To think the last time I wrote a life lately post it was in January… That was nearly 5 months ago… When is the year going to slow down?
If there is one thing that I feel I haven’t been on my blog lately, it’s busy bee… Like the title of this post states. If anything it feels like the complete opposite. My blog has been quiet lately with most weeks just having one post a week, instead of my usual two to three. This change is just due to how busy I am right now… Seriously!
Not just that, but I’ve kind of taken a step back from being so fixated on my blog. What I mean by that is:
“I MUST get a blog post up today!”
“I MUST work with brands that I want to work with and attend events I’d love to attend!”
Even so much as saying to Dane, “I CAN’T do that today because I have loads of blog stuff to do!”
You catch my drift?
When did my number one hobby become my side job?!
My blog is and always has been a place for me to go and talk about things I love and enjoy, not to stress over. I never want to have a day when I have a crap and stressful day because I’m having a life. That just takes the fun out of it!
I’m pretty sure you guys are wondering, “So Nat? How come posts have gone from two to three a week to mostly just one recently?”
Well, I’ve been asking myself this same questions and I feel like I’ve finally found an answer. More than one in fact:
Reason 1 – To be blunt, for almost a year I was hardly doing any work in my previous job, so most of the time there was nothing to do and I had loads of free time to work on my blog and posts. Of course since starting at my new job I don’t get that now, which is great! I honestly love being busy! I can work on blog posts during my break, which I do sometimes… But to be honest with you, I like to just chill out, talk to my colleagues and play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on my phone.
Reason 2 – Since the start of 2019 I feel like I have a life… This sounds bad… Maybe even borderline rude but hear me out! I’ve worked with Cov Bloggers loads this year so far and made some amazing new friends through it, especially Amy (Writing into the Ether) who I meet up with often to go on double dates to play board games, as well as go geeky shopping around Birmingham and Coventry. I also meet up with one of my best friends weekly to go to pole fitness classes together. I love it! I finish work, have dinner and she pops over for a natter before we head to the class. I just love having that time once a week with her to have fun with pole fitness, as well as catch up on things. I’m just having more me time right now, as well as more me and Dane couple time, as well as seeing friends.
Reason 3 – I’m just calming down with going bat shit crazy in regards to blog related matter. I’ve pretty much cooled down because I’m kind of facing fact that blogging won’t really be a job for me… As much as I want it to, it just won’t. I’m at that age where I just can’t be arsed to chase job dreams. I have a great job right now and I love being an admin. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do and to be fair, I’m good at it! Don’t change something that isn’t broken!
So, what does the future hold for There Might Be Coffee?
Nothing any different to before, to be honest.
I’m still the same Nat. I still write the same nonsense as before, it just might be that some weeks I don’t have as many blog posts up as other weeks.
When I originally thought about this post I had made the note that I would stick to writing one post a week and have special posts be up two or three times a week. This being said, apart from this past week, I easily had 2 posts up a week with no real issues… It’s tough to say, “I’m going to have one post up a week!” and then bring you guys the old fashioned two to three and vice versa.
I may just stick to one post a week for now but always try to aim for two. I guess it depends how busy I am. For example this week I was stupid busy, which is why I only had one post up this week. Monday was the only day in the week that I could write. Tuesday I played D&D, Wednesday I was with my mom, Thursday I went to pole fitness and Friday I wanted a fucking rest. As for the weekend I wanted a mixture of rest and me time. Yesterday I had a long lie in, one I haven’t had for that long since I was in my early twenties. Just goes to show how shattered I was! For the rest of the day I mostly played games and did housework. Turning my laptop on didn’t even occur to me and I’m glad to be honest. This morning I have so far played games, watching some Nintendo E3 2019 footage and then got down to working.
I’m sure I don’t have to remind my readers but this ISN’T my job. It’s my hobby, granted my number one hobby but nonetheless, still a hobby. This hobby has helped me find people with similar interests as myself who I have befriended along the way. It’s also helped me work with amazing companies and gain more confidence and I love it for that and more. I never regret starting my blog and I’m not at a point in my life where I want to stop it altogether either. It’s my baby. 🙂
I wanted to mention what I want to do for the remainder of the year with my blog, including some TLC and even some exciting blog series coming up! I’d also love to revamp my blog at some point, but I don’t know when that will be. I’d love to try and have my own domain, as well as get a layout for my blog that will make me scream, “KAWAII!” every time I go onto it. Again… We’ll see.
As for exciting things coming up, as I wrote last month I’m now working with YY Kawaii as a brand affiliate, which I’m so over the moon about!
I also plan to try and grab you guys some awesome discount codes for a couple of brands I hope to work with on future blog posts. I’m just so excited to start working with brands I know and love! I already have an awesome discount code lined up with a brand who sells D&D products, so keep eyes peeled for that in the future. 🙂
Outside of blog related stuff life is pretty nice right now. I’m enjoyed my new job, I’m opening up to more things I love too, thanks to the amazing people around me (thanks Dane and Amy for getting me into boards games even more and especially D&D!). Speaking of D&D I’ll soon have a new series on my blog dedicated to this where I talk about what made me want to play it and why, how I build my character and about my character, where I buy dice and accessories from, etc.
The best bit of news though is the fact me and Dane are FINALLY going to Japan after 6 years of talking and dreaming about it! I don’t want to talk too much about it on this post as I plan to have a whole new 6 part series on my blog in the run up to our trip to Japan. This will be starting soon so make sure to keep eyes peeled for it.
Honestly I just want to say a huge thank you to all of my readers, friends, Cov Bloggers and even companies who have and continue to work with me. Honestly I love and appreciate you all so much and I don’t think works can describe how happy you make me feel. You all make me feel like what I do with my blog is worth it every single day and that’s why I love you all so much.
Without you guys, There Might Be Coffee wouldn’t be here. It would still be under my horrible old blog name with posts that weren’t true to myself. With time I’ve become someone I always wanted to be and I love that I can be that person here too.
Please let me know in the comments what you’re excited for on my blog, as well as any posts you would love me to write!
Until next time all, take care and I hope you guys are all having a wonderful weekend so far and aren’t getting soaked by the horrible rain we’re having right now.
2 thoughts on “Life Lately – Busy Little Bee”
I’ve definitely felt ‘bloggers guilt’ in the past. But I always try to remind myself that I love blogging, and if I’m getting stressed about how frequent I’m posting then it’s no longer enjoyable, so there’s no point in throwing up a post just for the sake of it.
Hope you have the most amazing time in Japan! It’s somewhere I’d love to go some day. If you’re planning to blog about your trip I’d love to read any recommendations you have (especially food and the best things to do over there ❤️)
Yeah it sucks when you feeling that guilt… But as I said in the post – this isn’t my job and I shouldn’t feel guilty for not constantly posting… I felt a twinge of it last week when I didn’t write all week due to being tired from work or busy.
Yeah exactly! I don’t ever want to stress over my hobby, it takes the fun out of it. Plus when you just throw something together it is usually shite and rushed and reads that way too! 😛
Aw thank you so much sweet! I’m really excited for the holiday – but also so bloody nervous for the flight… 😦 It’s frightening me just thinking about it. YEAH I plan to write about places we plan to go to and when I’m back I’m pretty sure I will review places we go to as well! 😀
Thank you for your kind words. ❤