Yes, here he is again, crawling back from one of his ‘breaks’ which turn from one week to a month to three months. I know that I’m despicable. I feel like I’ve cheated on you. *Cue dramatic music.* But please hear me out… I have an explanation (sort of).
Basically, I’ve just been SO busy. Like so busy. Busier than a busy bee (that’s busy). And all this time I’ve not blogged has been painful. Life doesn’t feel the same without that feeling of sitting down and writing a blog post every day. It’s like I’ve been dehydrated of blogging.
And what have I missed? Well, obviously blogging. But also, I’ve missed reading some of my favourite blogs and, over the weekend, I had a reality check. It’s time. Time to actually commit. Not ‘faff’ and say I’m going to post and not have breaks but then two weeks later disappear, but ACTUALLY post and not have breaks.
Part of me feels the cause of these breaks are that my blog, in terms of content and style, wasn’t really going where I wanted it to go. For example, Musical Fridays is something I will stop from now on as, even though I still love music, it was honestly becoming a chore to post it every week (and this was very evident). So, from now on – and I’m saying this and actually meaning it – I’m going to post on a Tuesday and a Friday every week. And the content won’t change – I’m still good old Pany ‘from the block’ – but I’m going to especially ensure I run a mature blog which doesn’t feel tedious to post in. I really am, guys – don’t look so shocked .
I know I’ve said this so many times before, but this is the truth this time. Yes, I do sound like a blog-cheater begging for forgiveness (although technically I haven’t made another blog, just took a break from this one), but I’ve had a serious internal talk with myself. It’s real.
I hope I’ve won you over. Please.
This song is beautiful. Truly beautiful.
I love this song and thought I’d share it with you during my quest to get Beyoncé tickets.
Have you heard the news? If yes – it’s amazing, I know. If no – pause reading this post and go and hear/read it. Go!
Okay, so as many of you may have gathered from various Musical Fridays posts of mine and other mentions, I love Beyoncé. She is my all-time favourite pop star and it has always been my dream to go and see her in concert. So over the past few years I have always had some money saved (but I’m a good saver anyway) just in case she came to the UK on a tour or to do a show.
And what was revealed a few days ago? SHE IS GOING ON TOUR.
So, as I am the biggest fan of Beyoncé’s that could ever exist, I am going to do everything in my power to get tickets when she comes to the UK, which she is going to do. If I don’t get tickets, I may begin to cry.
You may be thinking ‘why has he made a whole post about this?’ and the answer is ‘because he is a dedicated, motivated Beyoncé fan who feels this is a special occasion’.
Wish me some luck if you will. Today my quest for tickets begins and I’m wishing on every star to succeed.
Hopefully there will be a part two to this post…
It’s February! *Applause*. I wondered to myself yesterday whether I’ve actually stuck to my goals, because time goes so fast – January went like a cannonball – so keeping up goals can be something we easily forget to do.
Let’s check if I’ve passed or failed my targets set at the beginning of the year so far:
- Remember everything I learnt last year and put it into practice – Passed. I think I’ve definitely kicked off 2013 wisely and I have not made any drastic decisions yet which can change things massively. I also haven’t dwelled on too many things and seem to have been focused which I think is good.
- Continue writing – Failed. *Covers face*. I have continued writing my novel but not as much as I should have. Therefore I need to get on with it.
- Keep up my blog – Passed but not with distinction (:P). These past few weeks I’ve lost the routine of reading blogs and writing blog posts. It’s not until this post that I’ve become organised again. So I guess that was a small blip but I seem to be back on track now.
- Try to be as ‘good’ a person as possible – Passed, more-or-less. I think I’ve been trying hard enough to do good deeds so would like to think I’ve added to the goodness of… me.
Overall I think I’ve done considerably well. It’s so hard to follow goals so 3/4 is an achievement for me. Have you kept up your goals?
I love this song from Taylor Swift’s album. Her music is my guilty pleasure.
This song is just nice to listen to. Calming.
What have you been listening to this week?
Hello! Here’s what I’ve been loving this week.
I love this song and it’s catchy chorus.
This is a new song from ‘Scherzy’ and I love the message.
What have you been listening to this week?
Recently, I’ve been so terribly busy running several different errands. I won’t bore you with the details, but I’ve become some kind of machine! Don’t worry, I’m not taking a break from blogging, but I do feel the need to publish a post about it. Yes.
When I get flustered with things, I always feel the need to pause. Just stop. Stopping is the best thing I can do in busy times. Obviously I need to do whatever I need to do, but a momentary stop always helps.
The worst thing is when I do something else whilst stopping. But then I guess that isn’t really stopping. Stopping is actually not doing anything. That’s a hard thing for me to accomplish, but hopefully I can find a way. For example, right now I’m stopping. I’m writing this blog post. Well, that’s what I consider stopping, but it’s not, is it?
My advice to anyone else feeling overwhelmed with things to do would be to take it slow. Stopping is a difficult thing for someone to do (me being a prime example) so I guess one must persevere and ‘stop’ in another way. A cup of tea or a slice of toast is totally acceptable. Also, my personal favourite is watching a bit of telly. Technically you are occupied with something, but it’s just the telly (come on, the telly is too irresistible).
How do you ‘stop’?