Making A Few Changes


Yesterday Jonathan & I had a big discussion about a few things that have been playing on my mind lately and we ended up reaching a decision about the direction of my YouTube channel that I feel the need to share with you guys. Over the last ten years I've been making videos, uploading blog posts and creating online content and although I do love it and feel passionate about that part of my job, there have also been many changes in my personal life along the way which have a direct impact on how often I post or what I put out there. The major change being that I am now a mama of four little ones and I put that first, before anything else in my life. That will always take highest priority no matter what and although I have always tried my hardest to keep a good balance between career and being a mum, at the moment I feel like the balance is just off and I think I've stretched myself too thin. :( 

The baby/toddler and younger years of our children's lives are some of the most special and important...and I don't want to waste them being stressed out because I'm spending any ounce of free time that I have in front of a computer screen, editing, uploading or filming. I think lately I have got myself into a bit of a perfectionistic mess where I'm working harder than ever before and as a result, I'm not enjoying any of the time that I have with my children because I'm constantly worrying about the endless to-do lists of tasks I need to get done. It was a struggle to even admit this because part of me doesn't want to let go of everything I'm doing but I know that something's got to give. And I don't want my children to remember me as "stressed Mummy" or "cross Mummy"! 

So I've decided that my YouTube channel will be on a bit of a break for the moment. I know some people won't be happy with it (I still get those few commenters that ask "what do you actually DO all day?!" hahaha!) but I assure you that I'm not going anywhere. In fact, the energy that I have been putting into my channel will now go more onto our family channel, my Instagram (which I post on daily anyway!) and here on my blog :) I just don't think that posting three times a week on YouTube is possible for me right now and although I stuck to my goal of doing just that for the month of January, if I'm completely honest it almost killed me.

I really believe that life is constantly changing and made up of different seasons. Some of the things we do work well for that particular season...and when they don't it's important to re-assess and change it up to ensure that balance is restored again. There is no point in being unhappy...life is too short for that! So no matter what you're going through, if something isn't working for you don't be afraid to make a change. It can feel uncomfortable and even scary but if it means you feel happier or like a weight has been lifted and that you can breathe again.

I hope you will understand my decision and I thank all of you who have already reached out on Instastories with your support. I honestly appreciate it so much, I am so thankful to have each & every one of you in my life and it's not something I ever take for granted! <3

What I'm Wearing

Clothing

Jumper - The White Company (old)
Jeans - Ted Baker (super old)
Boots - Whistles

Jewellery

14K Gold 5 Letter Necklace - Maya Brenner (gifted)
Perlée Signature Gold Bracelet - Van Cleef & Arpels
Soleste Earrings in Rose Gold - Tiffany's

Makeup

Benefit Hoola Bronzer (gifted)

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11 comments

  1. I totally get this and i love your channel and the family channel. Please don't feel pressured into posting videos on YouTube. We love you For you and we will be here when you feel ready yo come back.

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  2. I think os great that you are taking a step back and focus on what is most important,your family of course. And when time is right you can go back to what it was or just upload when you feel like it. So dont pay attention to the rude coments about you not posting on your channel and do what you feel is right for you and your family

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  3. This makes me really sad as I truly loved watching your channel😭 But I hope everything works well for you now❤️ sending lots of love your way 💕💕 haha please come back to your channel soon 😂

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  4. Do what's right for you and your family 😃. You won't get these years back so enjoy your time with those you love, and who love you. Sending love and 1000000% support. Love Lisa xx

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  5. You are evolving and so you should! Good on you for making this change...take it from someone who understands the 'perfectionist' mentality and the burnout/depression that can sometimes ensue if you don't tackle it head on. Looking forward to seeing your 'other' content :)

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  6. I completely understand Anna you work so hard and you obviously have to prioritise children over work, they only grow up once! I love the jungle vibe in the pictures btw. Love ismay❤️❤️❤️

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  7. we completely understand and we are so happy for you!

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  8. While I always look forward to your videos, I completely understand your decision. Your family is leaps and bounds more important. �������� much love all the way from Louisiana, USA!

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  9. I totaly understand Anna I am a mama of 3 and 1 dog and I honestly don't no how u do all what u do and even have the energy to get up so early and look after urself and look so good b4 I am even out of my bed �� I love ur vlogs but u got to do what's right for u and ur family. I will look forward to watching more of u in the family vlogs. Ur an amazing inspiration to me. I have watched u from Emilia was born and u have gave me so much great advice on everything.��

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  10. While I will miss your videos, I completely understand. I stay at home with my new baby and I could never find the time to do the amount of work that you did, and you have four! Congrats on making a positive change for your health and your family! Don’t worry about anyone who is any less than supportive.

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  11. Anna I totally understand. You know when I watched the video of you with Jonathan...the we are not perfect one that's when I thought...Ah God love Anna this is too much for her to be doing. So I'm glad you came to this decision. Life is too short and those beautiful babies if yours are growing up so fast you can't afford to miss any of this. You work so hard and you need to be a bit fairer on yourself. Sending love and support from Dublin.���� ��

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