I Am The Author Of My Life Story

I am the author of my life story, so why the bloody hell am I sat here sulking about things I’m not happy with? If we want something we should take some responsibility and go and get it. Shouldn’t we? So far in my life, I think I have pretty much written my story the way I wanted it to be. So what’s the problem now?

I wanted to leave stress and negativity behind, so I started living a healthier lifestyle. I started eating better, working out more, and meditating. Then, I started the Serenely Sam blog.

So why, after only 3 months as Serenely Sam, have I found myself struggling to write? I sat down on three separate occasions to write and came up with nothing. Honestly, I must have at least 100 post ideas, yet I’d still sit staring at the page or screen for hours, having written nothing.

I told Chris I was thinking about giving up blogging altogether. He was shocked, to say the least, as he told me I couldn’t quit because “you love writing and you’re really into all this wellness stuff!” He was right. I do love writing and I am ‘into all this wellness stuff’.

The problem is, I have been so concerned with making sure I had content for the blog and raising my stats as fast as I could, that I wasn’t actually focusing on my wellness. I was making myself stressy. How could I write anything if I couldn’t focus on the writing?

I have written posts such as start doing and taking one step at a time but here I am, not taking my own advice.

I guess the point I am trying to make is that because I am the author of my life story, as you are yours, then I should write my story exactly how I want it to be. Other people will feature in my story, but ultimately, nobody else can write it for me.

This also means I write the story of my blog too. Yes, blogs need consistency, and yes, I want it to be a source of income, but should these things come at the expense of my mental health? I think the serene life I want is more important than achieving a good DA score or a certain number of page views.

At the end of the day, stats aren’t the be-all and end-all. That could be applied to many life situations actually, couldn’t it? The bigger picture is more important. I will spend time focussing on my blog, but I will focus on my wellness more.

Are you living the life you want to or do you need to edit your story a little bit too?

Sam x

Mission Mindfulness


  • Ross - The Stented Papa

    I took 3 months off blogging and social earlier this year (Jan-Apr) and it was the best move ever. Now I’m way more focused and am back writing again which is a great feeling. Don’t be afraid to take a step back if/when needed.

  • Welsh Mum Writing

    I completely understand Sam. You have to do what you want and there’s more to life than stats and DA. Write when you feel like it and don’t when you don’t. You’ll find the path to the write words at the right time. #TriumphantTales

  • Lisa Pomerantz

    I hear you and can completely empathize. I say, do what you gotta do, and do it when you can/want to. Your path or journey will take shape. Hard work is always the way. I find nothing comes to us easily, yet I remain optimistic. #thesatsesh xoxo

  • Hayley

    Blogging can be all-consuming if we allow it to me can’t it?! And I find that there is a real contradiction about ‘wellness blogging’ if we add not careful – we certainly need to be authentic and look after ourselves they say we are advising others (she says typing this at nearly 11pm!). A lovely blogging buddy said to me recently ‘real life before blogging EVERY time’ and I have to remember that and not worry about stats etc. Take care honey xx #thesatsesh

  • aliduke79hotmailcom

    We all know that we should be writing our own story and not getting caught up in everything else, but sometimes things are not that simple. Do what works for you.

  • JakiJellz

    I think we all need to do a bit of editing every now and again. I find everything in moderation. Take a step back , it will come and it will all work out. Thanks so much for sharing with #TriumphantTales!

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