A change of season…a change of mind.
So it’s been a while.
A while of not blogging properly and a while of not blogging at all.
The only place I’ve really stayed is Instagram but otherwise social media and blogging have all had a little break. Unplanned, unexpected and I was in denial about it for a while. I tried to go against it but I gave in and realised that in time I would want to write again.
It took a lot longer than I had hoped. I’ve tried to force a few posts as I was sad about my little space being neglected. I thought about giving up entirely and just shutting it all down. Would anyone have noticed?
That was when I realised I would.
I would miss this space. I would miss this blog, my blog. I’ve spent 4 years building this from a little diary of sharing photos of baby Amelia when I was a 19 year old new mum who was a little bit lost. I worked, I learned and I kept on writing until I grew a business. And I did that.
I think sometimes I forget how hard I’ve worked here. How many hours and seriously late nights were spent tweaking the design of my blog, editing photos, meeting deadlines, sending emails and writing up posts.
This blog has been somewhere I’ve been happy with, I’ve been frustrated with and somewhere I’ve cried tears over. I’ve made friends for life through because of it and I’ve reached people on a level I never knew I could. The hours have been worth it. But was it time for it to come to an end?
Life has changed for myself and Amelia so in amongst thoughts of shutting down I did also consider a rebrand. Does this blog reflect who we are now? Amelia started school in September and I also started a new job back in July. Our life has changed quite a lot so I did start to question if this space was relevant to where we are now.
But again I realised that just like us, it’ll grow. It show where we are now and where it all started 4 years ago!! And how amazing is that, how lucky am I to have all these memories and special moments documented. Way to special to just delete.
I love sharing our days out, the things we bake, the things we create and our lives. I was so excited when I realised other people wanted to read and see these things too. I think I’d forgotten that. It’s so easy to get caught up with numbers, followers and what you think people want to read. But this break has given me a great head space on all this and I think I’m just going to write and share for me. Then those of you who enjoy that will stay and those that don’t, well they don’t really matter.
So now I’ve finished rambling. I am back, I want to be back, I’m excited to be back and the blog is not going to be shutting. I’m back with no pressure, I will be posting when I want and about what I want because that’s us!
Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me during this slog, all you lovely readers and friends.