This post was scheduled for months prior (along with a few more posts to come) but for some reason I couldn’t seem to press publish. It wasn’t the photos or the content that was withholding me from posting, it was the mere fact that for the past few months I have been trying to cut myself some slack. This post is probably very much over due but I thought I should explain why my posting schedule has changed the past few months….so here it goes!
As you may already know, I have been living in Toronto for the past 4 months and will continue to live here until early July. As of July, both my husband and I will be heading back out east to ‘set up shop.’ In other words, my husband will be starting a new position in Halifax and I will be finishing up my final year of psychiatry residency (wow, has time flown). For the past year (up until the past 6 months) I was posting on a 5 days per week schedule here on BlareJune.com. To be honest with you, I didn’t think much about it. Yes, I was working non-stop between my job as a physician and preparing/writing posts for my blog….but when you love what you do it truly doesn’t feel like work. Blogging for me has always been incredibly enjoyable and rewarding… and thankfully it continues to feel this way.
However, for the past 6 months, I have decided that I need to cut myself some slack and realize that although I can ‘do it all’ (I believe I proved that to myself after a full year of 5 days per week of posts), there isn’t a need. Yes, ideally, it would great if I could provide my readership with fresh content on the blog daily. I realized that although my schedule has changed (just for now) you all continue to be so loyal regardless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Like in life, not all things are permanent. My job here in Toronto isn’t permanent, my role as a senior psychiatry resident isn’t permanent and therefore my current commitments will change in time as well (and when they do, I plan to resume my regular schedule). However, until then I want to thank each and every one of you for sticking by me as I try to balance my personal life with my hectic professional life. I truly love to write and create meaningful content that I hope impacts someone else in a positive way. Whether it is travel, fashion or content on health and wellness….I will always make time to do what I love so much!
If there is one thing I have recently learned that I would love for someone to take from this post it is 1.There is never a good time and 2. Never give up. I believe that many people in my situation would convince oneself that the ‘timing just isn’t right‘ to explore interests and new business ventures. For me, I have one more year of training remaining that consists of endless hours of working with very serious diseases and disorders. However, what I have learned is there is never a good time. I have started Blare June almost a year and half ago and in no way will I let my ‘baby’ go to the waistline as a result of my schedule becoming busier and demands continuing to grow. What I do need to do is change the expectations I have on myself (keyword change….not lower) and keep pushing through…as like in life, not all things are permanent!
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Blare June xx