In case you haven’t noticed… It’s been
weeks months since I last wrote any type of blog post. I didn’t even keep up with my Bachelorette recaps. Which is part to do with the fact that because I am on the other side of the world I often didn’t get to watch an episode until 2-3 days after it was first on air. But it also has to do with the fact that I just don’t want to write anymore.
That’s not to say I won’t ever blog again. But right now it’s not what interests me.
I created my first blog when I was in my first year university. It was an outlet for me, and a journal if nothing else. It was a place where I talked about the struggles of going to university full time, working multiple jobs, and my relationship at the time.
Over the years I became more and more interested in blogging, but I was interested in it for all the wrong reasons.
I wanted to become a full time blogger and Instagram influencer. I was really naive and thought it would just kind of happen. I started writing posts about places, or things, or events. And don’t get me wrong I’ve loved every experience that I was writing about. But I stopped writing about what I actually cared about.
My blog became commercialized in a way. But it was never becoming what I wanted it to become. And at the end of the day I wanted to blog full-time because I thought it would be fun to work from home, or my favourite cafes or different countries around the world.
But the truth of the matter is, is that blogging is a FULL-TIME job. But not like a 9-5 Monday-Friday full-time job. But a 24/7 job. I just wasn’t willing to put in the work to make it what I had envisioned in my head.
I have some friends, and I follow other bloggers and they are full-time bloggers. That is how they make their living. And they are absolutely killing it. But blogging full-time just wasn’t for me.
I want to write when I have something to say. not when I feel like I have to write.
I want to write something meaningful, not something that’s just being written to post.
I now use photography to express my creative side. It was a passion of mine when I was younger, and I got out of it for whatever reason. A year ago I got back into photography and I just love it. Taking photos, and exploring new places, with new and old friends is my absolute favourite thing to do.
This isn’t goodbye forever. I will still write. But I’ll write when I want to.
As always, thank you for all of your support.