Damn it's been a while, I'm not really sure if I remember how to do this! Just kidding, kinda. You may or may not have noticed, but I've been a little MIA lately. I could blame it on family drama, I could blame it on work stress, home stress, and a million other things, and they would all be accurate, but the honest truth is...I just haven't felt like blogging.
When I started this blog, it was simply supposed to be a place for me to keep track of the crafts I was doing and recipes I was trying (because at the time I was addicted to Pinterest), and occassionally for me to document funny K&K stories. I didn't have many followers, if any at all. I wasn't writing for anyone else, I was writing for me. Eventually when my weight loss journey began, my blog became the place where I could talk about my struggles and successes with that. It was a great outlet, and somewhere along the way I started gaining more followers, and making new friends. With following so many new people, and having new people following me, came blogging trends, link-ups, and things I felt I "had" to be a part of.
I was trying to come up with blogging material that wasn't natural for me. I wasn't talking about what I wanted to talk about, I was blogging about what everyone else was blogging about. It was the blogging version of 'keeing up with the Jones'. And let me say, I don't think there is ANYTHING wrong with the link ups, I just couldn't keep up and it wasn't working for me trying to take part in what everyone else was doing. I was caring too much about how many people were following me, how many comments I got on each post, and petty things like that. Things I never cared about when I first started blogging. So I decided to take a step back. And it was a great decision.
I've still been stalking my favorite blogs, but I've been doing it silently. I don't know when I will feel like blogging more often again. Maybe this summer when I'm off and have more time...maybe not. For now, I'm happy staying back in the shadows. I adore yall and the support and friendship you have extended to me, and hopefully I'll be back soon! Until then...