Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

 Hey there!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I am coming off a whirlwind of a trip to see my family.  I got in time at my parents', my grandma's, and my brother and sister in law's.  Again, a whirlwind for sure, but oh so great to see everyone.


You may have noticed that things have been super quiet over here, with a random blog post thrown in there.  Going into the start of the year, I was looking to get back to blogging consistently.  And that lasted a good month...but then started to fall off as we got further into February.  


As I am sure I have mentioned way too often over the past year or so (and probably before that, too), work has been BUSY.  I am very appreciative of my job, and enjoy the work, but it's demanded more and more of my mental capacity and bandwidth (to throw in some corporate jargon in there!).  I know part of feeling that is due to the pandemic, but there is also a part that is due to the natural growth and changes one experiences in their career.


It's gotten to the point with blogging, where opening my personal computer to work on a post is one of the last things I want to do after being on my work computer all day.  Blogging has always been a hobby I enjoyed, but right now it feels more like a 'have to do' on my list, rather than a 'want to do' for enjoyment/a creative outlet.  The fact that it feels like a chore, even with limiting my posting days, has made me think hard on whether or not it is something I want to continue doing.


At this point, I am not quite ready to say goodbye.  It's hard to completely be done after blogging for so long - almost 6 years!  But, I don't know exactly what things will look like going forward.  I may continue to take 'time off', I may pop in here and there as the 'want to' feeling hits, or I may realize that I do want to be 'done'.  Or heck, I may miss it way too much and come back full force.  I think it's one of those time will tell things.  Whatever happens, though, I will forever be grateful for blogging.  I have made some of the best friends, and have learned so much - both from blogging myself and reading other blogs.


It kind of bothers me not having a good plan in place, which is one of the reasons I have dragged my feet in getting this post out there, but even with things being up in the air I wanted to provide at least a bit of an update on the changes you've seen and will continue to see around here.


With that, I will close out this post.  If you've made it to the end of my rambling, thanks for sticking it out!  Hope you have a wonderful day!        

14 comments

  1. I hope you don’t give it up altogether but I totally get it!

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  2. I enjoy reading your blog here in Ontario, Canada but I'm with you on finding time to work on a post after sitting on the computer all day. Good luck with your decision!

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  3. i think you have to do what make sense for you and it may just be that creative outlet you pop in on when the mood strikes! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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  4. I'm glad you were able to get your post up... hopefully having it all out there will bring you some peace about everything. And maybe even help with your decision-making process. You know I don't want you to leave the blogging world, but I totally understand if that's what you decide to do... you definitely don't need to continue if you don't enjoy it anymore. I'll always be grateful that you started all those years ago, though, because I truly cherish your friendship!

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  5. I understand how you're feeling, but, I do look forward to your posts. I hope you at least send out a post every few months or so.

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  6. I enjoy your posts so much! I hope you decide to continue.

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  7. I totally understand wanting to take a step back from blogging. I have been blogging off and on since 2005. I have had many blogs, many content. I have scrubbed the internet of my name. Sometimes we just need a break you know?

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  8. I can totally understand not wanting to sit on the computer after you've been in front of a screen all day. Just do what feels right and what you have time for. I miss the old days of blogging when there wasn't a set "schedule" or expection of when you would post. I hope you'll continue to pop in when you can. <3

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  9. Totally understand where you're coming from. But I hope that you will keep on blogging when it feels "right" again!

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  10. I've certainly missed you in this space, but I appreciate and respect the season that you're currently in right now. Blogging certainly has evolved, and I will say, yours is the one blog I have kept up with consistently - the last 2 years especially - I think that is most likely because we have had similar life experiences and it has been nice to have someone to relate to. I don't have a blog, but have found myself drained in other areas of my life and am hopeful that come spring, I am motivated to get myself and my priorities back in check so I am giving myself grace for just a few more weeks :) I hope to see you on here if and when you feel called or on Instagram!

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  11. Emily! I have had these dry spells and they can last months or more. In all of the years of blogging I think it's normal to feel burnt out and overwhelmed by it. I battle it almost every day, the thought of stopping altogether. Especially with social media requirements to keep up with it now it can feel daunting. I hope you get rejuvenated and get your groove back. =)

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  12. I love reading your blog, but I totally understand. I will still check if you write and follow you on IG!

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  13. I'm sorry you're feeling burned out! I hope that you take a step back, and come back to share when you actually want to. I hate that bloggers feel like they have to keep to a rigid schedule - those of us who love reading your blog will read whatever you put out there, whenever you get it out! You need to live your life as it is now. :)

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