So what happens now?

IMG_8861

Well it’s been nearly three months since I moved to London and it’s obvious that the adjustment has been much harder than I had planned and the blog is suffering.

I’m so busy and so tired most of the time that blogging is the last thing on my mind. Constantly creating new content is not easy but when I am exhausted it is nearly impossible. A combination of fourteen hour days and very little personal time have steadily sucked all of the inspiration from me. My shortness of free time has also meant that I’m not feeling particularly fit or inspired by my workouts at the moment.

Fortunately there is a chance to catch up. I’m now in the second week of a four week break from work. I spent all of last week just sitting around and enjoying some time to do nothing. I ate ice-cream in the bathtub, had dinner with friends and did a lot of sleeping in. But I can’t keep neglecting the blog which is still such and important part of my life or the members who have continued to show their support despite the lack of posts.

I’m finally getting my career on track which has been something I have been working towards for a very long time but happiness will continue to be illusive if a can’t balance it with the rest of my life. Work is a huge personal priority for me as I start to seriously work towards building my future, Living “la vida loca” wasn’t going to last forever. Dealing with the changes to my lifestyle and the amount of time I have to devote to the other things that are important to me is proving to be a huge challenge.

The future of the blog is something that I am going to have to seriously think about over the next couple of weeks. Can I maintain my enthusiasm for it? Can I maintain the level of new content I need? Is it time to finish the Sealed section? Do I want to continue to put myself out there or is it time to retire gracefully?

9 thoughts on “So what happens now?

  • August 6, 2014 at 1:32 am
    Permalink

    Shannon,
    Life changes. Everyone’s does. It is awesome that your career is taking off. Perhaps the long days and work work work are telling you it’s time for a change, maybe take a break from here. You can always come back. You are young, on a new adventure, only three months into it, and clearly feeling a bit overwhelmed. Just like me when I moved away from home for good at 21. I guarantee you that those of us who count you amongst our friends will be here when you come back!
    Peace <3
    Jay

    Reply
  • August 6, 2014 at 4:07 am
    Permalink

    Shannon, I do know what you are feeling. Back in 2007/2008. I worked part-time and went back for some schooling and was busy like 60 hrs a week. It was very draining and somewhat unbalanced, but sometimes necessary for the end goal.

    I would step back from the blog and maybe you might have to scale it back. Truly make it your online journal. Us true fans of the Aussie Space Time Traveller blog enjoy your heart felt written post as you share your life journey. The Hottie and Thought of the Week are nice extras, but don’t have to be necessary. (Maybe temporarily shutdown the sealed section)

    I would look back as you posted how your feelings of Pride week have change as you have matured. Maybe it is time for Aussie Space Time Traveller Blog phase II. (thou of course just my opinion)

    Ultimately of course the blog is yours and the time constraint commitments will have to fall in place. Sometimes things have to give that we then come back to. Just don’t stress over it. Give it another 90-days and things may fall into place.

    Take care and enjoy your much needed time off. It will go by too quickly for as they say time flies when you having fun.
    Tony

    Reply
  • August 6, 2014 at 4:23 am
    Permalink

    Priorities versus goals. Not necessarily the same. Maybe a disconnect is causing a lack of harmony. I do recall sensing a much happier Shannon only a few short years back through your expression in your blog. I really do hope you soon find the path that brings you happiness and centerness. I do admire and envy the risks and adventures you have embarked on. I do hope and pray that it all comes together for you.

    Reply
  • August 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm
    Permalink

    Take advantage of this time and get some rest.

    Reply
  • August 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm
    Permalink

    Any psychologist will tell you that men define themselves through their work, and it is obvious that you have been chasing a stable career for some time.
    The only thing worse than a killer schedule is having no schedule at all. I say keep at the job and stop worrying about the blog. Certainly we all worry when you drop from the radar screen as you have this past month. I suggest you cut back to an occasional note. Remember, when all communication is lost we start to worry about you.

    Reply
  • August 7, 2014 at 5:29 am
    Permalink

    I’m hoping that you end the sealed section, but keep on blogging – even if it is much less frequently. I would just miss ya too much if you went away altogether (although as a previous blogger myself I do understand it) 🙂

    Reply
  • August 7, 2014 at 9:23 am
    Permalink

    Hopefully you don’t just disappear out of nowhere. I think Instagram, tumblr, and twitter are enough to just keep us, your fans, up to date;) personally I would like to know how you’re doing from time to time. Good luck Shannon. Love you. Take care always.

    Reply
  • August 9, 2014 at 5:50 am
    Permalink

    You have to do what you think is best for yourself. While it’s nice to see what you been up and reading your blog. a guilty pleasure on the web, sometimes life moves in a direction where the old has to be drop of and left in the past.

    This could be one of those. while it would be said to see ya go, you would have my support in doing so.

    Reply
  • August 11, 2014 at 3:31 am
    Permalink

    your blog has been a huge part of your life, but your life has changed and your blogging career has changed. Saying goodbye to something you have not only created but something you have spent so much time on is not going to be easy. but I honestly believe that now is probably the right time to walk away.

    you are in a new stage of your life. moving forward may mean the end of your blog.

    I have several tumblr blogs, but my main blog the one I blog on daily has seen mew posting once or twice a week, because my life has changed and I have less time and less interest in blogging.

    Saying goodbye and shutting down the blog is going to be hard, but It’s probably the right time.

    I wish you all the best for the future
    (you can always come back)

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.