A crazy thing happened...I stopped caring about the blog. At all. I was asked today why I was blog slacking and you know what - this is a perfectly legitimate question that should be answered.
Here are some reasons why:
#1. Life/work has been so incredibly busy - not really an excuse but thought I would throw it out there
#2. I lost my inspiration. I got tired of posting about purses and fashion and things that to me, are not all that important in the scheme of things. BUT it seems like every time I posted something less then hilarious or with a slightly unhappy tone or too sarcastic or too personal, I would get horrible anonymous comments that in all honesty, would really piss me off. I know that these people don't really know me and that I shouldn't care but let me let ya'll in on a little secret - I am an INCREDIBLY sensitive person and I really take what people say to heart - even if I don't know them. Everyone has a bad day once in a while and since this is my blog, my place to let it all out, I want to be able to write about things that may be a little less than happy-go-lucky and I don't want to be scolded for it.
In spite of all of this, I want to reiterate how much I love this blog and how much it has allowed me to experience. I have gotten to read about people's happy times, sad times, hard times...you name it. The blog world is HUGE and allows for all sorts of emotions. I have seen people get berated because they wrote about something that went against the grain and I have seen people unite to pray for babies, children, moms and dads and you can't deny how incredible that is.
Sometimes my posts will be thoughtful and other times they will be completely brainless...but they are my posts nonetheless. I am coming back into the blog world with a promise to myself - I will be me no matter what. I will not shy away from posting sad stories nor hold back my happy times in fear of sounding self indulgent. I will post pictures of my husband and I drinking on 6th Street with friends and not think twice about those who let me have it in the past because I had alcohol...God forbid.
My BEST friends in the world read this blog and if they were the ONLY ones that read it I could care less. That said, I appreciate wholeheartedly every single one of you that read this blog and let me be...me. I thank all of you for letting me read YOUR posts and being so brave as to never back down from who you are.
I love my blog friends and I have missed this!! It really is a great part of my life and the perfect place to let it all hang out. Thank you for encouraging me and thank you for reading!