Why I haven’t written for a few years!

Hello, readers of Cocktail In Hand! It’s been a while since my last post, and I wanted to take a moment to explain why. You may have noticed that some of my last blog posts talked about self care, well for the past few years I’ve been trying to taking care of my mental health.

Part of that included focused on starting a business so that I never had to work in a toxic workplace again. Whilst I tried to hold it together, working in a toxic workplace after suffering emotional and physical abuse in my marriage took a major battering on my confidence and health. When I started this blog, whilst I was aspirational about what I wanted to do, I knew nothing about blogging or how to make money from blogging.

Starting a business is an exciting but challenging endeavour, and it requires a lot of time and effort. It was a lot harder than I imagined.

As I poured my energy into building my new venture, this blog had to take a backseat. I had to prioritise my time and resources to try to ensure the success of my new business.

At the same time, I was also struggling with my mental health. As an entrepreneur, it can be challenging to manage stress, anxiety, and burnout. I was experiencing all of these things, and it became increasingly difficult to find the motivation and creativity to write for Cocktail In Hand.

During this time, I realised that it’s okay to take a step back and focus on myself. Mental health is essential, and neglecting it can have significant consequences. Sadly for some people it’s not possible to just throw an anti-depressant at it, alternate help is required and this meant I took the time to prioritise self-care.

But I missed Cocktail In Hand and want to get back into my writing. But first I want to work on branding and improving the website. I’m also planning to create some products which I hope you’ll love! Alongside, I have some exciting blog posts to share, and I can’t wait to reconnect with my readers.

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