It’s been nearly a year since I’ve written a word on this blog. I lost all creativity. I was bored. I lacked the time and dedication. But most importantly, I had lost my passion for writing. I felt like I had to post on here, instead of wanting too. It was becoming a chore, more than it was a creative outlet and a hobby. I was too focused on the numbers and not focused enough on what I was writing. Part of it was a blog identity problem. Over the years, I’d been trying to turn it into something it wasn’t; a lifestyle blog.
I had lost sight of why I started blogging to begin with. Simply, to write.
What are the first three things that come to mind when you think of a lifestyle blogger?
I can guarantee those three things probably are not found on my blog (okay, they might be… but I don’t know what you’re thinking.) In case you’re wondering, I think of fashion, food and parenting. Definitely three things you won’t find here.
Lifestyle bloggers share their lives. They share fashion tips, recipes, advice on how to get your baby to sleep, how their weekend was, perhaps a tour of their new home, their health and fitness, or their latest DIY project.
I don’t. And I won’t share every aspect of my life.
I rarely mention of my husband’s name. You will almost never see a picture of my home (unless it shows up on Instagram). You won’t see mention of the town I live in or the surrounding towns.
It’s not because I don’t love my life. I’m just not that kind of blogger. My blog life is separate from my life-life. I found myself straying from that one very simple reason I decided to blog in the first place – a love of writing.
But as 2016 comes to a close, and 2017 arrives, I decided that I missed writing. I missed having a creative outlet where I could write when I wanted to write. And writing the occasional rant when it needed to happen.
So no, you won’t find health posts here, you won’t find recipes, house tours or my weekend recap. But you will find books I’m reading, maybe a poem or two (if I feel like writing one), my continuing battle with anxiety, maybe a short story, tips for inspiration… essentially, I’m not holding myself accountable for posting anything. But rather, keeping this a place where I can write when inspiration strikes. I need this.
I’ll be keeping my previous posts up on the blog. However, you should expect to find some different things popping up from time to time. I’m not out to become a well-known blogger. I simply want to write.
Writing has always been a part of me. I crave being able to put pen to paper, or in this case, fingers to keyboard.
Having my creative outlet back in 2017 is exactly what I need.