It has been an unconscionable long amount of time since I wrote in this blog and I apologize for that. I have been still keeping up on my movie blog at rachelsreviews.net and on my podcasts but for some reason I have not felt the desire to write in this personal blog for a while. It’s been such an unsettling time and I think there is a part of me that expects it to be over and then it keeps stretching out more and more. Now this week in Utah it is quite possibly at its worst ever. It’s exhausting.
What’s also exhausting is my projects as a podcaster and critic. Somehow Hallmark and Lifetime made their full slate of holiday films in 2020 so I am as busy as ever working for the Hallmarkies Podcast. I am extremely proud of every last interview and recap we have produced and I hope if you haven’t you will take a look. I am also very busy as a film critic and podcaster for my own content at Rachel’s Reviews.
I think part of the reason why I haven’t felt much need to write a personal blog lately is I haven’t had any personal life to write about. My whole life has become work/my creative enterprises. Anything that I had to pull me away from those goals has gone away. Church? Gone. Movies? Gone. Friends? Gone as far as time goes. Book club? Gone. You get the idea. Luckily I am very fulfilled by my work and it is a lot of fun (and interactive) so it’s a pretty good situation to be in. It just doesn’t give me that much to opine about here. Maybe I will try and do better. If there is anything you’d like to hear from me on let me know. If not, keep watching me talk and talk and talk (and write and write and write) on my other platforms.
In the meantime, I have created a series of Sunday Devotionals with my friend Chris. We are each of different faiths but religiously inclined and so after church was canceled we created 28 devotionals to discuss God and Christ-centered themes in a non-denominational environment. It was a great experience and I miss it since we stopped. It’s only on hiatus now so we will be back for a Thanksgiving and Christmas episode. Still, I’d love for you to check them out and respond in the comments. I put a lot of heart and soul into each one of them so let me know what you think .
I’m very thankful to Chris for doing the devotionals with me and for anyone who did listen to them. They really helped me get through a tough time.
What have you been doing to keep yourself afloat during these times and have you found it strangely difficult to write about them like I have? I will try to do better. I really do love this little personal blog. Let me know how you are doing. Sure love ya! Rachel
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I’m glad that you have fulfilling work to do with things being so tough. I haven’t had as much to write about on my blog either – though part of it is also that I’m focussing more on other writing. Having been working at home for months now, I’m settled into my routine and have a good idea of the things I need to do each day, and that’s been helping me maintain mental positivity. I’ve also been slowly introducing other good habits, which is how I’ve managed to write/edit consistently outside of NaNoWriMo.