Recently, things have been quieter around here in terms of consistent posts, so I wanted to take the opportunity to address it. The months of June and July have been quite turbulent and unpredictable for me and many of the people around me. My boyfriend and I have been traveling back and forth between Wisconsin and Colorado in order to take care of some family matters, and my sister and I had to prepare for and face our depositions for the ongoing lawsuit.
As you can imagine, all of this has taken a huge toll on my mental health and motivation, so I stopped writing as much as I previously was. At the same time, I was nervous about stepping back from the blog because I’m aware that I’m the type of person to give up when things get complicated. This is an example of me underestimating myself despite all I’ve accomplished! It’s just my inner critic that won’t let up.
Whenever I start to get into this mindset, it can be surprisingly difficult to snap myself out of it. But life happens!! I know and have known so many people who tend to feel guilty about not being as productive as possible all the time. They fail to recognize that there is nothing wrong with distancing yourself from a project or work when necessary. It’s important to keep reminding yourself of that, especially when it feels like the sky is falling.
To get back into the swing of things, I have been working on several projects for a few of the publications I write for on Medium. I’ve also finally set up an account on “Buy Me A Coffee.” The platform enables independent content creators to easily build a community of supporters. (I would highly recommend checking it out to see if it works for your business.)
Since creating Eternal Metamorphosis in January, I’ve celebrated many small accomplishments. I’ve reached over 1000 views on the blog (THANKS TO YOU), established myself on another platform (Medium), and have been accepted to write for three well-known publications. I know this is still just the beginning of a journey, but it’s so exciting to see how much has happened in six months. Who knows what January 2022 will look like?!
Building on this momentum by consistently creating content takes time and energy. As I stated before, it’s been a rough couple of months. Although it excites me to continue writing and creating, I could use some help! To support my work, you can click on the link below and choose how many cups you’d like to contribute! Thank you all so much for all your support!