Sometimes I feel like I am drowning —

Hey everyone πŸ™‚

With as busy as I have been, I know I haven’t been consistent with my post like I was in the past and that is because I am building a new website for my personal training business I want to do & I have been traveling and out of town a whole lot more since it is the summer.Β 

Not to mention, I want to start up a new podcast for my business but it will be fun and lot more laid back — but coming up with a title has been grueling, so hopefully within the month that will be aΒ  finished product. I have had a lot on my plate with this new business venture I am taking and being sponsored by two companies and having an online presence on IG, FB and Twitter, etc has been taking a toll sometimes — it can be quite overwhelming and I am always on the go, go, go. There is hardly enough time for me to just do me *hints why I am usually gone for a long period of time from this blog*. I ma not trying to avoid any of you or make excuses for my absence but at times I need that breath of fresh air & not always will I post it.Β 

With all of this being said, I have yet to sit down and come up with a new schedule for this blog and my LGBTQ blog — so be patient with me, but do know I willΒ  and when I do, I will let all of you know, because I know many of you like routine and enjoyed my older days when I was posting more often and with new, fun and exciting things that led you to my blog in the first place. Nothing comes easy when you have a lot on your plate on and offline — so this might be something that ends up being trial and error until I get it right. Once upon a time, I was keeping track of all my milestones when it came to followers on this blog, but since slowing down and realizing I am not dedicating the same amount of time I once was to this blog I found there was no point in doing all of that when my stats reflect my failure to commit to consistency; maybe in the future I will have new milestones I can reflect on and share but for now don’t expect anything HUGE until I have been a more regular blogger again. I am not giving up blogging or letting go of this blog or any of the other blogs I do, they are all successful blogs that I will make into a side profession, but the amount of time I am dedicating to them will be hindered quite a bit for sometime until I can get more things off my plate and have a balance — especially since I am making a website, that will need my full attention as well. I was always told to not break off more than I can chew (I suppose that is too late, considering circumstances) but I can still find ways to manage my blogs without them becoming a chore ( I don’t like chores) LOL.

In the meantime, once my website is up and running — it won’t be perfect of course because I still have to take proper steps in having it look more professional and what not, but for now I just want it up and running with new post/and possibly content and maybe features.. we shall see (one step at a time) and once my podcast is created and running — I will reveal that information as well, along with any other projects I am working on that would be relevant for all of my readers.Β 

I do want to say THANK YOU, because most of you continue to keep up with my blog post, and comment and still find time to make time for my writings without complaints. I may not be as good as I once was with keeping up with your blogs, but I do appreciate the time you have taken to subscribe to my blog, follow my blog, read and share it. I know being a blogger was not meant to be easy for everyone depending on your goals, and I chose to take the long road with the most reward BUT my blog wouldn’t be as valuable or or hold a purpose without ALL OF YOU BEING APART OF IT πŸ™‚ Thank you for all your continued support. #CHEERSΒ 

Shay-lon

P.S when I compete in my first powerlifting meet, I will also be sharing this with all of you !Β 

 

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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

14 thoughts on “Sometimes I feel like I am drowning —”

  1. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! We all have a lot on our plates. I fully understand about not being consistent with your posts. I fully understand about posting across social media too. It’s not easy for sure. It’s a challenge.

    Growth hurts. You have to keep making adjustments until you get your groove/strategy πŸ™‚

    Keep going!

    You’re awesome ✌🏽😁

    Chrissy

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    1. Chrissy,
      Thank you for reminding me that nothing comes without challenges. I must be honest, you have been doing well steady blogging on a consistent basis; which big kudos to you! because it isn’t always easy to keep up and keep the same pace when other obligations or priorities start to come up. I appreciate your continued support on my blog and understanding πŸ™‚

      Shay-lon

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      1. Remember the every level that you aspire to evolve to requires a different version of yourself. So basically, the struggle will never end πŸ˜­πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ™†πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Lol. Operating at ‘level one’ is world’s apart from being on ‘level 10’.

        And thanks for the kudos on my consistency, but I disagree, lmao! πŸ˜‚ I really sucked in March and I think February. I had brain-farts/writer’s block and I was fighting myself on topics I wanted to write about. Plus all the learning curves that come with blogging/tech/business stuff and responsibilities outside blogging….πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‘ I did my best. I’m still trying to catch up.

        I have to find the strategy and schedule that works for me. I’m learning as I go! But, that’s the definition of entrepreneurship.

        And I’m always glad to support! πŸ˜ƒ

        Chrissy

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      2. That is definitely one word I am learning: “entrepreneurship” & I am learning quickly that the business side of things is a huge process.
        I mean who knew having to create yourself, and advertise yourself, the cost that come with wanting to make a profession or business out of something that you are passionate about could such a grueling process. I know it will be worth the reward assuming I do thinks correctly, but for the time being, it is like waiting for a long train -_- lol

        I swear whenever I stop by your blog, you have a new topic, lol

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      3. Everything has a cost. Success doesn’t come free or easily.

        Just keep learning as you go. Make mistakes, correct them, learn, grow and repeat!

        πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ˜ƒπŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ€™πŸ½

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  2. I totally understand, after a while, it’s not as easy to remain consistent unless blogging is all you do! I’ve struggled myself trying to keep up, but now I have given myself a more laid back timetable. We are with you Shay-lon, no matter what channels you use to communicate.

    But congratulations on your sponsorships, and as long as you continue to be you, we will keep up! All the best my friend!

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    1. Ty,
      Thank you! How did you decide how to go about giving yourself a “more laid back timetable”? I find that deciding what works is hardest when you are used to doing it all, all the time. Like slowing down seems like failure at times — I don’t know why I have that thought in mind, but when you are constantly on the go, you just feel like slowing down means missing out on something.

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      1. I realised that blogging is different then..say Instagram…as blogging just requires more time.

        If social media is part of your promotion, it’s far quicker to put out content on FB, Snap and Insta (maybe even YouTube?) so something has to give.

        I’m lucky in that I don’t have many social media channels I use, and I noticed that I was still slipping with my blog content…

        So I let go of the guilt (no “sorry I haven’t posted in a while” posts πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) and just focused on my writing, once I had a few in the bank it gave me a chance to develop a steadier output.

        You are a professional athlete Shay-lon, that is a physically demanding activity, not to mention you have more social media outlets, its cool if you have to ease back a little on some things and focus on others.

        I now understand why celebrities have social media teams! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You’re great Shay-lon, your blogging audience will stick with you no matter what. 😊🌞😊

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      2. Hahaha right, it makes sense how important people who can afford it have social media teams and people to handle their emails, etc because honestly how the hell would they have time to live their lives otherwise. I am not famous by any means and probably won’t be, if we are we being totally honest & while I am a newbie powerlifter who aims to compete and do well, who also aims to make blogging a profession on the side and who also wants to write a book and also wants to have my own business as a personal trainer, sometimes it is taxing on the mind and body.
        I suppose when you get in the habit of saying sorry all the damn time, you don’t think twice but it is true, why apologize when not everyone has the same amount of time to dedicate to blogging. I am allowed to take breaks and not blog for days at a time if it means i am being productive in other areas of my life.

        Sometimes what is once importance to us becomes an added item on a list of what is important to us — deciding the order of importance can be the real trigger.

        Shay-lon

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  3. Sorry about feeling overwhelmed I know how tough it can get when you’re trying to do everything all at once. I don’t even do social media as much as you and I still get overwhelmed. I think you just need to figure out a schedule that works for you and doesn’t leave you feeling overwhelmed. It’s amazing that you’re doing so much but remember to take some time off for yourself too because it’s easy to end up getting overwhelmed and burnt out. A lot of people think social media and blogging and stuff is easy but it’s not. There’s so much work you have to put into it that you don’t even know about until you start using social media/blogging/etc.

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    1. This is very true. I went into blogging, only blogging as recreational and past time, but after a year, I decided to take it more seriously, and I didn’t even think about social media back when because it wasn’t priority other than to post blog post, but NOW, after experiencing so much and having so many added goals and new endeavors, the list of things that need done in day become more like chores instead of hobbies. I most definitely don’t want to get burnt out from blogging and its difficult not being apart of IG daily because you leave for a day without posting and lose 10 followers.. it becomes annoying and very hard to not have to be on Instagram — if the goal is having to build more followers. I usually take weekends off for myself, but when I return it scares me to see I lost followers on the social media and then worry that my readers assumed I disappeared. lol

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      1. Yeah I started blogging to see what happens and just as kind of an outlet where I write but it’s turned into a sort of more business thing now. It’s weird. For sure Instagram is so difficult to maintain you have to give it almost all your time or you lose followers so fast. I stopped using IG for like a week while I was sick and I lost quite a few followers and it felt really suckish.

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