So over the last month you may have noticed that I've been pretty absent. I've popped up every now and again on Twitter, but when it's come to my blog and Instagram, there's just been radio silence. Towards Christmas I was starting to feel a little deflated and not really myself and so I decided to take a bit of a break from everything to clear my mind. As always, focusing more on myself and doing what I've wanted has really made me calm down and appreciate the things around me rather than living through the internet 24/7. A week off over Christmas soon became two weeks and then before I knew it a month had passed and to be quite honest, I haven't felt the slightest bit guilty about it. Through illness and personal mountains I've had to overcome this last month I've had no motivation to do any of the things that I love and I really do feel like I've needed that time to myself to just 'find me' again.
And do you know what? I feel so much better for it.
Through pressures and deadlines that I'd created myself I made my blog a place that I almost dreaded visiting. Even logging in to my Blogger account was a struggle and every time I saw my blog open on a webpage I just felt sad. It had gone from a place I loved going to everyday to somewhere that filled me with no joy. Having my time away from BekyLou has definitely made me realise how much I do love it. I'm glad I've had the time away and the time to myself to now get back to basics and to writing a blog that I love instead of making it something that's just too much hard work and pressure. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely another job in itself and I don't mind the hard work that I do put into every photograph and blog post that I write, but I'd taken the pressures that I'd put on myself for it all to a whole new level and I just wasn't enjoying it anymore.
This year; that all changes.
So a belated Happy New Year to you all and here's to a happier and healthier start.
I'll be back shortly with some new blog posts so please do stick around!