Yes, you read the tittle correctly! I'm saying goodbye to my blog!
I thought it would be fitting to use the photoshoot I opened my blog with!
This post has been a long time coming.
And I hope my following statement makes sense.
To be honest, I’ve re-written this blogpost so many times.
It’s no secret that I haven’t been as consistent (understatement) with blog posts for the past….. year?!
I've been blogging for 5 years now!
Back when I started blogging, I had a 5 year-blogging plan. Yup, I'm that kind of person.
Somewhere around year 3, I started loosing the passion of it all. But none the less, I still had one foot in while one foot out! I had made so many friends and connections along the way, that I decided to stick it out. I told myself that if my blog did not go anywhere incredible in 5 years... I'd start a new journey.
Hello Year 5!
I think over time interests, hobbies, and likes change. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I think that after becoming a mom, my passion and focus has changed drastically. For a while, I thought that I wouldn’t give up blogging unless I had this Amazing plan figured out and an amazing thing to jump into next. But overtime, it made me resent my blog and all the time and effort that goes into making a single post at a time. I started hating shoot days, specially when I had to drag my husband or baby into it. And the busier we got, the last thing I wanted to do is use our free time, to hustle through something I wasn’t even sure WHY or for WHAT I was doing it.
On that note,
Over the past 5 years, the blogging industry has done a lot of changing too. In my opinion, most of the changes have not been so hot. Not to mention that this industry is super political. It got to a point where I felt like I was running a rat-race. Yuk.
While I would not trade all the friends, fun, experience, and connections, that blogging has brought me,
I confidently feel that it’s time to move on.
This could be temporary or it could be permanent. Only time will tell. But for the mean time, I want to close this chapter and see what else can fuel my passion.
While I don't plan on getting rid of my brand name ever, my domain will likely remain up but probably remain idle.
THANK YOU & GOODBYE
Thank you to EVERYONE, even if it's just 20 of you (I don't know how many people still read blogs anymore). But everyone who has supported me, my blog, and my crazy ideas! It has seriously meant the world to me and has given me the confidence to go on to a new journey! You guys are the best and I'd love to encourage you back and tell you to go be your own cheerleaders as well and start doing that thing you've always wanted to do, whatever it may be!!!