Vulnerable post : Why I have been away from the blog for so long
I took an almost 6 month break from the blog. It wasn’t intentional. It just happened. To say I have been busy is an understatement as I have been crazy busy. This year started out with my speaking event which was my first big project for the year. The theme was the African Woman as a modernizer. My intention was to celebrate the African woman and address contemporary issues that affect her in the modern era. It was an event that featured four guest speakers, two spoken word poets, a live conversation and an Afro beat violinist. This time, I decided to make it an hour shorter and a lot of strategic planning went into the event. As you may or may not know I plan my events by myself and get volunteers (bless them) to support on the day of.
I had a 5 day break after the event, then I travelled to Dubai with my family for some vacay time. For me it was a time to relax, unwind and reflect. I finally arrived in Dubai after a 24-hour travel time which was quite stressful. I didn’t realize it was going to be that stressful ( we would talk about it some other time ) until I embarked on the journey.
When I got back from Dubai, I got involved in a lot of community work, I mean planning events and festivals in the community, which entailed me being the middle man between different parties. June was a busy month for me. It was event planning and participation back to back. I was also a panelist and delivered some speeches. It was quite hectic.
After crazy event planning back to back, I was just so over anything that had to do with the blog and writing. I wouldn’t say I was dealing with writer’s block cause I don’t believe it exists. I guess I just needed a break and I mean a REAL break. I had intended to post on the blog but i didn’t seem very keen on it so I decided not to force it or I lose the raw connection with my readers I find!. I thought what would be best for me, would be to take a real break and focus on myself (self-care). Now, i can say I feel fully refreshed and glad to be back here. This is my first love, my happy place and space.