I've been a longtime follower of Becca's blog, Cake., back when it called Birthday Girl. After reading her candid post titled "Things I'm Afraid to Tell You" this morning, I couldn't get it off my mind.
As a mom of two with a demanding full-time job, it has been a struggle trying to juggle everything and still have time to pursue my passions. I'm embarrassed to admit that blogging and party planning have at times consumed my life. All of the posts, social networking, submissions, and self-promotions have really taken a toll on my family life and personal well-being. And
frankly, I'm not a pleasant person to be around when I'm stressed out -- just ask my husband.
There's been numerous occasions when I've contemplated calling it quits. Even when my blog was undergoing a total redesign, I had doubts about whether to continue. This year, I've made a conscious effort to cut back on the posts, photo shoots and parties, and focus more on what I truly enjoy -- tutorials.
I need to stop obsessing over blog and Facebook statistics. It's like getting on the scale every morning.
I feel pressured to have a perfectly styled dessert table at every event. Sure, all of the coordinating gumballs, decorated cookies, rock candy and macarons look gorgeous for the pictures, but it's really not my thing. I'm so over the dessert table trend. OK, I've said it. I may never be featured on another top party site ever again, but so what?!
Thanks, Becca for giving me the courage to let it all out. What things are you afraid to tell your readers?