I've been absent on the old Gypsy Flower blog for a little while, but I wanted to break the unplanned hiatus today.
After an awfully stressful day with Scout yesterday, today seems like a different life completely, and I've not felt bothered all day, (apart from waking up tired, but show me a mum who doesn't.) This is kind of life at the minute; full of ups and downs.
Scout is a fully fledged toddler now, and definitely knows how to wrap Mummy around his little finger; and with this fun age comes a lot of changes, something I've never dealt well with. I think that's why the Gypsy Flower blog just got put on the back burner. I didn't have time for it. Sure, I could fit in a little filming session for the YT channel every now and then; and if editing was just a straight forward cut and paste job then I was good to go. But blogging is a totally different thing altogether, and finding time to sit down and have a quiet half an hour sometimes proves incredibly difficult.
I'm hoping 2016 will be the year that I can make Gypsy Flower bloom again. After looking back at super old posts and being all reminiscent of 'the good old days' I've found my mojo again. I want 2016 to be the year that I learn to juggle being a mama, running a blog/Youtube channel/household, and find true happiness again along the way.
I'm not going to lie, 2015 was a tough year for me. My depression has been rearing it's ugly head , (something of which I am determined to deal with without medication this time,) we moved hundreds of miles back up the country, and Liam's work days/hours have been forever changing; making a routine really hard to settle in.
This year, I'm hoping without all the big changes, I'll be able to get myself into some kind of good schedule. I'm going to have set days on which to write/film, and set days for the other life bits that I need to get done.
I don't really have many resolutions as such this year; I just want to be able to say that I'm truly happy. I would like to feel comfortable in my own skin, have less 'down day', be generally less stressed, and feel fulfilled when it comes to my little area of the internet.
I know with the huge flurry of new bloggers daily, it's hard to comment on every post you read; but I think that's one of the things I would love to get back here. Whilst looking back on my old posts I realised how many people used to comment compared to now, it's sad to see and I don't think I really appreciated the people who did comment back then. It really does make you feel like people are enjoying what you write.
I'd love to know what you guys, as readers of Gypsy Flower, would like to see here. Whether it be certain styles of posts, changes to the layout/design, or even just requests for specific reviews etc.
I want to end this little 'Hello' post by saying thank you. If you are a long time reader from back in the day, or a new reader who has just so happened to stumble on this post, thank you for reading Gypsy Flower, and I hope that 2016 will bring many more posts that you will enjoy reading.
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