Good Monday morning friends!!
WHAT?!?! I know….I’m sure most of you have forgotten about me by now. I mean it has been 9 months since my last blog post. But I’m back and I wanted to explain why its been so long since you’ve heard from me. I also wanted to say THANK YOU to those of you that have stuck around. I appreciate YOU! ❤
It’s hard for me to pin point when I started to pull away from blogging but I can pin point what made me start to pull away. I remember after Christmas, I had a pretty good groove going and I was happy with my blog, although it’s a very new and tiny blog, I was still happy with it. I started making (amazing) friends in the blogging world and little doors were opening up for me. Then it was like a brick wall came crashing down on top of me…I blame this feeling partly on my anxiety and partly on the fact that I am human, I am flawed. I started to learn that I needed to do ALL these things with my blog to become a successful blogger, and gosh it all sounded amazing and fun! Of course I want to reach more people with my blog, share more DIY’s and home décor, and to be honest if I made an extra buck or two doing it that would be icing on the cake. Stay at home mom here would love to help my family financially. So I was excited, but remember that brick wall I mentioned. It slightly crushed me. I began looking into what it would take to get my blog to the next level, man oh man did I feel in over my head. It was like reading a foreign laungage. I’m not tech savy, its just not something I did as a kid. I mean I sent emails and researched things but to know and learn how to build and opperate websites or even how to use codes and all the other fancy things, I never learned how to. Now as an adult I’d like to but the reason this brick wall was so heavy is because (the flawed part I mentioned) I am a ‘dig in and do all now’ type of person. When I want something done or I see that theres a task to be done I like to get it done right this minute. Now saying that, I’ve gotten a lot better over the years, God has put me in situations that have truly taught me to be patient but with this I didnt listen and I got BURNT OUT! Another flaw I have, when I get burnt out I walk away…for me burn out means stress, anxiety, worry, self doubt and anger. My go to is flight instead of fight when this happens so I simply walk away because all of those things just arent worth the issue that caused me to feel that way. I hope this is all making sense and I hope that yall understand where I’m coming from.
Fast foward seven-ish months and I started thinking about blogging again. I think I was working on a project at home or I had spoken to a friend, again I cant really pin point it but I remember thinking ‘Oh I should share this with my readers/followers’. This thought honestly surprised me because up until then I had no desire to blog. I brushed it off, or so I thought, and continued to enjoy the summer. Then again the thought of blogging hit me, so I decided it was time to really think about getting started again. The more I thought about it the more I found myself getting excited about the idea.
And then that brick wall was lifted. Friends, I’ve realized something these last few weeks, I had lost something in the mix of codes and links, my passion. I got so wrapped up in what I needed to do to make my blog better that I lost the real reason I started blogging in the first place. Again, flawed. When I started this tiny little blog it was for two reasons, to share my love of DIY’s and home decor, and to inspre and encourage other women (or men) to create a home they love! That was it, my reason, and I was PASSIONATE about it. I got lost friends, in the mix of things and I hope you will forgive me. I’m so excited to have my passion back for blogging and I cant wait to share all the things with you!!! Maybe one day my blog will grow and have all the fancy bells and whistles but for now its my place of comfort to come and share the things I love doing with YOU! Thank you for allowing me to do so!
P.s I see I have lots of questions and comments to respond too since coming back. I will work through those as quickly as possible and please remember you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Happy Reading friends