Better isn’t Best


Well, I haven’t poked my head in here in over a week.

And for some reason I don’t feel guilty about it.

You see, in June, I kinda had a major burnout, so I took time off blogging, and I also listened to people who said to be more professional. Guess what I’ve learned? It’s not fun to be professional. Blogging becomes…at least for me…more like a job instead of a community.

I invested in a “supposedly” better blog, better domain name, better everything. But I learned that better isn’t always best. And so I’ve decided I’m back here to stay. At least for the foreseeable future.

Do I regret doing what I did? Hm, nope. It was a learning experience, and if nothing else, I learned how to work πŸ˜‚

I’ve also been learning something else. Probably something more important than how to make a website. I’ve been learning that it’s okay not to work. I’m a workaholic. I work for fun, I learn for fun, I like to be super busy. I don’t let myself be sick, because I have this to do, or that to do, and in the end I become irritable, depressed, and tired.

Which means I do the things I “have” to do, and don’t enjoy them like I should.

But it’s not okay to forget one’s health and try to be a “super” person. No one is “super” or able to stay 100% healthy 100% of the time. I have a hunch that part of the reason we have so many messed up grown humans is because they never took care of themselves when they were teenagers. It’s important to deal with your mental, emotional, and physical health while you still have time.

Before you have to work a job in order to eat. Before you have other people to care for besides yourself. Before you’re alone in the world, trying to figure out where you fit in.

So I don’t know if I’ll keep my usual blogging schedule. I’m going to keep trying, but I’m also going to stop beating myself up if I miss it. This isn’t my job, this is where I come to talk to my followers, to interact in the comments.

That’s another thing. I was trying to be “professional” and I stopped having fun chats in the comments. I stopped putting in a lot of my humor.

Sure, going through hard times kinda makes you a little less funny, but being professional makes you loose all of your wit. So basically I’m saying that as teenagers, we’re still kids in the big scheme of things. Young teenagers, stop trying to grow up and look eighteen. Older teens, enjoy the last few years you have of being a teenager.

Time flies, whether you’re having fun or not, so you might as well have fun and be able to look back at the years you spent as a teenager and say that you would do nothing different. (Besides the stupid teenager mistakes we all make. *faceplant*)

Since you’ve made it through that rant,Β let’s chat! How was your Thanksgiving? What are you looking forward to this December? What are some ways you take care of yourself?


11 thoughts on “Better isn’t Best

  1. kassieangle says:

    Ahh, I’m so happy you’re back here to stay!! Youth is spent well on the young, right??
    (Although nothing says being an adult means you have to have a professional blog??)
    Thanksgiving was so pretty; we went to a local guest ranch and it was so nice!!
    WE’RE RINGING SALVATION ARMY BELLS!! It’s such a weird dream come true and I AM HYPED!! And then there’s Christmas events in town and gifts to wrap and lights and AHH I LOVE IT. πŸŽ„πŸŽΆ
    Well…I’m a bit of a workaholic myself so I need to be willing to admit that today, for instance, I kinda have the flu and need to lay in bed and write and drink ginger ale even though I want to run errands and work out and drink homemade protein shakes. I’d much rather call running and staying busy taking care of myself. And yet here I am. πŸ™ƒ

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    1. Amie says:

      *smiles* Yes, youth is well spent on the young! (I don’t know…probably not. XD I’ve never been an adult, so I wouldn’t know. πŸ˜‰ ) Ooh, ranches are awesome and WHAT?! YAYAYAYAYAY for ringing Salvation Army balls!!!!!
      Take a break and get totally well, Kassie. *hugs* You need the rest. πŸ˜€

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  2. Jo says:

    ain’t it beautiful to cease all the do and simply be? πŸ™‚

    that being said,
    I’m pretty sure you’re well aware of all the cringey stuff I did last year XD and I second your sentiments on childhood fullheartedly

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    1. Amie says:

      It is beautiful. So very beautiful.

      *laughs* Yes, Jo. I am well aware, and I am glad to say that I don’t cringe at it. It was simply part of you becoming the amazing person you are.

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  3. toadstoolartblog says:

    I totally agree. Blogging should be something one does for the fun of sharing things with others πŸ˜€
    I personally prefer chatty, casually written blog posts over formally written ones anyway.

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