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Well, hello, blogworld! I haven’t seen you in quite a while! I have to admit, I have enjoyed getting away for a while. No, I didn’t really go anywhere. I haven’t really done much of anything. I did move. A block away. It was a big ordeal though. I’m glad to be settled in and ready to get back to old routines. Like my blog.
I started this blog last fall with no idea what to expect. I quickly learned all about taking (& editing) better photos, leaving comments, linking back, blog parties, giveaways- you know, all of this stuff that takes up a TON of time. I wanted to do well so I threw myself into my blog and my craft projects. I felt like I had to have several awesome crafts each week that were linked up to all of the major craft/decor blogs on the internet. Not only that but I was hosting my own party and blog-hopping all over the place to see what everyone else was up to. I was doing pretty well too. I was getting featured regularly and gaining lots of followers. This all went along just fine for about 6 months until I just burnt out.
Everything was going great but the kids were about to get out of school and you know how hectic things get at the end of the year. I just felt so overwhelmed and just had to stop. I hate that I just kind of quit but I couldn’t keep going. My life was too busy and I was having a hard time not putting 110% into my blog to be all of the things to all of the people I have to be in “real life”.
Well, lesson learned. If I wasn’t a mom who participates in her family’s life, I could be a blogaholic and put in bookoodles of time/money/energy and be great at it. However, I have a lot of hats to wear and a lot to get done on a day to day basis. But, I ♥ blogging. I can’t help it! It fulfills and completes me. I love being able to share with you whenever I have a crafty or creative idea or see something that I like that I think you will like too. I don’t want to give that up! I have to just cut back. I can blog on a regular basis without losing myself in it. I have to find my balance and I am ready to try. If any of you have any tips, I would love to hear.
I look forward to getting back into my blogging groove and hope you’ll stay close by. I can’t wait to show you my new craft room and my other new spaces. In the meantime, if you’d like, check out my boards over at Pinterest. I have quickly become seriously addicted. Have you?
It’s been so good to be able to talk to you again. I have missed you so much!