Evaluate and Adjust…

안녕하세요, family and friends. Today, we’ll talk about why I haven’t posted for a week. I had to evaluate and adjust.

The first week or so of July, to me, was hectic. Although, I have just been at home, there were a lot of things going on in my mind. I guess that’s the one place I shouldn’t stay in for too long. Most times it gets stuffy and confusing, but this time… I think I’ve got some things right, or at least I know how I can make things right. Counterarguments: to silence the doubter side of my mind.

There are a few things I want to address in this blog post:

  • why I haven’t been posting for a week & what’s going to happen to my blog
  • what I’ve learnt through my few months of blogging…again
  • how to guarantee self-growth
If you want to know more, by all means, keep reading 😀 It would be very much appreciated.
If it’s not really your thing, that’s okay. Maybe you can read some of my other works, here.

Where was I this week?

… but that doesn’t mean I’m gone again, I just needed to have a little breather. I’m not that good with handling attention, even though I actively seek it. It’s weird right?

Writing blogs, sharing my experiences, wanting to help other people and inspiring them.

AJ x

That’s what I wanted for this blog but somehow, as soon as I started getting recognition and meeting more writers, and readers… I started to shut myself out.

That’s what happened this week. I shut myself out. I started being closer to the writing community, being nominated for blogging awards and am still working on a ton of posts that I want to share with the world… but I need to first get over this fear. I don’t even understand it.

I feel pressured somehow, even though this is what I really want to do… even though no one is pressuring me to write any of these.

I don’t know.

What I do know is that I want to continue writing (typing) for everyone who is prepared to read and for myself:

  • I will continue my devotionals from where I left off, though technically I skipped 6 days. Forgive me. It will still be posted every day except for Sundays.
  • A life lesson blog will be posted every Wednesday.
    • It could be on physical, mental or intellectual health… and it will be on rotation, for example: if I post a blog on physical health this week, next week it will be on mental health, then the next is on intellectual health, and it just keeps going
  • Lastly, turtle of the month is still on every 23rd because May 23rd is World Turtle Day and I love turtles. So, commemorating every 23rd day of the month just seemed right to me

Lessons I learnt from writing my blogs

Regarding my Devotionals:

This might come as a surprise to some and not so much for others but this was new knowledge for me. If it wasn’t for Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper I may have figured this out later. Since, this would be the first time I read the Bible in its entirety and I’ve only focused on the Old Testament, as of now. The bible is separated into two, the Old Testament and New Testament, where two different versions of God is shown.

Regarding the Life Lessons category:

Organisation is key. I have a ton of topics I want to talk about and I want to let it all out in one go. However, there’s only one of me and I can only do so much in a day, so I need to properly schedule and coordinate each blog post, so it would have some type of structure.

Regarding Turtle of the Month:

This category may seem the most unrelated topic to you, but it’s as connected to my own being, as the other segments in my blog… and the main thing I needed to adjust here is the way I laid out my post, which I’m hoping I’ve been able to get over now.


Here’s the main thing to remember:

What does that mean? I hear some of you ask. It means growth doesn’t happen over night, it’s an accumulation of many nights focused on the betterment of your wellbeing.

Growth is often uncomfortable, messy and full of unexpected feelings but it’s necessary.


If what you’re doing right now is not giving you any type of challenge… you’re not growing.

Maybe we can look at it this way… when we lounge around, being comfortable for long periods of time our muscles are not challenged. Lack of movement causes our muscles to be apathetic and our muscles loses its strength.

It’s the same with our spiritual and intellectual health. If our faith is not challenged (tempted) by the materialistic things or other sins, we don’t learn self-discipline or commitment. If we don’t challenge our learning by seeking more information about various topics that interest us, we stay uninformed and ignorant.

So, keep challenging yourself – within reason… because there is also a thing called ‘overdoing it’. Everything should be in moderation as too much of a good thing can turn into something bad, which is why balance is key.

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell.
Photo from: https://politicalmemestoday.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/edward-abbey-quote-growth-for-the-sake-of-growth/amp/

What do you think? Would you evaluate and adjust your life too? Let me know in the comments below.

If you like reading devotionals, I upload every day except on Sundays. On Wednesdays, I upload Life Lessons posts. Lastly, every 23rd of the month a new Turtle of the Month is live.

To say thank you to my readers for taking the time to read. Keep safe and keep praying.

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