Back At It: Hiatus Over

Hello again, what a long time it has been since my last upload on the blog.

I wasn’t planning to have a hiatus of this length, but it is what it is and I am back with a vengeance.

Truthfully, I have struggled with writer’s block a lot for many months, even years at this point.

Life has been all over the place, so have my emotions. Not being able to convey or express how I’ve been feeling has affected me quite heavily.

I put a lot of pressure on myself in all aspect of life, whether it is my appearance or what my poems are about. The hunger for perfection is insatiable, to put it bluntly.

Creativity has always had a big place in my mind, heart and soul. So to feel like nothing I did was good enough was very taxing on my mental health and it still is, sometimes.

The goal is to take baby steps, and start off small and build my way back up the ladder once more. It might not always be consistent or on point, but it will be authentic to me and my journey of it all.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to anyone who has followed or just discovered my blog on here. Any engagement I receive is wholeheartedly appreciated. It truly means the world and encourages me to continue, even if I’m not feeling my best.

What are my plans for the months ahead?

As of now, I hope to update the blog at least once a week, if not more. It all depends on life’s schedule and God’s plan for me on this path.

I count my blessings every day that I have good health, a wonderful support system and an overall decent life.

That’s not to say that there won’t be challenges along the way, but I will take that on if the occasion arises.

For the time being, I want to remain present and in tune with the universe so a hiatus like the previous one is out of the question.

Balance is key, which an impatient person like me needs to be reminded of on a daily basis.

It is my hope that I can commence further work on my third poetry collection, and make progress with that as it has been four years since A Cryptic Human Entity.

Well, as of tomorrow it will be the 4th anniversary of that second poetry book and I still cannot fathom it.

The theme for the next book is still up for debate. I feel like a lot has changed and evolved since my initial concept for it, that I might do something completely different.

I have a lot that I want to share and heal from on an emotional level, timing is key too.

There’s a chance I might do a mini version of the next collection, and a full, extended edition of the poetry book next year. So excited to finally start this project in a proper way.

Until then, stay tuned for more updates as I go along. After all, we only have the life God gave us, we need to make every second count.

And also, happy belated 7th anniversary to my pride and joy, this little blog of mine, DAYDREAM MADNESS.

It’s also my birthday in 12 days, how exciting! But anyway, hope you all have an amazing rest of your weekend and I’ll speak to you soon.

Happy Sunday and God bless you all!

Yours truly,

Mila. Xo

Life Changes & Inner Peace: Resolutions For 2022

Hello again, fellow writers and blog readers.

Christmas is now over, and everyone is slowly preparing for their NYE festivities, whatever that may look like. It’s also that time of year where we all reflect on the current year before it ends, and what we hope to discover in the next.

Personally, I love making these types of lists. But, I do want these resolutions to matter in the long run. Life changes don’t just have to happen every January onwards.

I’ll probably have my fair share of moments where I don’t sleep well, or meditate enough, things like that. But to be honest, I’m human and nothing is ever perfect.

Learning to be mindful and living in the present moment is important, to balance out the discipline and expectations we all have/expect of ourselves.

Without further delay, here are my top 5 (or 10, haha) resolutions/life changes that I want to incorporate into my daily routine and improve my current lifestyle.

1. To sleep better
2. Eat more mindfully
3. Read more books
4. Save more, spend less
5. Prioritize my mental health

Another five, because why not?

6. Declutter the house/wardrobe
7. Write more consistently
8. Start work on poetry book #3
9. Get more active
10. Meditate/journal

These are in no particular order, might I add.

I had many more I could mention, but these are the most relevant to my life at this moment. It doesn’t matter if I don’t successfully achieve all these things, as long as I am aware of my goals and at least trying to be the best version of myself. A journey like this is not always straightforward, but it is possible when the timing is right.

Would love to hear about what your own resolutions are for 2022. Or if you’ve decided not to participate in it this year, it’s fine either way.

This might be my last post of 2021, although I probably will post something on NYE as a farewell to what has been a strange year, to say the least.

Love,

Mila. Xo

Motivating Thursday

You know it’s been a wonderful day when you’re exhausted, but happy.

Heart is full of gratitude and love for the ones in my life. Blessed in many ways, and I’m beginning to write more as well, which is truly a nice feeling too.

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Tired But Awake

Things to do, no energy but still not able to sleep just yet.

Story of my life these days, it seems.

Frankly, I look forward to the weekend. A time to rest, think less and be more mindful.

Hoping to have an early start tomorrow, to inspire my productivity and energy levels, for that matter.

Have a wonderful evening.

Mila. Xo

Gratitude List

The week is almost over, and it has certainly been eventful, slightly chaotic and stressful, but still better than the previous two.

Looking forward to the weekend ahead, I can’t wait to rest a lot, eat well and take it easy.

I’ve tried to be more mindful recently, if I’m honest.

Almost midnight here, kind of tired so I might go and sleep shortly.

Have a wonderful evening, everyone.

Mila. Xo

Motivational Friday

As I begin to feel better, motivation seems more present than ever. And honestly, that’s what I needed.

It’s an ongoing process, and every day will be different. Although, trying to be more on the mindful side of things can be so beneficial.

Taking a moment to have gratitude, empathy towards yourself and this journey of life that you’re on.

It truly is the little, finer details in life.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Mila. Xo