Hi to anybody who may be new, and welcome back to those who have been with me for a while. As you can see my blog has had a little makeover. I went into what’s new and what you can expect from my new site in my latest IG TV video – watch it here.
I should get straight into why I spent close to two months away from my blog. Well it was a combination of writers block and self care. I am always going on about taking breaks and I normally take a day or a few weeks away from my blog whenever I can.
I wanted to focus on my why and my mental health, I realised I give myself way too much to do in such a short space of time that I normally just feel burnt-out. To stop that from happening again, I took some time away to focus on what content I wanted to produce and I needed to take my mental health seriously.
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Thinking of doing a slight rebrand. I have been thinking about transitioning to WordPress for a while now and I really want to solidify my why. I’m taking some time out to really focus on my blog, it’s honestly my baby 💖 . In The meantime I’ll be sharing some of my older posts on my social platforms and still keeping the Instagram feed busy (when I actually have things to do 😂) Saabirahlawrence.com #linkinbio for my latest blog post 💻
Fear of everything and anything has been severely holding me back lately. This time away from creating content for my blog has highlighted this, as well as a few other things. Friends and fellow bloggers have helped me figure out what I am supposed to be doing, I wasn’t sure if what I was doing made sense, I felt like I had too many things going on with my blog. I can confidently say that most of my content is race and wellness focused and anything else that I write about works well alongside those topics.
This time away has given me so much clarity. I have a stronger idea of what I am doing and why I’m doing it. I still battle with moments of self-doubt and sometimes find myself comparing myself to others. I have to keep reminding myself that I am not in a race. Blogging is something I do because I enjoy the way writing makes me feel and how my wiriting makes others feel.
My Black History Month series that I have been working on for the past month starts on Monday 1st October. All of last years and this years posts can be found here.