I was looking at the calendar this weekend and couldn’t believe that it is almost the end of January already. I’ve been really struggling this month. January is likely my least favorite time of the year for multiple reasons.
- It is cold (really f’ing cold this year). Winter is the season that I put up with, and January is usually the worse – cold, dark and just no fun.
- The pressure. Doesn’t it feel like January is so full of pressure? I mean, we are bombarded with ads and people creating resolutions to better themselves. I’m all for trying to better yourself, but I hate trying to start in January. All I ever want to do is cuddle up on the couch and read a book.
- Negativity. While there is negativity all the time, it seems to hit me harder in January. While I’m far from a super upbeat person, I try not to spread my pessimism around. It constantly amazes me how nasty people can be online. If I see a post or an outfit that I don’t like, I just shake my head and move on. There is no need to be mean about it. But there are people (so many!) that think it is fun to make fun of people, especially bloggers, on places like GOMI. I will never understand why people go out of their way to make fun of people. Would you do the same with people in real life? If people do, I’m going to guess they don’t have many friends, and maybe thats why they feel the need to be nasty online.
All of these things have made blogging hard. Part of me questions why I continue to blog when it seems more like a chore than a fun hobby. I’m going to do a little soul searching on what I want to do with this little corner of my life. I love the people that I have “met” through blogging, especially all the Blended Blog ladies. I’ve had so much fun getting to know these ladies and learning from them. But I don’t want to make blogging a part of my life that I look at with a side eye. I want to enjoy it and look at it as a creative outlet in my life. So there might be some changes happening around Puppies & Pretties. I’m just not sure what yet.
Speaking of the Blended Blog, I’m posting today on New Year, New Closet. Go check it out.
Don’t forget to be ready for Reading Lately on Friday. Hope you will join us! I’m trying to finish one more book before then, because I’m a nerd like that 🙂
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