Blooming El



Over the past year or so, I’ve begun to understand the importance of taking time out. Taking a step back from your situation, allowing yourself room to breathe, reflect and figure out your next move is an effective way of climbing out of a negative rut. 

I 'quit' blogging at the beginning of this year. I found myself in a negative rut with my blog and I didn't understand why. I lacked creativity, I lacked confidence, and I felt so under pressure to publish good content every week. 

uk-lifestyle-blog-blooming-elIn order to deal with these negative feelings, I took my blog offline and I made a promise to myself that I would focus more on reading, finding a new hobby or enrolling on a leisure course. 

I did read more and I started my online creative writing course. However, something was missing.

They say you don't know what you've got till it's gone and it's very true. In order for me to realise how much I enjoyed blogging, I had to step away from it and allow myself to miss it. Boy, did I miss it. I missed documenting my thoughts, my adventures and general life tales. I missed having a creative outlet, a hobby that I enjoyed. 

It's now August and I have just re-launched Blooming El. Instead this time, I'm not putting any pressure on myself. For me, blogging is a hobby - just like creative writing and reading. It's a way for me to document my thoughts and adventures, however big or small they may be. 

I hope you'll join me on this renewed venture, it's going to be blooming lovely.


  1. THIS MAKES ME INCREDIBLY HAPPY <3 So so glad to have you back!

  2. Glad you are back! Loved reading this post, it is so crucial to take time out and I'm pleased you feel you've had that time to rest. Enjoy blogging for you!!

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