Well, guys. I’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye to this space.
Friday, I opened up for the umpteenth time this year about the possibility of stopping blogging. It was met with both understanding from other bloggers who have been there and some frustration from readers. I knew in my heart that I have really let blogging go months ago, and the past few months of not having planned content and just doing my thing when I felt like was working for me. I guess I just never made it clear that that’s the transition this blog was going in. But that’s what happens when you don’t blog that much.
Friday, I was extremely emotional, because while I had thought about quitting, making it a reality (and sitting down trying to write this post the first time) was enough to convince myself to give it one more shot. I thought about it over the weekend of trying to have a blogging goal until the end of the year and seeing if I could meet it, maybe jump start this place and get back into it.
But I just don’t want to.
There are a lot of reasons I want to give up blogging, but that is reason enough for me. Other reasons are that I want more privacy for my family, I feel disconnected from this space, I don’t need it like I used to, and in general feel I’ve outgrown it and the whole concept of blogging. When I rebranded my blog in the summer, that was my attempt at trying to make this space more appropriate for me as I’ve changed, but it didn’t really work and was in the wrong timing in my life.
While it’s sad to say goodbye to something that has been a part of my life for four and a half years – something that has seen me through the beginning of my marriage, marathon training, a few moves, and now having babies – all things have their time and I believe this blog has run its course.
I decided to delete the blog permanently come the end of the year so I’m not tempted to change my mind and come back to it. If you’d like to stay in touch with me, you can see me on Instagram. I am also going to be a contributing author on a mom blog launching later this year that I’ll announce on Instagram, so I will still write in some capacity, just not on this personal of a level.
For those of you who have been around since the beginning and those of you who have read for any amount of time, thank you for the support, the comments, and the encouragement. I will never regret having this blog and experiencing the relationships and connections that I gained here. I am especially grateful for all the wonderful friends I’ve met through this place.