Wait, did I already miss an entire month of blogging? Oops…
I’m going to jump right out and say that I [undoubtedly] chose the most inopportune time ever to start up here again. Did you expect anything less?
Moving back to LA has been a whirlwind of excitement, anxiety, thrill, fear, joy, sadness, and everything in-between. I should have known it would be but, honestly, it all happened extremely fast and I didn’t have a chance to sit down and mentally prepare myself for it. But you know, I’m going to call that a blessing…if I’d had time to process and prepare for it all, I probably wouldn’t be here today.
All that being said, I’m ecstatic to be back in this crazy city and thankful that I’m rediscovering a part of me that was left behind. And I apologize that I wasn’t more diligent about documenting the journey.
I’ve just come to terms with the fact that blogging as an adult is TOUGH unless it’s a source of income. Juggling a full-time job plus freelance editorial work plus a long-distance relationship plus a social life plus blogging takes a LOT of organization and dedication. Could I put blogging higher on the priority list? Sure. But frankly, it isn’t my number #1 priority.
At one point in time, all I wanted was to be a “well-known” blogger. I spent countless hours in front of my computer screen – writing posts, following/commenting on other blogs, researching blog-growth techniques, snapping pictures of my entire life – my world revolved around it. And you know what? It’s just not that important to me anymore. I’ve tried to convince myself that it is, hence me starting and stopping over and over again, but there are so many other things I find more rewarding.
After a 50hr work week, the last thing I want to do on my day off is stay holed-up in the house by my computer. I want to be out doing things and meeting people. I want to work on a side project or start the book I’ve been saying I want to write for years. I want to cherish every moment with my boyfriend, family, friends, puppy, etc. I want to embrace every moment of every day and live.
I’ll still be around to post whenever I feel so inclined…maybe once a week, maybe once a month…who knows. I would LOVE if you all stay subscribed to check-in whenever that is but, if you don’t, no hard feelings. The blogging community will always hold a special place in my heart.
Here’s to a full, busy, beautiful life…