The Pressure To Read For Content Can Become Overwhelming: Why I Stopped Reviewing Books On The Blog

If you turn a hobby into a passion project or a side hustle – I hope you’re ready to relearn how to function with said hobby that once brought you joy and happiness. Entering into this relationship of making a hobby into a passion project or side hustle will likely alter your relationship with it. It will be rocky but hopefully – you still love whatever it is. In my case I’m talking reading and books. As someone who started as a ‘book blog’, which has now morphed into just a ‘blog’ because I want to take that leap into talking about my other loves on this blog.

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Lessons Learned From A Year Long Blog Hiatus

In an era where social media is ever present in our lives, taking breaks are often overlooked. Cast aside in favour of the hustle lifestyle. Suddenly working long hours, checking off a massive to do list and having the sleep pattern of an owl was in; as long as said owl gets up sleep deprived to continue the grind. Hustle culture and the glamorisation of productivity affected me more than I realised. The relationship I had with my blog, evolved from it being my escape and something fun, to a source of overwhelm and stress. Burnout began to set in as I tried to keep pace in some race, with an ever moving finish line.

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Yearly Brew 2021: Favourite Reads, Musings On Albums, Final Thoughts On The Year

2021 was a year of stillness in a lot of areas of my life. Perhaps most noticeably was my blog remained still, except for my quarterly brew posts. I was on a hiatus the entire year. It gave me the space to breathe, try and figure out where I want to take things. It also gave me the space and freedom to try new things, that being said I am happy to say I will be returning in the New Year!

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2021 Summer Brew: Binging Dramas, Stray Kids Comeback, Blog Revamp But Did I Finish Any Books?

The question so many of my friends are waiting on an answer for, did I finally finish those books? I can say I finished one and am in the middle of another 2 books. My reading game has been slow, which is ok I’m just procrastinating the inevitable pain these books will give me. This summer has been packed with all sorts of things most importantly, Stray Kids comeback which happened late August. (yes that takes centre stage ahem, my reading game may be in the gutter but my love for this group is very much alive.) I also got carried away with dramas and then I found my blogging groove a little bit as you may notice, the colours have changed and the blogs main page has a bit of a revamp. More is planned though…I’m just tired.

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2021 Spring Brew: Hiatus Update, Struggling With Burnout & More!

The burnout is very real. I explain more in the actual post, which by the way this post feels like it’s kind of all over the place? I am sorry about that friends, the only thing my brain could fully focus on whilst writing this post seems to be Ateez and Stray Kids… If you’ve been curious about what I’ve been up to these past 3 months, what I’ve watched, read and life updates. Then it’s all here in this post! The hiatus update is at the very end if you’re just here for that 😉

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