Hey y’all!! I know it’s been a bit since I’ve blogged, but I haven’t forgotten about you! Things have just been developing here at a more rapid pace than I anticipated! But I just had somewhat of a revelation and I think I’m going to be blogging a lot more frequently now!
Recently I realized that my meal preps had been changing a lot. When I first started prepping, I would make more involved recipes, snacks, etc. It took more time, but it wasn’t a big deal to me! I didn’t have many time constraints and I LOVE cooking, so it worked out well.
Fast forward to now…the focus of my planning for meal preps is how fast can I make them (along with healthy and budget-friendly). I make more slow cooker and one-dish meals, less snacks and just less complicated recipes overall. It was a startling change to realize!
When I realized this a week ago, I thought “That would make a great blog post! I could talk about how to change your preps to fit your life!” I was so excited, but I also felt bad because of how infrequently I was blogging. My time has gotten to the point where I am working from when I wake up to when I fall asleep more days than not and my lack of writing on here the past couple of months had me a bit apprehensive about starting up again….my thoughts focused on “But what if I can’t keep posting and I have to stop again for 2 more months?”
But today I had a realization! Here I was, wanting to write to you about being flexible. About being willing to change as your schedule and demands change. But I wasn’t willing to do the same when it came to the blog! I was stuck in this mentality that if I couldn’t do my normal blog posts then I couldn’t blog at all.
My “average” weekly meal prep post can take up to 5-6 hours….and that is just not time I have available right now. But why can’t I change how I’m doing things to fit my schedule now instead of just stopping all together?! Wouldn’t it be better to share what’s are going on, the meals I’m prepping, and all the other things I’ve always shared with you, than to just disappear? Once I realized this, it was like this huge pressure and weight was just lifted!
We can all get stuck in the way we are doing things. It’s easy to not realize changes that can be made to make things work better for you! Even while I thought I was being flexible, I was still stuck in my routine and way of thinking. Realizing this has allowed me to bring blogging back into my life and that is awesome!
So I’m making some changes to what I’m posting from now on and you should be hearing from me much more often! I can’t promise that I will be posting every week right now, but it will be close. So stay tuned for more posts in the future, starting this coming weekend!