If you hadn’t noticed, it’s been just over a month since my last post. Why the hiatus?
Around the time that I last posted, a lot was happening for me including moving into my new home (which is amazing by the way…). Also around that time, my one year blogging anniversary came and went, I reached 500 followers, and one of my previous posts was published in an online magazine. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? So why did I stop? You’d think that after all these successes in my blogging journey, I would have a new passion for this hobby; that I would have more desire to write, but the truth is: not so much.
Sure. I still have ideas for blog posts. Are they written and saved in my drafts? No. But I’m sure that if/when I sit down to type out my thoughts, they wouldn’t take much effort. So why the break?
In a way, I suppose I’ve just fallen out of love with blogging. I adore the friends I’ve made and I’m proud of the pieces I’ve shared, but I feel like my sparkle is gone. You know… the one you feel is in every piece of work you put up- the reason for hitting that ‘Publish’ button…
Maybe I just became burnt out.
When I first started out, I felt as though my fingers couldn’t keep up with my thoughts. I was publishing 2-3 posts a week, but I knew I would never be able to keep up that pace, so I limited myself to one post a week along with a challenge or awards post. Then I stopped participating in challenges and awards posts. I enjoyed receiving the recognition (still do), but it reached the point that I felt my name was only being thrown around because I was a some-what active blogger and in turn, I was nominating people based on the same reasons- a participation award at it’s finest here on WordPress.
I started my blog because I had a story to tell; a story unlike any other. A story that I felt could help someone, in some way. Sharing my story was a way for me to process my past and provided me with a type of validation I didn’t even know I needed. Then I started sharing my thoughts on different topics and reliving stories from my life that have stuck with me. Before I knew it, I was blogging about my reality: leaving the country for the ‘first’ time, getting engaged, buying my first house… My blog morphed into my public diary where I shared my exciting life events.
Now I’m not sure what direction my blog is heading. I plan to continue making posts and keeping my groupies up to date with my house projects and wedding plans, maybe share my thoughts on other topics like I’ve done in the past, but there won’t be a schedule. I don’t need that kind of pressure on myself.
Just know; I’m still here- just living my life to maybe blog about in the future. 🙂
As for a personal update, I’ve been on steroids for the past week and half because I have poison ivy all over, I’ve started refinishing Fellas desk (can’t wait to share the transformation), and one of my dogs was recently sprayed by a skunk (yay). Oh! And I’ve planned a bucket list destination mini trip during the holidays. No details worked out just yet, but hey, it’s something to look forward to. ❤