We’re into August now, and my posts for the month including Blaugust posts have been pretty sparse. Turns out I was too ambitious in my desires for this month, and I have to admit defeat. First of all, as much as I LOVE the idea of 365 days of creativity, I just can’t do it. I’m healing from my c-section, nursing every 2h, and raising my 22 month old which leaves maybe 1h a day of “mommy time” when I’m not trying to get some sleep/a shower/food. I don’t expect this to change for the next few weeks (months?). Then there was Blaugust, which I signed up for as a mentor. I feel so remote and distant from everyone else who is happily chattering away on discord, sharing their posts and motivating each other to get the blog stuff done (and podcasts, and all sorts of neat other stuff). I just can’t do it.
Add to it the postpartum depression I’ve been trying to deal with, and I simply can’t. My plate is full, I’m out of spoons, and life is just too hard right now.
I’ll try to keep posting here and there when I can because it’s therapeutic to get my thoughts out, but I’m officially admitting defeat to taking on tasks for the rest of the year, and if you don’t see me around twitter/discord/etc much, well, you know why.
Happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself.
I agree with Gracie. Do what you need to do for you! Don’t feel bad for scaling back. One day at a time, and little bite-sized pieces at a time, and before you know it you’ll be on the other side of all these challenges. ??
I’m sorry to hear that you are struggling. It’s not a defeat though! It sounds like you’re just scaling back to a schedule that is more reasonable with two little ones who need love and care. Hopefully you’ll still be able to make progress here and there on your projects if you are getting some joy or serenity out of the process. I’ll still be here cheering you on when you have time to post.