I think it’s time to retire from blogging. That sounds very dramatic and I don’t really mean it to be, but it is what it is. I actually feel like I’ve been on this journey for a while now.
“It’s Not About Choosing What You Want Right Now, It’s About Choosing What You Want Most” – Rachel Hollis
Over the past few months, I’ve felt a strong desire to pull back. I’ve felt the need to share less, and focus more on the moments right in front of me versus capturing them with the intent to share with others. You know when you’re experiencing something and your automatic reaction is to video or photograph it? Yeah, that. I don’t want that pressure. A moment isn’t any less funny or special because it wasn’t documented and shared. This is what social media has done to us.
Blogging has been a huge part of my life for the past six years. It’s given me opportunities I never dreamed of. It’s provided an added income for my family. And it’s connected me to people all around the world that I now call friends. Saying I’m thankful doesn’t do it justice, but I am. I’m just thankful.
I think it’s awesome that Moms out there are working this as a business. If you can keep at it while still maintaining your integrity, I applaud you! You’re clearly working your tail off! But I have the power to say, no. I won’t do that. I’m not doing this anymore. I’ve still got a few campaigns and contracts to wrap up over the next month and I will be honouring those, but after that, I’m not sure what this space will look like.
There are two directions I could go with this. One, I could completely close this space down. I could delete it all, and leave you with a blank url when you look up my site.
Or, I could connect this to my new business as a travel agent. I could continue sharing reviews of where we go and travel tips, and keep all the content that is currently there. If you want to connect with me and my family, I’d still have our Instagram account up and running, because I’m basically an Instastory junkie.
Why am I telling you all this? Because you deserve to know what’s going through my head about this space. That’s how this blog came to be in the first place! I love writing, and I’m not exactly sure where I’ll find that outlet yet in the future. What I do know, is that’s okay to make changes and embrace new things. It’s okay to be uncertain of a path.
Retiring from blogging doesn’t have to be this big dramatic exit where you’ll never see me again. That’s why I call it retiring, not quitting. It can be a progression; a work in progress. It means finding new ways to connect and find passion. That’s where I’m at right now, and that’s exciting, even though it’s a little scary.
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