Xiananigans will resume weekly posts Sunday.
I could use the age-old excuse of being “too busy” to write, but that’s not really the case. Lacking self-discipline to carve out time for writing each day and not holding myself accountable because “hey, I’m pregnant” sounds like a legitimate excuse to that pesky, inner critic are the main factors holding me back.
Also, placing blame on burnout from work where eight hours of my day is spent in front of a screen, either reading, editing and proofing copy, sounds good to me.
However, in the earlier hours of my day, I’m not stepping away from the screen, instead indulging in Netflix, an occasional podcast and catching up on conversations in various WeChat groups.
Putting creative endeavors on the back burner won’t work any longer, I’m afraid. When Baby Z arrives in about two months, give or take a week or two, beginning a writing routine will pose a greater challenge.
There’s so many ideas, too many in fact, I have for this space (there are 30 drafts in various stages of despair). I’ll also resume accepting guest posts. Do you have a blog of your own? I’d be much obliged to guest post there, too.
Here’s to breaking the blog silence, resuming an outlet and reconnecting with a thriving, growing niche blogging community.
And while you eagerly await Sunday, go check out other blogs by Western Women Who Love Chinese Men, including the collective offerings on WWAM Bam!
A rather timely post, given the headlines as of late, is Jocelyn’s recent article on her blog Speaking of China. Talk about outrageous double standards and a foreboding sense that history really is repeating itself…