I don’t really know how to say this, but I think we need to take a break. I never intended to write a blog that was so personal, but all of you amazing readers were so kind and welcoming and let’s face it, I am prone to oversharing. Now that we have Gracie Girl I am just not sure if it is right for our family that I continue to put so much of our life out there. It made sense when it was just me and I was trying to build my business, but now that I am taking some time to figure out life with a babe, I just don’t feel like it is worth the risk of privacy to Grace.
This is a hard decision because I love and value all of you so much. Your sweet comments and emails and prayers got me through such a tough time, and I just want to share with you all of the joy we have now. Without getting into too much detail there have been a few comments etc. that I have received and didn’t post that have made me question writing this blog. I am going to take some time to figure out what the best path is going forward, and I hope y’all understand.
I am hoping to be back soon, perhaps as a subscription only blog, and I hope some of you will check back in when I do. Until then, thank you so much for being as kind, supportive, bizarre, and hilarious as I could ever have dreamed a reader community to be. Y’all are the best!
I am completely humbled by all of your sweet comments. You guys really know how to make a lady feel good. I wanted to clear something up- I didn’t decide to take a break because a negative comment got me down. You guys are so right to say I shouldn’t let haters win, and I think all of your amazingly kind words have obliterated anything an anonymous poster or two could say. I also would never let someone else’s negativity control me. However, there was one particular incident that crossed a line and gave me genuine pause.
That being said, I think I have also been burned out trying to balance my new motherhood with my desire to bring you good junk on this blog. Where I used to think about and live in a design world most of the day, it wasn’t that difficult to bring you into my brain. Now that most of that brainspace is occupied by Grace it is much harder, and what the aforementioned incident convinced me of for sure is that I want to protect her privacy above all else.
I think you have all convinced me, though, that I am not completely done with blogging, it might take some time for me to get back to my creative roots, but when I do I will be back blogging more strictly about design as many of you suggested. I am also going to look into the subscription situation. I just need some time to air out and refocus away from the personal, and to get inspired again.
Thank you again for your comments, I am truly blown away and feel very popular. Which, if you have been reading for awhile you know is major motivation for me. (That’s a winky face in case you can’t tell)