Hello friends. Today I’m going to share my heart with you all about my decision to be done blogging. Five years ago I had a little family blog and it was great fun, random posts about our life, pictures of fun family times, nothing exciting for anyone really but me. Then I decided maybe I could blog about recipes as I was always being asked to share and that’s how my first real blog “Love From My Kitchen” was born. After doing that for a while, I then moved into the home project/DIY realm of blogging. The first cloffice was a big hit and after that I decided to change the name of my blog to “The Blooming Hydrangea.” It’s been fun sharing projects, recipes and life with you. I’ve made so many great friends in the blog world, even attended my first blogging conference last summer and met some great people in person!
But there is the downside for me of blogging which is the pressure I and only I put on myself. I may have a bit of perfectionist in me. The blog world is a great place full of so many supportive people, it’s amazing. That is definitely one thing I will miss but I won’t miss the time spent writing up posts, pinning, fb’ing, tweeting, hometalking, etc. It was getting way overwhelming in the social media department, once again, all pressure I put on myself. Which then lead me to put pressure on myself in other areas of my life and it just wasn’t good.
Back in October I took a mini blogging break and it was good. I decided to blog again but it’s definitely been sporadic. Lately I’ve just not been feeling it and really now that the house is almost complete, what would I even blog about? So, I know that all bloggers go through these spurts of wanting to throw in the towel and call it a day but usually we power through those and are good to go again. While that may have been the case in the past for me, the decision was definitely made for me today when my little guy brought home a sheet for Mothers Day and one of the statements was: My mom likes to___________________________ His answer was “be on the computer.” My heart dropped, it hurt, I am sad for him. The pull of the blog world, pinterest, etc. is too great and I am not a disciplined person. Something I should work on regardless of blogging. Anyways, I just knew that my decision was the right one. I blogged about something like this once, almost two years ago, which you can read here, What’s the real cost? Blogging, Home Improvements and Children. Here’s an excerpt from that post: “If I knew I only had 2 weeks to live, would I spend it on blogger, pinterest, fb or google? No, I would be trying to fill every moment spending time with those I love, soaking in my children and what they have to say, making sure they know how much I love them, making sure my husband knows he is respected and loved, that I couldn’t have asked for a better man to marry. Because the truth is, we really don’t know how much time we have on Earth, we like to think we’ll live to be 85 but we don’t really know what our future holds. “
So there you have it, my children and my husband need me. It’s been fun, I’m so grateful for those who took time to read my blog, comment, pin, fb, etc. It’s been a great ride but it’s time for me to get off the ride and walk into the sunset.