On Burnout and Peace


This image from Pocket Fuel basically sums it up.

In the last few weeks, I’ve had quite a few readers ask for advice on how to overcome discouragement and burnout as a blogger.

It must be the season for that because throughout the last few weeks of 2013, I myself have been working through that thing called burnout. Specifically food blogger burnout, teacher of struggling students burnout, and cleaning my new old house burnout. Cleaning. BLEH.

I recently read a post by an entrepreneur friend about this very topic, and after I read it I just felt better. There is something really comforting about knowing you’re not the only one. So if you’re feeling tired and burned out, take heart. Cause we’re all in this together.


Me? Ok, let’s back up a few weeks, to before I started sleeping in during the longest winter break ever. Before that goodness.

I was staying up too late.

I was getting up too early.

My expectations for myself were really ambitious, and frankly, way. too. high. Because one single person cannot possibly manage a teaching job while publishing three weekly recipe posts, responding to all emails, being an expert at all social media, improving their photography, working with a sponsorship team, creating a new product… AND staying physically active, being well-rested, investing in important relationships, and generally feeling happy all at once. Not. Possible.

Then Christmas happened. Planning did not. Our sweet, romantic evening of Christmas tree decorating got pushed back at least 73 times and eventually became a time to embark on house fixing projects. Hm, fun. There was present buying happening on Christmas Eve and last minute wrapping that happened just in time to hand the presents to their recipients. As a person who likes to think she has her ducks in a very straight row, that was yucky yuck.

Christmas Tree

Then came the real punch: the worst head cold I’ve had in years came and kicked me in the face. The lack of sleep, the working all the time, the skipped workouts, the never ending quest for “balance” (yeah, right)… it just caught up with me in the form of physical sickness and pure exhaustion. A horrible side effect of being sick was that my appetite basically disappeared. One night I literally stood in the kitchen, looking in every cupboard, thinking through anything I could make that sounded remotely good enough to blog about. The result was the pomegranate shrimp dish from that fail post. Ugh, gag. I needed a break. And a nap. And a bowl of Annie’s white cheddar macaroni and cheese followed by a Salty Dog chocolate bar.

The cold ended up turning into a sinus infection that knocked me down and out for a week leading right up to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And when I say knocked me down and out, I mean I was completely worthless to do anything and felt 99% miserable 99% of the time.

I’m not dramatic, though.

sweet, sweet peace.

I am determined to change this year.

For the first 9 days of this fresh new chapter, I’ve been prioritizing this strange and wonderful thing called resting. After a nice long journey together, my sinus infection and I parted ways and I no longer risk coughing up both lungs when 9pm hits. I feel rested. I’m eating better. Things in my heart and mind are a little lighter. I have enough energy to try doing things like yoga pilates fusion. Once. Because, wow. That’s hard.

Fresh Kale

In 2014, it’s time for peace and rest every day, all the time, in every season.

  • sleeping
  • reading books
  • learning from podcasts —> I challenge you to listen to this, particularly #8, #9, and #10, and not be changed for the better
  • going to church, bonus if we make it on time
  • exercising
  • drinking water
  • dating Bjork
  • cooking and baking, not necessarily for the blog or a project but just for the pure enjoyment! I mean, gosh. Imagine that.


you, too. right?

If you are a blogger or entrepreneur, you know the pressure of being your own boss. You WANT to work all the time. And if you’re not an entrepreneur, same goes. You get it. Sometimes life just … yeesh. It’s a lot.

We all have down swings, whether you feel like quitting or you don’t have enough energy to do everything that you want to do or you have a nasty cold and are just plain old tired. So to answer the question that I set out to answer at the beginning – how do we get past burnout and discouragement and lack of inspiration – my answer, based on personal experience, is let’s take that seriously and bring rest and peace in before the downward spiral sucks the quality out of our work and our lives.

And take it seriously means chill out. For real. Slow down, stop working for a while, and come back in a few weeks and tell me if you find that a) your inspiration back, b) your work quality goes up a jillion percent, and c) you’re nicer to be around. Cause that’s what I’m thinking is going to happen.


I recently read this great article on why being busy isn’t respectable anymore. It deserves a read. Take it to heart, fellow over-committers and people who want to do everything and be busy all the time (ahem, self). This is really really good stuff.

I also recently read this great article on divorcing your phone. For my peeps who understand the love/hate phone addiction thing.

We have a framed print from Sacred Made in our bedroom that says Peace: Heavenly Rest. Beautiful prints that inspire – check them out.

One last thing – while writing this post I jumped on Facebook and low and behold, found myself distractedly clicking on links within two seconds. Preeedictable. But this is for people who like list articles: 37 things you’ll regret when you’re old.

Hey you out there? Take care of yourself. Go on a 15 minute walk around the block, watch a movie with your kids, cook dinner with your sweet, play outside with your fur baby, or just buy a nice big hot tub and soak in it for the rest of the year. And then go to Trader Joe’s and buy their salted dark chocolate almonds.


He means it, too.


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  1. I really love this post and I am glad you are feeling better. I will check out all the links too.

    Heading to Trader Joe’s……. :)

  2. Thanks Lindsay for this post, I really needed it.
    At times I feel this over achieving culture we’ve got ourselves wrapped up in, is surely to the detriment of easing off the pressure and having a bit of fun and relax.
    We all need to step back for a sec, take a deep breath, and remember to take it easy on ourselves.

  3. im so glad you are done with sinus because I deal with it everyday and its just frustrating esp in the night.. im always on the go as well and can relate to never wanting to stop. thanks for the reminder that its okay and we need to take a step back and eat salted dark chocolate almonds, that cures every misery in the world :)

  4. Lindsay, this post is a beautiful post! I find I fall victim to always wanting to work, not sleeping, ignoring my hubby (love your point about dating Bjork!) and everything else you talked about. Balance is so important and the blog will always be here. No one will die if you miss a post. I am so glad you are feeling better… Take care of yourself girl!

  5. You are in good company my friend. Which is why one of my “resolutions” is to focus on the word Peace. There is just so much crap, and some of it can but cut out, if we think about what really matters. Sickness isn’t good, but I’m glad you took it as a sign to shake things up. Maybe go to 2 recipes a week. Find something that works. Allow yourself to adjust and find a new normal.

  6. This is a good “Woo-sah” post. Love it. :)

  7. Exactly. What. I. Needed. Thanks Lindsay! (Now maybe I really WILL be better about resting.)

  8. PS. Those almonds? YES.

  9. Just what Gretchen and I need! I am forcing her to read this ASAP! As relatively new bloggers (and busy moms), we vacillate constantly between unbridled enthusiasm and discouraging self-doubt, between the thrill of embracing every possible opportunity and the utter burnout of having just embraced every … possible … opportunity! Thank you for this wonderful post, as well as for being a constant source of inspiration to newbies like us! Glad you’re feeling better … and really looking forward to all you have to share in 2014! 😀

  10. Lindsay- this is such a great post with invaluable tips. I am trying to divorce my phone when I get home from work and on the weekends. I often find my boyfriend and I sitting on couch watching TV, on our phones, and not communicating at all. Sometimes I think we need to just slow down and lead simpler lives, and this post really takes that notion to heart. Happy New Year!

  11. Love this post, Lindsay! December is such a crazy month and for someone whose plate is already full, it can definitely be challenging. Glad you are feeling better and thanks for sharing all the links. I’m looking forward to checking them out during a little R&R time. By the way, the photography is gorgeous! Take good care, and rest up:)

  12. Ummm … I feel like you wrote this just for me. Like, it should have said, “Dear Gretchen, Please read this amazing post on burnout I just wrote. I’m talking directly to you!”
    I might be (nope, I totally am) one of those people who also needs to read the article on being overly busy. If only I had more hours in the day or more days each week, right??
    Shelley emailed me this me and told me to read it ASAP. I am totally burnt. To a crisp. I am so glad that you, the blogger I truly look up to, also sometimes feels this way. Not that it makes it ok, but somehow … less … stressful!
    Thanks for an amazing bit of advice – I hope we both can reprioritize in 2014! :)

  13. Love this post. Especially the article about divorcing the phone/media/distractions.

  14. I loved this post! I hope you find rest. Isn’t it amazing how we feel like if we’re going to cook or bake something, it might as well be for the blog? Then there is the added stress of making it spectacular and photographing it. Every now and then I’ll allow myself the freedom of making something awesome and saying it’s just for us.

  15. Well said, my friend. Well said.

  16. AMEN, sister. I’ve been battling a lot of over-anxious stress lately, and the other day I stopped and realized, “for what!?” With ambitious projects (or even the stuff that I tend to procrastinate on) I do the “3-3-3” test. Will I be happy that I did/created/worked on this in 3 hours, 3 months, or 3 years? If yes to all three- then it’s worth it. If not, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. And if only one- then I need to honestly answer why. It helps me stop and prioritize sometimes.

  17. I loved reading every word of this post. You make it look so easy with the little empire you’ve established so it’s nice to know that even you struggle sometimes.

    It just feels like no matter how hard you try to keep up, you’re always behind! But you are so right, life is just waaay to short to miss out on the good things that are enjoyed when you’re not so busy. I like the idea of peaceful rest.

    • That’s exactly how I feel – no matter how hard you try to keep up, you’re always behind. I think it’s kind of something where we just have to let go. Or for me, I have to teach myself how to let go and redefine success.

  18. Great post. It’s so hard to schedule times to rest when there’s so many things you always want to get done and you just end up going going going all the time. I’ve made an effort to meditate now and it makes a huge difference.

  19. Wonderful post! I also read the article on being “busy,” and I think it is such a testament to our society and our generation that people are always “busy.” I’m a bit of introvert/ homebody, so alone time and quiet time is really important for me, but I used to feel guilty – like I was missing out on things by staying home. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that relaxing and doing things that benefit me are really important for my health and sanity!

  20. Lindsay. Thank you.

  21. Modern lifestyles have become far too busy in general … glad that you shared this, Lindsay, and thanks for the podcast links … I’ll enjoy listening to those today while I’m working.
    I’ve just started my blogging journey, but I can already see how easy it would be to get burnt out. It’s a lot of work!
    All the best for a more balanced and restful 2014!

  22. Oh, God bless you. Please rest. We’re not going anywhere, even if you have to cut back on your blog. I truly look forward to your posts and that’s not going to change, nor will it for anyone else here. We’ll still appreciate everything you do, even if it happens less frequently. I’m glad to hear you’re doing better, even though you had to hit a breaking point. Best of luck with your students and fingers crossed for an enjoyable 2014.

    • Thanks Erin! I feel so much better after taking almost ten days off from blogging and work in general over Christmas break. :) Glad to be back, and ready to handle burnout the next time it comes around!

  23. I know what BURNOUT means. Although mine came from being a full time stay at home mom, trying to lose weight and trying to do everything perfectly and so many other things. Even trying to balance everything and trying to bring peace of mind makes me burn out too. How crazy is that! Some of my reliable solution: read Psalm 23, pray and just by hugging my husband and kids.

    My hope for you this 2014 ( even though it is New Year is 9 days ago), ” I HOPE YOUR MIND WILL BE AT PEACE AND YOU CAN DATE BJORK MORE.”

  24. I’m not a blogger, never have been, and I’m recently and happily retired from college teaching. I have lots of time to do whatever I want to do…although I’ve taken on many roles there simply was not time to do when I was teaching. That said, even now I have to prioritize. And you should too. Do you really have to come up with a post every day….or even every third day? What’s most important in your life? Who is most important? Surely, it is not I, or any other of your subscribers. Make your creative pursuit fun and uplifting, not burdensome. Go to church. Love your family. The rest will work itself out. Trust.

  25. Oh I am so with you on this one Lindsay. Just beating a chest cold myself. As I read your post I was nodding, nodding. The message to rest is coming at me from all angles, and so I listened. Monday I crashed and burned and slept all day while taking as much vitamin C as humanly possible along with Sudafed, Mucinex and zinc. Last weekend we hosted (at our house!) a really important VIP party for 80+ people, for which I did all of the planning, and most of the shopping, cooking food and details. Thank heavens for my chef friends who also helped in the kitchen to get all of the food done on time (while I was trying not to lose my voice). Sunday I did a cooking demo for close to 5000 people and was at then event most of the day and evening. I must have been running on adrenaline as I hardly felt a thing. Several people grabbed me by both shoulders and and told me I had to REST. I know what you mean about beating yourself up about getting recipes and posts out, and I was beating myself up about that too. I don’t know how you get three out a week. Not possible. My goal is twice a week this year! You are amazing. We are so hard on ourselves, aren’t’ we? Rest. Balance. Not working non-stop. And I agree, spending snuggle time, quiet time, fun time,with those we love, without constantly being on an agenda. Terrific post! Thanks, hugs and blessings!

    • Thanks Sally! I’ve been talking to a few people who are starting the Daniel Plan so it always makes me think of you and your delicious, healthy recipes. :) Thank you for the comment – glad to know I’m not alone!

  26. I just started blogging so I’m not quite to the burnout part yet, but that seems like the dilemma of doing something you love–risking making it a chore. The theme of my resolutions is to simplify and focus on what’s really important!

    • And for me, even more than it becoming a chore, it just becomes SO CONSUMING because you love it so much. Hope you are able to simplify and enjoy the good parts of blogging without getting overwhelmed! :) take care!

  27. Very well said, I needed to read this today, I’ve been suffering from a bit of burnout myself!

  28. Loved. Every. Word. Brave of you to share what we ALL feel sometimes. This post will do so much for so many. Great of you, Lindsay! Really.

  29. Thank you Lindsay. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I’ve been teetering on the edge of burnout for weeks now, barely staying on this side of it. As a blogger, these things called “weekends” don’t exist for me, which can strain relationships with loved ones. I needed to hear that I’m not alone. May 2014 bring you many, many hours of peace and relaxation!

  30. Thank you so much Lindsay for this post! First off, I’m so glad you got rid of that cold and infection. Must have been exhausting on it’s own. I’m glad you were able to relax this past weeks. I’ve been feeling weighed down lately too and after bailing on all of my holiday baking plans and just relaxing, I felt great. Surprisingly. That inspired me to do less, cut back a bit on the blog on focus on life. Actually date my husband!! And bake chocolate chip cookies for fun and not blog. Thank you again Lindsay for taking the time to share these articles with us.

    • Yes! People kept asking me what I made for Christmas cookies this year, and literally, I just made one treat. That was it! Had to call it quits for a while there. :) Thanks for the comment!

  31. Thanks for this post Lindsay! This is something that I’m working on as well, so this was a great reminder. I’m a new reader to your blog – found you because of an alumni email update from Northwestern :)

  32. Wow. Thanks for this post. I really needed it. I don’t blog, but I do own my own business, and for whatever reason I find it really hard to make time for myself, even if it’s for something healthy, like working out, or leaving work at a decent hour (before seven!). Thanks for the reminder about priorities, and what really matters! I pray that you will find rest as well! Cheers to 2014!

  33. Great post, Lindsay, and very timely. I definitely needed the reminder not to try and do it all. The key is to focus on the important things and let the rest go.

  34. Oh my gosh, this is so recognizable! Thanks for sharing your insights.
    You’re right, rest and relaxation is/should be very important, learned that myself from my burnout last year. Just so difficult of you do what you love and you love what you do haha. I wake up and just wanna goooooo 😉
    I didn’t knew you’re also a teacher. I also teach besides blogging, and thumbs up on getting 3 recipes posts a week done besides that!

  35. This is a great post Lindsay! Just read it amidst a night of staying up and studying. I will be sleeping extra this weekend thanks to this reminder post. Plus bonus for the reference to fur baby :)

  36. great post ! my English is not good enough to say more… but thanks and I wish you a wonderful year <3
    Andréa, from Madrid

  37. Ah, yes, what are weekends again? It’s interesting, how the life of a food blogger can blur those lines. It helps so much to know I’m not alone, both in feeling periodic burnout and in taking those necessary breaks. Last night it was all about Trader Joes meatballs and marinara sauce. I thought about making everything from scratch but if I don’t impose mandatory breaks, I would go nuts! Hope you’re feeling more refreshed and here’s to more reading and relaxing in 2014!

  38. Hey! Great post, rest does such great things for us. With three boys, I wish I got a little tiny bit more, but I’m not complaining!

  39. Awesome post! A great reminder to rest, relax and enjoy the people and things that matter first and foremost!

  40. I really needed this today! We’re planning an April wedding, and on top of that for some bizarre reason we’ve decided to buy a house 4 hours away… yeah, I have no idea what we were thinking there. Plus obviously working, etc. I’m totally burnt out. I was planning on spending this evening writing two blog posts but you know what? I think I’m going to watch a movie.

    Thanks :)

  41. WOW! Thank you so much… Look like you grabbed the image from our app… I hope it’s a blessing to you… Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need anything!

  42. Loved this article! Perfect in every way. Thanks Lindsay!

  43. I love this post. Being “so busy” is completely overvalued and should not be looked at as badge of honor but something to be avoided. Everyone knows stress is bad for your health!

    Carving out some restful me time is a huge priority for me this year.

  44. Hi Lindsay, love your post. I also had Christmas burnout, and get cold and cough for 2 weeks. Now I’m in Las Vegas with my hubby…out of stress. Happy relax on 2014!

  45. Lindsay, thank you so much for this post! I am guilty of so many of the things mentioned here and in the “busy” and “divorcing your phone” articles. I often have my phone in one hand with my other hand on the mouse of my laptop. When you are moving at warp speed, it is so hard to just stop and enjoy a few seconds of peace. But I have made it my goal this year to go to bed earlier and relax more. Take care!

  46. Wow, Lindsay! You hit the nail on the head with this one! So many of us struggle with the same issues and forget to live in the moment and savor the peace. Thanks for reminding us that we need that balance in our blogging lives. Tonight, I’m going to get up from my computer, walk outside my front door and watch the sunset! Glad you are better and never forget that you inspire others on so many levels! Best to Bjork…

  47. Aren’t you just glad that 2013 is finally over? It just seemed like the ruts for everyone!

    p.s. I LOVE vacuuming – and I am just a blog away!

  48. Thank you for sharing this Lindsey. You are one of the first food bloggers I found and began to seriously follow- I really admire your entrepreneurial attitude, your heart for others, and your attitude and fun writing style. You are a blessing to the blogging community. Praying for you. Thanks for everything you do. I will be sharing this post with friends. You touched on so many important topics.

  49. Thanks for posting this. Its like a breath of fresh air :) Glad you are feeling better now :)

  50. Oh, thanks for writing this! I often wonder how you do everything you do. I can’t possibly keep up with everything in my life perfectly, or even really at all. I watch everything you have going on here and wish I could do it too, but I just can’t, and I’ve had to teach myself to be OK with it. Now is not my time for that. What a wonderful time for us as a human race – I know so many people struggling with balance and feeling overwhelmed, but when we become aware of it, we will then correct it. It means a whole re-ordering of life. And that’s the good thing about it. We’re heading back to the parts of life that matter.
    All the best to you, my dear. Thank you again for this post. 😉

  51. Feeling like I got a shout out! : ) Looking forward to lots of fun stuff from you this year. You have this audience for a reason and I’m so grateful for that. Thanks for sharing your heart!

  52. Oh, you poor thing! I’m so sorry to hear about the sickness but go glad to hear you speak out on this subject! It’s so easy to lose focus and just keep running on empty, without taking time to re-fuel. Thank you for bringing this to light and inspiring all of us to make “margin” in life for ourselves and our families! xo

  53. Extremely inspiring post! Thank you, truly.

  54. I absolutely love this post. I think a lot of avoiding burnout has to do with giving yourself permission to take a break and rest and do things you love, like you said, going on a walk, yoga cooking just for the sake of it etc. It can be so hard though, especially with the “busy trap”. Did you read that article last year, I think it was in the NY Times – very interesting/relevant stuff.

    I had a serious case of “life burnout” back in December – blogging, being a full time student and working 20+ hours a week is apparently a recipe for disaster – who knew! But I realized that there is so much more to being happy than accomplishing things and knocking stuff off your to-do list. Thanks for this reminder, it was just what I needed!

  55. Good on you. And I really appreciate you sharing this, we don’t get a lot of support in our culture for purposefully doing less.

    Also, what does Trader Joes put in salted dark chocolate almonds? Those things are crack!

  56. I complete understand where you are coming from. I am more burned out that I have been in my entire life right now, in basically every aspect of my life. I haven’t seen much growth in my blog in over a year, I am struggling to find a way to get some momentum going in the right direction. I am trying to plan more rest time in my and my family’s lives. Taking the time to plan times of rest and giving ourselves a break from our stressful lives, so the stress doesn’t completely overtake us. I am glad to hear from another blogger on the challenges of the job.

  57. This is so well said, and thank you immensely for your honesty. None of us has it all together and we all want to be better people, but you’ve really given concrete words for actually making that happen. Balance is such a buzzword, and such a difficult thing to actually achieve. I now figure it’s better to err on the side of relationships than anything else – success anywhere else is secondary, as long as I can be successful there.
    I’m glad you’re feeling better and sorry you had to have such a crummy couple weeks to lead up to this wonderful post!

  58. I love every single thing about this post!! I think we all can relate.

  59. I stopped blogging for a while, too, although I ended up taking a longer break from it than you 😉 I never stopped wanting to blog. I just hit burnout, too. Some time away did help. Over that really long break we had, I finally jumped back on board and got then technical piece worked out. Now I’m excited to get started blogging again. This time, I think I’ll take it a little slower and lower those expectations for myself. Blogging is so much more fun when you are actually not stressing out about everything and still finding time to enjoy life with your friends, family, and to do the things you love most. Thanks for being real with everyone about how hard blogging is, Lindsay. It’s nice to know Superworman can’t do it all either :-)

    • Karen! All that you are juggling as a mom, a teacher, a blogger, and just a person in general is just insane! The best advice I could ever give anyone would be exactly what you just said – don’t stress out about everything, keep enjoying your life, and just do it because it’s a fun hobby that you’re passionate about. Thanks for the nice comment!

  60. I sincerely love this post, Lindsay! My wife Ingrid and I are all too familiar with the burnout—we know it’s on its way when our “taste buds” have been overworked and life’s “dishes” start lacking “flavor”. And when it happens, we know it’s time to savor the simple.

  61. Hi Lindsay, I’m so glad you wrote this post! I can really relate to your story: sometimes I feel like I’m the only one struggling to do a million things in one day and that I’m surrounded by super men and women who never skip the gym, order take out or miss a deadline…

    Thanks for making me realize that it’s okay to kick my feet up every now and then! 😉

  62. Thanks for this timely piece. I had such a terrible November & December- family drama, health crisis with my husband, etc. It’s now 2 weeks into January and I just want to sob from lack of energy and motivation. I’ve been trying to rest but at a certain point I need to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully soon :)

  63. Hi! I’m Cat from Sacred Made and I visit your blog from time to time via our site’s traffic meter. Just wanted to give you a sincere thanks for the shout outs! It blesses our hearts that His Words have blessed you through us and our shop! Love your blog. Blessings, Cat (and Becca)

  64. oh man oh man do I feel you. I had that cold, except that it hit two days after Christmas. It knocked me flat on my feet and took a full month to totally stop coughing. I’m trying to remember to rest these days too, since I know full well it was exhaustion that made me such an easy target. Hope your January has been restful!

  65. Thanks for sharing, Lindsay.

    I totally feel the same way as well! Especially as a blogger/entrepreneur and always wanting to give good and updated content to my readers. It’s not as easy as it looks to publish content all the time! Takes hours, and I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling this way :)

    Glad you shared :)

  66. Hi Lindsay, I just found this post today and I’d say, I’m sharing the same feelings and experience! My blog is still young, less than 1 year old, but the moment I started to take it seriously, I cannot stop working anymore. I felt guilty when I have a moment while not working. I reduced the time hang out with friends and became quite nerdy all the time… I have a full time job too and has been posting 3 times a week, although without replying emails or be active on social media, I already felt overwhelmed… I really don’t know how you made it!

    One quick tip, I installed a treadmill at home. It helps a lot when weather is not good outside (most of time in Beijing), totally reduces work out time, and I can watch TV shows during running (only entertainment I got these days, and I don’t feel so guilty since I’m doing exercise the same time). I know it’s not enough, but I’m trying to strike the work life balance.

    I hope you can achieve all the goals in 2014! Thank you for sharing and will keep following your blog. :)

    • Great idea! Thank you Maggie – I’ve been forcing myself to come back and read this as a reminder to myself since I’ve already run into some “overworked” stretches this year. It’s a discipline to try to keep balance in your life! Thanks again!

  67. Hey Lindsay

    Just noticed we were getting some traffic from your site and traced it back to this post!

    Man…pinchofyum is awesome! You guys are doing a stellar job!

    Thanks again for the post…

    Hope you’re having a great day!


    • Whoops… I just scrolled up the comments and discovered that my wife, Lizzy, had already discovered and commented! Haha… Just like me to be trailing up behind!

      • haha – sounds like me and Bjork, except usually I’m the one trailing behind. :) Thanks for stopping by anyways! I’ve always loved pktfuel and continue to be a huge fan.

  68. Love this post, Lindsay! Your advice is spot on. I’m heading over to read several of the links you shared. Thanks, in advance, for those. Blessings to you and yours.

  69. I know this post is SO old in internet-years but YES! Exactly what I needed to read right now. I’m in this endless spiral of blogging, studying, being a mom, a wife, a friend and simultaneously I’m trying to improve my photography, my writing and my EVERYTHING plus redecorating our home. I didn’t manage to get ANY Christmas decorations up so far, haven’t gotten a single present yet and I feel like I could sleep about a million years. Which I will absolutely do tonight as much as my baby lets me. Thank you for sharing this post!

  70. OMG I love this post. Thank you for taking time to write this out in such a relatable way. I’m a newbie blogger but already can relate to this need to *constantly* be doing something – anything – with my blog, because I’m in that phase where I want to grow the heck out of it!!! I am simultaneously thrilled and exhausted by the never ending to-do list with my newfound passion. Thanks again for sharing and I can’t wait to read more!!

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