September Wrap-Up: Sometimes Life Gets in the Way of Blogging (and that’s ok)

You know who has been absolutely terrible at sticking with her blog schedule this month? Me. To be transparent, I have been hit with a crippling bout of insomnia that has kept me up most nights and resulted in the past week feeling like a bit of a blur. My brain seems keen to throw an anxiety party every morning at about 1 AM and I’m on the top of the VIP guest list. Like all things, this too shall pass, but in the meantime, it forced me to put my blog a bit lower on my priority list for the past week. Things I’ve been doing to help: cutting back on caffeine and exercising. Hopefully, I’ll be good as new soon!

And with a million other things going on, I think I’m going to adjust my blog schedule slightly to a ‘Monday and/or Thursday and Saturday’ format, where I might post 3 days a week or 2 days a week depending on how busy I am. Since I only implemented my schedule last month, it still needs a bit of tweaking to fit into my everyday life! 🙂

As a side note: I have to tell myself often to put my mental health first. I could have powered through this week and kept my blog active but I had to put my big girl pants on and realise that I needed some quality ‘Ashley time’ that didn’t involve putting unnecessary pressure on myself. Love yourselves! <3

So September was an overall slow month for my blog (only three posts for the entire month, yikes). I got married and was away on holiday for a few weeks and then my husband had to go back to England for work for a couple weeks. While I’m in visa limbo I’m living in Canada and attempting to get all my documents updated with my new name before we can apply for my new visa. My husband is back in Canada now and my sleep seems to have gone back to normal which is promising.  It’s going to be an interesting few months but it’ll all be worth it when we can finally move back home to England. In the meantime, we love Canada and have lots planned for our time here. But it is stressful and I admit I’m homesick for our flat and my bunny who sadly can’t make a flight to see me.

What’s Coming up in October

Having said all that, I do have some posts that I’ve begun writing that I will be posting within the next few weeks. It’s ‘Preptober’ with NaNoWriMo kicking off one month from today (hurray!) and I will be writing about the different ways I’m working on planning my novel. I am currently reading a really fantastic science fiction novel called The High Crusade by Poul Anderson from 1960 that I will be posting a very enthusiastic review for soon. And I also have a post in the works discussing one of the biggest reasons Goodreads stresses me out as a reader and a reviewer. I hope you all enjoy reading these ramblings as much as I enjoy writing them!

Thanks for your patience and readership and I’m sorry for the scatterbrained post. I aim to bring you more bookish content by the end of this week! 🙂

10 thoughts on “September Wrap-Up: Sometimes Life Gets in the Way of Blogging (and that’s ok)

  1. ERK says:

    Oh congratulations on the wedding!! Sorry, I didn’t notice this earlier! May you both live a blessed and happy life.

    Also, please take your time and you don’t even have to follow a schedule if you don’t want to! You can post whenever you like and not stress yourself out. I hope the insomnia condition is better now.

    Have a great week 😘

    • Ashley says:

      That’s so sweet thank you!

      I’ve thought about cancelling the schedule all together but I think I might still keep it for now. I love working under deadline, I just need to make sure the deadlines are reasonable for me! I can be a bit overzealous. But you’re totally right, no use stressing myself out over it. 🙂 x

  2. Birgit says:

    I’m glad you are taking care of you and I had. Good feeling you would sleep better once hubby is back with you. I had to smile that you now think of home as England. It is what happens when we make life decisions and it is amazing:) My mom considered Canada home and if it wasn’t for her making the decision to come to Canada, I would not be here.

  3. Annemieke says:

    You have to take care of yourself, nobody else is going to. Sounds like you made the right decisions for yourself. Sorry to hear about the sleeping. I hope things will improve soon and that everything will be sorted quick with the visa (for as far as that is possible with the bureacracy haha). Congrats on getting marries. I wish you many, many years. <3

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