Do you ever find yourself handing advice out to people that you yourself don’t actually follow?
I do it all the time. I’m constantly handing out advice (as if I know what’s best for people?) but rarely am I ever following that same advice. It’s like a sickness.
Got a problem? I know exactly what you should do.
Do I have the same problem?
Am I following the advice?
No. Not usually.
Just the other day I was talking about how important it is to take breaks so that you don’t burn yourself out. I wrote a blog post about it while already the burnout was creeping up on me hard. I needed a break, and instead of taking one, I wrote a blog post about the importance of taking breaks when you need them (cue eye roll emoji).
I think we’re all a little guilty of this. It’s easy to know what to do, but harder to actually do it. So, from now on, I’m going to start following my own advice, and I’m going to start here
I have plans for making changes to my blog. Adjusting it to fit my goals. I think I’ll keep this blog – Pretty Little Words – right where it is, and use it for what it was intended for (short stories, creative writing, poetry, etc). My new blog, which will be called Overly Imaginative, will move to a new domain (overlyimaginative.com). I’ll migrate some of the content from Pretty Little Words to the new site, but not everything. It’s going to be something new. Something fresh. Something different.
So here’s the part where I’m taking my own advice…
Until Overly Imaginative is live, I’m going to take a blogging break. I won’t stop blogging completely of course, I’m just going to decrease my posting frequency until I get the new blog up and running and figured out (and who knows how long that will take). I still have a few things to figure out. I don’t want this to be just another space I use for word vomit. I want it to be constructive, focused, and purposeful.
Wish me luck!