If you’ve read my blog before or visited the site then you will see I’ve had a little bit of a clear out. I started this blog during a bizarre time in my life where I felt a bit lost in my career and myself. Therefore I associated a lot of my writing with that negative headspace and outlook, making it hard to write again.
Im now writing at an even more bizarre time in life, the bloody Coronavirus Pandemic! However, I am no longer in that negative headspace and felt such an urge to get back to writing. If 7 weeks cooped up doesn’t make me write then nothing will!
Recently on my instagram (@marthalouisedrane), I posted a poll asking how many people were using this time off work, uni or school to be productive and pursue something like learning a new language, taking online courses or maybe taking up a new hobby. Or whether this time was being used to fully relax, catch up on sleep and enjoy time with family or household members. The stats were tight at first but ‘chilling’ came out on top.
So although I haven’t learnt to cross stitch, made homemade coasters or mastered a new language, I’ve finally been able to enjoy more time with my boyfriend and parents, bake and cook more, catch up on sleep and binge a few new series. And I couldn’t have enjoyed it any more!
The bottom line is, don’t allow yourself to feel guilty for not doing enough or comparing your achievements to the next person on Instagram. I slipped into this slippery slope myself and it’s just not beneficial for anyone. You have to do what makes you happy and is going to get you through this.
It’s only taken me 7 weeks, but it feels so great to be writing again so thank you for reading and hopefully another post will follow soon. Please share and support my little page, it means a lot.
Speak soon, Martha x