Where’s Melly been?! For those of you who have been following my site – you may have noticed a lack of updates for the last 7 weeks or so. For that, I owe you an apology. While I have tons of content that needs to be written I have found myself in a bit of a slump. It’s been a combination of a lack of motivation and writers block has kept me from producing the content that I want to, and the content that you all deserve.
I’ve recently returned from my amazing trip to California, only to come to the realization that I have no more travels planned. In fact, I can’t even afford to think about going anywhere – and for someone who has set off wherever she wanted at a moment’s notice, it’s been a tough pill to swallow. I feel as though I have nothing to look forward to, and I think I’ve finally started to understand what people talk about when they mention post-travel blues.
This is difficult for me to write, as I don’t want to come off as a complainer, however – I cannot continue to hide away and put off writing. I owe it to my readers and to the companies I’ve worked with to produce the content I’ve promised. In saying that, I’ve found myself in a rut – I feel as though my content is not being seen as much as it should be and that there is limited (if any) support and promotion coming from my current and past partnerships.
On top of these feelings, I have had to take a good hard look at myself and figure out what I ‘want to do with my life.’ I’ve proclaimed that I’ve been “Living Life on my own Terms” – however, my current bank account balance is quickly putting that type of thinking on hold. I’ve been on the job search, desperately seeking employment that won’t kill my spirit or suck my soul dry. Maybe I’m being too picky… I don’t know. Unfortunately, travel blogging as my only source of income simply isn’t paying the bills or giving me any type of financial freedom to do the things that I both want and NEED to do.
I am not saying that I’m packing in The Mellyboo Project – that is simply not the case. But I need to be honest with myself and everyone who reads. The Mellyboo Project isn’t going anywhere; I am pulling myself up by my bootstraps and have some new content that is nearly ready to share!
So hold tight – there are more travel stories, tips, and photos from my travels from all over the world coming at ya! In the coming days and weeks I will be continuing to tell the story of my journey through East Africa with Nomad Adventure Tours, and then I will finally share with you highlights from my trip to California.
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