I’ve mentioned it in a few previous blog posts that I’m starting my junior year of high school this month. That along with moving to a new house further away from school has made me stop and question how I’m going to balance a heavier courseload, standardized testing, living further away, and all my extracurriculars in and out of school. And I realized that I just need to find a balance.
This summer I strongly considered changing my posting schedule to three days a week instead of two. However, I realized that wasn’t going to work for me, and I had to be ok with that. Such a big part of life is learning about prioritizing, and a) school comes first for me and b) I’d rather post two really good posts each week than three mediocre posts a week. Going back to prioritization, I realized that if I want to stay as active and on top of things in the YA community then I need to prep. I like to schedule all my posts ahead of time, usually 3-4 weeks in advance depending on my schedule. It’s one of the biggest stress relievers, and without the scheduling button, I wouldn’t enjoy blogging as much as I do.
This post is a bit rambly, but I just wanted to share that it’s ok if you need to switch things around or minimize or increase doing certain things to find a balance that works for you. Don’t feel pressured to have to do everything. If you need to take a break, take all the time you need. Know that the community has your back. I know the next few months might be a bit tough for me, but I also know that I have wonderful friends and mutuals in this community that I can talk to if I need to. For the next few months, I’m going to strive for balance, and I’m going to keep working to make this blog the best it can be and to keep posting content that I can be proud of.
I feel like this was a bit of a life update, so if any of you have anything that you want to share in the comments, feel free to do so. If you have any goals for the rest of the year, striving for balance is one of mine, feel free to share those as well. I’d love to know how everyone is doing.
Happy writing, happy reading, and happy blogging!