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Busy Life Gets In The Way But I Keep Going

Can a blog survive 6 months without new content?
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I have a busy life and lately, I’ve been feeling so frustrated, so disappointed with myself.

Why?

When was the last time that I wrote a blog post? It was on the 31st of December, last year. That was 6 months ago. Is there a blog that can survive 6 months of inactivity? I doubt.

Six months is just too long. I had plans for this blog. I still do but keeping those plans in line with the timeframe that I had in mind was the issue.

I’m too perfectionist and that’s a problem. I have these long blog posts planned, with images, headlines and great keywords but I don’t have enough time to write them so I just don’t publish anything at all and that’s bad, really bad.

It’s probably better to just write what come to my mind, like a journal. In case you haven’t noticed, that’s what I’m trying to do write now.

Reflective Log

Do you have a journal?

I do, and I actually write on it quite often.

I have a file on Google Docs called “David’s Reflective Log” where I write about almost everything I do.

It’s not just a journal.

On my reflective log, I also keep track of my finances, and my do to lists, plans, goals, books that I’ve read and that I want to read in the future. I even write my study notes on it so that I have everything in one place and accessible from both my laptop and my phone.

You should try even if you have a busy life like mine.

What I’ve Been Up To

In the last six months I:

  • Got promoted to Crew Trainer and Area Leader at McDonald’s.
  • Went on holiday to Switzerland, to France and Italy.
  • Went to a few parties.
  • Got closer to my dad.
  • Redecorated my garden, which is an ongoing project.
  • Celebrated my 30th birthday.
  • Finished the module B100 at the Open University, which is a 60 credit module and that means over 600 hours of study.
  • Developed a local directory website (www.bostonwish.co.uk).

Busy Life in Switzerland, France & Italy

I’m writing this at 1:00 am so before I go to bed, I’d like to share some of the pics I took while on holiday last month.

I went to Switzerland to visit my dad but because he lives close to the border of France and Italy I ended up going to three countries instead of just one. He lived there for the past 14 years but unfortunately, I never had the chance to visit him. Now that I finally did, I have no doubt I will come back.

It was a truly amazing holiday.

With this busy life, I don’t know when I’ll write my next blog post, so the best is to follow me on Instagram so that you always know what I am doing.

Read more journal notes here.

I was born in Portugal, but now I live in the UK. I'm a father of two boys, a business student and I suffer from Alopecia Areata. I express myself through blogging, and I love it.

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