, middle or end of the month. I think i’m making myself feel like i’m failing more by saying “this is when i’ll start again” or “this is my goal” because quite frankly, when your just a part-time blogger, working 40 hours a week elsewhere doing different shifts all the time, it’s an accomplishment to even get yourself into a routine.
Right now as I’m sat writing this, i’m sat in Starbucks with a lovely caramel latte and for the first time in a long time i feel like things are finally falling into place. I’ve figured out how i want to do things and i’m just going to take it step by step. My biggest downfall since i started my blog has been comparing myself to other bloggers, who have been in the game for years now. BIG mistake!
Only within the last week I’ve seen so many tweets from bloggers about how hard things were when they first started blogging and I took a step back and thought to myself “thats me right now” and then a lightbulb went off in my head and i thought look where they are now?!
I will be more successful with my blog. My page views will go up and i will become better with blogging more, fitting into my niche more and feeling more confident. But all of that will come in time. Time is precious, important and you cannot rush time. That is my biggest lesson to learn. So, that is where my head is at right now, in terms of Hannah’s World and I’m really hoping that with time, you will be seeing a lot more of me!
I saw a quote on Instagram the other day, one in which I actually captioned my latest instagram post with and it goes
“and all at once, summer collapses into fall” – Oscar Wilde.
I don’t know why, but i just loved it. Because summer does collapse into fall. Everyone falls into their winter boots, coats and oversized knitted jumpers and fall becomes crisp and cold as the leaves once more collapse to the ground from the trees. It becomes colder, but yet things get warmer. With holidays such as Halloween and thanksgiving approaching, family and friends come together, everyone sits infant of the fireplace or the bonfire and things “fall into place” ever so wonderfully.
Personally, I cannot wait for bonfire night and Halloween with my friends and to do all the cute things together and i am definitely excited to buy a whole new winter wardrobe! I’m already saving up! I hope everyone has a lovely September going back to school, college, university or whatever your starting afresh this month, I hope its good!
Have a wonderful fall everyone!