I don’t normally like to write sad posts but the thing is that when something is bothering you too much you just have to let it all out so you feel better. It won’t make things changed but at least after shouting it out to the world you feel a sense of relief so then things can be reconsidered again in a better way and hopefully find a solution or a new direction to follow. At least this is what I hope. Do you agree?
I’m a SAHM which means that I have to take care of my girls full time, especially the little one that is only 15 months. Alongside that, I have my little blog which I’m working really hard to try to take to the next level! The amount of hours that I have put into my blog since I started have been crazy hours really, sometimes staying until 4 or 5 am in the morning!! Yes I know!! I was crazy!! The thing is that I only had and still have some peace and quiet during the night because this is when my 2 girls are finally sleeping. I had days that I thought I could manage it all and days that obviously were physically impossible. Now I’m trying not to do this too often as otherwise I will collapse, so I only do this occasionally so that I don’t get behind with my work. Guess WHAT? I’m still behind with my work! Surprise, surprise… I don’t think there will be a day when I will be able to say that I’m on top of everything! LOL, I really wish for that to happen though so I can feel less stress.
The funny thing is that, every night I put the girls to bed then I have some dinner and finally I sit down in front of my laptop to start doing some work and after a few minutes I’m gone. I fight very hard but I can’t keep my eyes open any more! I just let myself rest and just go to bed. This however, leads to me being absolutely behind with my commitments and it is starting to be a big issue for me. 🙁
The interesting part is that regarding my blog, I’m at the stage at the moment that I feel that I’m progressing a lot with it which I’m really grateful for. I’m having more events to attend, more brands want us to review their products, I get more people contacting us to be part of interesting campaigns, etc BUT the problem is that I don’t have enough TIME to fulfil these responsibilities. I am depended upon 24/7 by a 15 month old super hyper baby girl that doesn’t want to do her nap any more! If that wasn’t enough she is teething badly. I think she is getting all her molars at once! OMG the poor little thing is dribbling like crazy, crying a lot, being extremely clingy with me and of course she has no patience whatsoever. I know this is also a phase and hopefully things will go back to normal but at the moment it is very difficult to cope!
I just wanted to write this because I thought it could be interesting for other people that are not bloggers to see how hard it is to be one, especially a blogger who has kids and has to take care of their kids full-time with no help! Yes, it is hard work and we all try to do the best as we can to fulfil the deadlines because we all love what we do, we all love our blog and we all want our little blog to be one day our main source of income so we can spend more time with our kids.
It is getting more difficult every day and my time is very limited at the moment BUT I’m sure I’ll pass this bad patch and hopefully I will be able to catch up soon and feel less stressed. Wish me luck!
Have you ever felt this way? Do you also agree that being a blogger is not an easy job? What do you normally do to pass over these difficult times? What tips do you have that you would like to share with us about this?
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