Over the past 6 months the fate of my blog has weighed heavily on my heart. Aside from a few posts here and there, I didn’t blog much last year. There’s a lot of reasons why. I went through a lot of personal changes. ended a relationship. I moved to my very own apartment. I tried like hell to make my eBay store work. (It didn’t. Well, not in the way I hoped, but I’m still working at it.) I got a new job. I hit the restart button on my life in Austin. It wasn’t easy, but I am really, really happy here finally.
But my blog sat in the back of my mind the whole year. After almost 7 years of writing here, I found it hard to walk away. I felt like I was missing something.
This feeling amplified when I rejoined Facebook over the summer. The more people I followed, I saw how Facebook was a place where people shared their feelings in long form. It felt a lot like a blog, and I found myself wanting to share my feelings, too, just not on Facebook because the platform has its issues. I also think with social media only growing, content creators need their own spaces with their own rules now more than ever. In short, I started missing my blog.
As 2017 came around the corner, I saw with the idea of trying to blog every day for year. This is something I tried and failed at for a multitude of reasons, but it was always something I wanted to revisit. I didn’t want to start on January 1st because I’ve never been very good at resolutions. Also, I was really tired that day. Over the course of the past week, though, I’ve come back to this idea in a very big way.
From January 7, 2017 to January 7, 2018, I will be blogging every day except Sundays, because you know, rest and all.
I’m really excited to start this year, to embrace my blog. To pour my heart back into it. To live without regrets and to continue to share myself in a way that I hope helps others, but mostly in a way that I hope helps me.
Here’s to you, 2017.