A new direction

It feels like ages since I have posted anything on this little space. I suppose it is because it has been ages. It goes without saying that I haven’t been in the “blogging mood” for quite some time. I decided to take a small break, partly because I had no idea what I wanted to blog about anymore and partly because I have been struggling in my personal life with a myriad of things. Many of you know I had a miscarriage in December, and then two blood transfusions and a freak emergency in January. Let me just say that rocked my life. Everything seems different now, including my outlook on life and many other things.

Anxiety, anger, sadness, and a generally feeling of being “lost” are some of the emotions I have felt the past six months. Some other feelings have been overwhelming gratitude, deep love, and drastic changes in my faith.

Out of the woodwork I have made some new friends, have a renewed sense of the “nearness of God”, and a deeper appreciation for my family and precious time. Many of my mornings I have wanted to stop or slow down. I used to love keeping busy- shopping, doing projects, going on playdates. Now I crave being home, hunkered down with a cup of coffee, watching my daughter swing in her hammock. It is just where I am in this season of life. A part of it may be I am just not feeling quite as social and free-spirited as I did before. I know I am still grieving. But it feels good.

Taking a break from blogging also felt good. Having my free time to devote to my family and personal needs was exactly what I needed.

But I am back. I miss this little space, and even though I don’t have that many readers I do have a few friends through here. I love to write. I love the blogging community. I miss it!

Some of the changes I am making are that I am no longer doing sponsored posts. I did it in the past, and I have no issues with it… I just lost my passion for it. That was the only income I made from blogging, so it was a hard decision to make as now I gotta shell out my own money to keep this thing going, but it is worth it. I will still do some reviews on products I love to share. But that is the extent to sponsored stuff.

I would rather focus on some other topics: loss, infertility, marriage, faith, family, parenting, cooking, and healthy living. Part of the issue I have with sponsored posts is so many of them include ingredients I just don’t like promoting. We try to eat clean at home (we aren’t perfect- we love donuts!). We try to live green. We try to recycle. It is our passion.

So there it is:). Thank you to everyone who took a second to read it. I can’t wait to be back!

 

Comments

  1. says

    Glad to see you back. I’m sorry to hear of the loss/grief and even the scary emergency visit. I was away for some time for various reasons, so this is the first I’m hearing and my Mama Heart goes out to you. I look forward to reading posts from you again!

    And, regarding sponsored posts, I understand. I’d like to do them, but I always wonder if it’d be ok.

  2. says

    Glad to see you back! I’m so sorry to hear about everything, but glad you are able to look at life differently and in a way that is best for you. Feeling the closeness of God and spending precious time with your daughter is amazing. Looking forward to visiting your little internet space 🙂 Beautifully Candid

  3. says

    So happy to hear that you’re back, and you devoted time with your family. We surely need that sometimes! Sorry to hear about your loss 🙁 But glad to hear you’re bouncing back. Can’t wait to read more of your future posts.

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