Salzburg, 2019 (travel vlog/montage) + some talk.

Hello, everyone!

Before I get on into the actual post, I’d just like to talk for a bit, but if you want to get to the post itself, just scroll down to the video!

I feel like I’ve been a little all over the place with life recently. This lockdown was supposed to be a time when I really stayed on top of blogging, and interacting with other bloggers, and so to find myself slipping away felt really discouraging. As is the case with many people, I’m sure, I find myself letting go of all the different aspects of my life when I let even one go. Like, “oh, I mixed up my blogging routine, now I’m just not going to go onto my blog at all” or “I didn’t work out today, this day’s a waste, so I’m going to just mes up my eating and sleeping schedule as well because what the heck.”

It is quite an unhealthy mindset, and to get myself out of it, I made the mistake of giving myself yet more things to do additionally, as if that would help me reign life in. And obviously it didn’t, and I was left feeling more overwhelmed. I’ve been juggling blogging with research for a paper, an internship, improving my tarot abilities, making videos, and working out, and it’s just not working. Obviously, my absence from the WordPress might not have been the most noticeable considering it has only been less than a week with a post in the last 4 days, and I am used to disappearing from the site altogether for months on end, but since I’ve been blogging quite consistently for more than two months, the difference is glaring to me. But on the other hand, if you have noticed my lessening interaction, I assure you it isn’t voluntary, and I’m just going to try and figure out how to juggle everything, something I’m sure I can in due time!

Thank you for reading! The post itself is just the video I made for Salzburg, so woohoo, here it is! I’d like to say I’m fairly proud of this one!

I’ll get back to interacting as soon as I’m done with figuring out how to deal with this strange slump, and I’m really looking forward to doing it, but until then, just to not lose everything I’ve built with this consistency, I’d like to try and keep up with my posting schedule.

Thank you for watching, and for reading!

24 Comments

  1. Don’t be so hard on yourself, my friend. Yes, there are probably many people who had a chance to learn a new language, play a music instrument or cook exotic dishes, and I wholeheartedly bow my head in respect. But we have to remember, that living in isolation wasn’t a free paid holiday. A lot of people that I know, lost their jobs, struggled with homeschooling, battled depression, lost someone they loved and were worried sick about the future. Please, give yourself some credit and don’t feel the pressure to write and publish posts. I used to publish one every Monday and it was my blogging goal. Yes, I haven’t published one for a while, but I’m certainly not going to loose my sleep over it. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, Aiva! I couldn’t reply to it earlier, but I read it just when I took my break and it really filled me with so much warmth! Your support and your encouraging comments really mean so much! And I took your advice and took a full-on break, and I am super glad I did! Feel very refreshed now, and ready to take things step by step!
      I hope you’ve been doing well! ❤

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  2. I completely understand you with that unhealthy mindset. It’s so hard to break and sometimes taking a step back is the way to go. Lessening the load rather than increasing it allows you to focus on what you actually enjoy and can help you get back on your feet again. Best of luck xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Alexandrina! You’re so right- lessening the load is extremely important and in my need to be “productive”, I lost sight of that! Looking forward to taking things step by step now! Hope you’ve been doing good!
      xx

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  3. Incredible views! Absolutely dreamy your trip. Love the little bits of commentary too!

    I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling the best. I think we all had expectations for what we’d do during this time in lockdown but the reality always differs. I, for one, planned to wake up earlier consistently and I can promise that didn’t happen. I did make progress in other areas though and I’m sure you did too. Sending lots of love and light x

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    1. Thank you, Maryam! So glad you liked the little video!

      And thank you for sharing that lovely, encouraging comment! It is important to look at the whole picture in terms of progress and not overdo anything! Looking forward to being back now. Love to you! xx

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  4. So happy you enjoyed Salzburg, it truly is a little slice of heaven☀️ I am loving all of your video content, it’s just great to see that you have fallen in love with the art of making videos!! I find yours to be so ~vibey~ and relaxing and just an absolute pleasure to watch!

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    1. It was so beautiful, and I’m so glad we got to visit, even if it was such a short trip! Hahahaha, I’m even gladder that you like my video content- I mean coming from the absolute queen of aesthetic content, that means so much aahhh!

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  5. First of all, I’m about to check out the video but Arshia I am so glad you have told us what is going on, and how you are feeling 💗 A problem shared is really a problem halved, it sounds like everything feels a little too much for you at the moment but that’s okay, we all go for stressful stages but you have to remember that you. can. do. this! Even if you don’t stay 100% active on your blog, we don’t mind Arshia. I’m always messing up my blog schedule and I used to beat myself up and now I’m just like ‘that’s okay, you had a stressful week and something had to give’ because we are only human 😂 But don’t put yourself down because no-one has a perfect mindset, I push myself too hard and then I’ll survive for ages and one day I’ll just crumble. That’s okay if you miss a workout or don’t post a blog post or eat unhealthily, always here if you need to talk Arshia ❤️

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    1. Oh my god, how much I missed reading your comments, Amber! I’m really glad I shared all of this as well, because it really allowed me to take that little break to rejuvenate without feeling like I was abandoning my blog altogether. And reading about how everyone also has their low times, made it easier for me to realise once again that we are after all, just humans with our own capacities to doing things!
      Thank you so much for this heart-warming comment, Amber! I’m really looking forward to reading your content and getting back in touch with everyone! Love to you ❤ :'))

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      1. Awh Arshia I missed you so much! I totally understand that you needed to take a break from blogging but it’s so lovely to hear from you again ☺️ I totally understand, ever since I took my 8 month break I can totally emphasise with bloggers when they take a break or come back because it can be tough to catch up but just take your time and there’s absolutely no need to back track my posts because I know I felt like I needed to read every bloggers post while I was gone 😂 That is so true! Sometimes we have to remember that we are only human haha!
        Of course! I’m looking forward to having more lovely conversations with you! For sure and sending love right back 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, Jirah!! I’m so glad you liked the montage, and also thank you for the encouraging words :’) ❤
      And oh my god, thank you so much for nominating me, that means the world to me! I'm still just taking a little time away from award posts, but I appreciate the thought so, so much! All love to you, Jirah, hope you're doing good!

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    1. Ahh, I’m so glad you liked it, Xandria!! And that means so much to me, thank you for the nomination and for the lovely words, I’m absolutely honoured you like my writing! I’m (unfortunately) taking a little time away from award posts, but I appreciate your nominating me so much! I hope you don’t mind! xx

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  6. Oh, Arshia! I came to visit your blog because I hadn’t seen one of your lovely posts on my reader for a while (so the absence of your warmth is definitely noticed!). I think blogging is a LOT. If you’re focusing on creating, interacting, posting, marketing and researching … it’s so overwhelming, i know im always behind on something and get the exact same thing where i think “well, I’ve not done anything today so i might as well continue doing nothing”. Don’t be so hard on yourself!!

    ANYWAY.. This montage made my heart happy. (although you would NOT catch me in that hotel lol) xx

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    1. Just the fact that my absence was noticed is making me feel all warm and gooey on the inside ahhh! Thank you so much for this encouraging comment, Mia :’)
      I’m so glad I took this break, and I’m looking forward to being back on here with a better mindset on how to deal with everything!

      The hotel really was creepy and I had goosebumps almost the entire time I was there, which was fun. Definitely an entire experience in itself ahahaha! xx

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