Why I Took a Break from Blogging

Last July I turned 35 and a few months later I woke up and thought “what am I doing with my life”. I didn’t have the answer and that was a little scary. I pushed that voice to the side and went on with my life as is; I went to Disney World for the first time and survived the holidays. As I rang in 2017 that little voice was back asking that same question “girl, what ARE you doing?”. This time I didn’t ignore it.

You might have noticed that with the exception of some scheduled posts, I’ve been mainly absent from the blog, YouTube and Instagram. This was on purpose. I needed some time, time to figure out what exactly I was doing with my life and where I wanted to go moving forward and I couldn’t search for that answer while still sticking to the same schedule as before.

Turns out the answer was I had lost the joy that blogging once brought me. I used to blog to share my favorite looks, beauty purchases, TV shows, etc with the whomever was reading. Overtime I became beholden to brands and PR companies, I started looking at everything with a “how I can I turn this into a blog post” eye, I was living life through the lenses of IG filters and Snapchat, and it was all about the numbers: did I have enough followers on Instagram or YouTube. It became exhausting. I needed to find that joy again.

I’ve spent the last two months not caring about blogging or needing to document every moment of my life, this has allowed to kinda reboot myself and figure out where I want to go next. The answer was so simple, take it back to the beginning. So that is what I’m doing.

Moving forward, I’m blogging for myself again. This means no set blogging schedule. If I have a product I’m using that I love I’ll share it, if I am digging the look I put together that morning, I’ll share it. If I want to film a video, I’ll do it. I am no longer doing a set schedule of blog posts or videos. I want to be successful in this but I need to do it my way.

So I hope you enjoy this new-ish journey and self re-boot that I’m undertaking. My goal is to share with everyone what I am loving and what is bringing me joy.

xoxo,

Misti

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2 Comments

  1. March 1, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I’m constantly re-evaluating what I’m doing and I’m glad you took time to step back. I find when I take a break and just LIVE LIFE, I get so inspired that I WANT to blog about it.

    I think you’ve got a good plan and your evolution will come naturally!

  2. March 2, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    YES! I am so with you on this! Good for you!

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