It’s been a hot minute since I last wrote here. While I didn’t plan for a hiatus, it came at the right time during a tumultuous summer of change that has turned into a (hopefully) calm and productive fall. I’m more productive than ever, focusing more and more on my shop and freelance work. This summer I turned 30, moved into my own place and took a mini road trip to New York. OK, things didn’t happen exactly in that order, but you get the gist. I never feel like time goes by too fast, but the amount of change I went through this summer was, well, unexpected though welcomed with open arms. Through it all, though, I realized I need to get back to my blogging roots.
I know I talk a lot about blogging, and while I realize this might be tedious to read about, it’s important for me to reflect every now and then. I’m realizing as I get older that it’s hard for me to have hobbies that allow me to relax and explore new interested. Blogging was always that thing for me. It allowed me to move through life, reflecting on experiences, both large and small. It opened up pathways for me to connect with people. It allowed me to be creative. And I’ve gotten away from that, but I’m back now.
I have to admit that I was disillusioned and tired with blogging, mostly with the sponsored content spewed by so many bloggers. I saw a lot of my favorite blogs turned one long commercial for whoever was willing to pay the most. I started my blog six years ago from a place of wanting to have fun. I remember saying to my sister when I started my blog that I would stop when I got bored. And I guess that’s what these past three months have been, it wasn’t fun. It wasn’t necessarily boring, but it didn’t feel right. But then I found myself missing it. Sure, my hobbies and interests have changed over the years, but that doesn’t mean my blog can’t change with me.
If you’re reading again for the first time in a long time, welcome back. I have lots of ideas for posts and collaborations and content and OH MY! My heart is just bursting with excitement. OK, maybe that’s a bit overdramatic, but you get the point. I hope.