Project 2017 | My Name is Jas & I Needed a Break

Project 2017 | My Name is Jas & I Needed a Break

Okay so if you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I said this week has been hectic and I’d miss my Saturday post and post on Sunday instead.  Well… As you can tell, I lied.  In all honesty the last couple of weeks (and this week included) have really been the busiest of this year so far.  I know I did various posts talking about how busy I was but boy, I did not prepare myself for now.
It’s prime deadline time at Uni so not only am I inundated with essays, presentations and extra reading, but I also am attending multiple blog events next week (There might be posts on them? But honestly if you want to keep up with them your best bet is Instagram because I will be posting to my story a lot as well as hopefully posting some general pictures), and am trying to balance my internship and job at my school paper.  I wouldn’t say I’m necessarily “struggling” because I don’t know, I think I’m coping with stress better?  But, this weekend, for the first time in ages, I experienced my first bout of writer’s block, and I feel like my busyness was a contributor.
I tried.  I really did.  I sat down multiple times and opened up my blog writing area (I’m so technical with my vocabulary, aren’t I?) but nothing came out; I had very few ideas, and when I tried to push through with the ones that I did have, the wording just didn’t make any sense.  Basically, I think my brain was telling me that I needed to take a mini break.  I needed to skip an upload and make some time for me… So, I did, and now I feel so much better for it.
I cannot stress how inspired I feel again.  I’m really looking forward to my up and coming content!  We’re getting close to my favourite time of year (I’m the biggest fan of Christmas, but you’ll see that in no time hehehe) and I should hopefully have some festive posts coming up as well as a bunch of other stuff!  I have a very exciting review (and my first ever giveaway!) on the way, some new content I’m gonna test out, as well as a bunch of posts where I spill my thoughts and feelings, because would this even be my blog if I didn’t use it as an online diary? I’m also very close to my 1st Blog Anniversary which is absolutely insane – I can’t believe I’ve genuinely committed to this for a year.
It’s human nature to drift in and out of passion with things, and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for it.  The most important part is the perseverance, and I can’t wait for you guys to read the things I have coming up!
Hope you’re all doing well!  Feel free to tell me all about your life in the comments, I genuinely would like to hear it!
Lots of love,
Jas xx



  1. November 22, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I really like this post because I’ve been feeling like I need a break from Blogging/vlogging/social as well but I’ve struggled with how to go about it. I feel weird announcing it and I’m scared of losing followers while I’m on a break. I appreciate how transparent this is!

    • November 22, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      I’m glad this could help! Honestly if you need a break then you need to put yourself first. I hope that you’re able to!
      Jas xx

  2. November 26, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I hear you. I’ve actually coined the term “adult time out” as a means of explaining to others the need to step back and recharge. Good to know I’m not the only one that needs to take time away periodically in order to refill my creative tank. Looking forward to catching up when you return!

    • November 26, 2017 / 7:07 pm

      Omg “adult time out” I love it! It’s definitely needed from time to time
      Jas xx

  3. November 26, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I think we all go through this from time to time. I’ve found myself writing about 1/2 as much this past month or so

    • November 26, 2017 / 7:08 pm

      Glad you can relate – sometimes we just need a break!
      Jas xx

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