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First things first I just want to say I am so sorry for randomly becoming MIA for so long. It was certainly never intended, and I have missed blogging so so much! So I am sure some of you are wondering where I have been, and why no new content has went up in well over a month. So today I am going to explain where the hell I have been.
So going all the way back to November 2017 I had a full month of content planned out. I had every intention of doing blogmas, and I had all my posts planned out. I had actually already started on some content so that it would be a little easier to get a post up every single day. However, obviously I did not post at all. Sometimes life just throws you some curve balls that stop you in your tracks, and throws out all your plans.
The first reason my blog has been lacking in content is because of my job. Being a manager in retail during holiday season can take up quite a lot of your time. I found myself extra busy with working extra hours, and then trying to prepare for Christmas with my family. Needless to say between working and trying to spend time with loved ones, the blog among other things got put on the back burner. I am not at all happy about that, but my full time job pays the bills so obviously it has to take some kind of priority.
While all the hustle and bustle of work and the holidays was taking place I also had an opportunity to get a new puppy. So of course, as you see in the picture above, I took full advantage of that opportunity. So welcome the newest member of the Distressed family, Daisy May! Needless to say she keeps me busy day and night. I have took a lot of my spare time from work, and focused it on her. Plus a new puppy is just like a new born baby, I am constantly busy, and up all hours of the night. So I admittedly decided to play with the puppy rather than blog. (But come on, who wouldn’t?!?)
So all those reasons aside, there is one big one that definitely influenced how long I was MIA. All those other reasons gave me a good excuse to take a break, but that break has been a lot longer than planned. The biggest thing in my way lately has been my health. Something I rarely talk about is the fact that I have fibromyalgia. However, it is something I deal with on a daily basis, and I always will.
For quite some time I never let my illness get me down. It changed my life completely, and anyone who suffers from some kind of chronic pain knows exactly what I mean. I am in pain all the time, I get horrible migraines, I can’t focus, I am always exhausted, and well the list could go on a lot longer. I can’t do things like I used too because the pain gets in the way. For so long I tried to never let it show, but everyone has their breaking point.
The past few months I have really struggled. I have really let it get to me in a way it hasn’t before. I found myself spiraling down a sad and depressed path, and I honestly didn’t know what to do. I started to lose myself. I literally have got to a point where I work, and I sleep. That’s it. Sounds depressing right? I’ve never been the type to get defeated so easily, but I have definitely been letting it get me down lately. So I honestly could not sit down to write out content because I knew I would not be putting full effort into it. And my readers deserve content that I have thought out, and put effort into. I refused to put up content that I didn’t put time and effort into. I chose to not write at all instead.
If you are still here reading my blog or if your a new follower, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I never meant to stop blogging, but it was something that I had to do. I am still not 100%, but I am feeling some what better. Better enough to once again open my laptop and do what I love.
I know this is far from the kind of post I usually do, but I wanted to explain where I have been. Starting Wednesday I will be back to makeup posts just as I was before. I am super excited to start talking about makeup again. I have so many things to share with all of you!
Thanks again for taking some time to spend on my page, and I hope to have you join me again!