Why is Julia not Blogging

(Last Updated On: October 4, 2018)

I owe you, my readers, an apology. Ive gone off blogging for a while if you’ve noticed. I mostly update my Instagram, and even then, it isn’t very consistent.

This is my very fist personal blog post.

I noticed a few months ago that my drive for writing has dwindled. What used to be fun and engaging seemed too much work. I started this blog to share with everyone my experiences, but as I’ve met bloggers who do this as their work, I guess I felt that this should be more professional as well. Without meaning to, it became something of a work instead of a fun pas time for me. Reviewing restaurants and travel itineraries became something I procrastinate instead of something I do when I DO procrastinate.

There have been changes in my life including taking on more work. I am moving forward in my life, but those changes require more dough. (More on that on an upcoming life update) Of course, more travels are coming my way, which means I have to raise funds to be able to go as well.

This year alone, I’ve been to 3 international trips and countless PH trips. All these trips must be funded. So, meaning, I needed to work extra hard to fulfill my financial obligations. Some of these trips are subsidized by friends, family, and loved ones (thank goodness). But still, this is more travel than I’ve anticipated for 2018, leaving my financial health a mess.

Basically, I’m spending more than I should, and my savings are just bleh.

Not only that, but my upcoming first intercontinental flight is coming up this November. I’ve saved up for more than 3 months for a two week trip. And even now, I’m still not yet finished saving up.

There was also a shift in my relationship this year and I’m trying to connect with more of my friends. Working at home does not give me a lot of opportunities to socialize.

I took on a few classes and daily time consuming commitments. Twenty four hours  a day just doesn’t seem enough to get everything I want to do done. Did I just bite off more than I can chew?

TL;DR:

There were too many things going on and too much pressure for this blog to be more than a hobby that I just kind of let it go.


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