An Indefinite Break

by Bess on August 26, 2014

Friends!  It’s so bittersweet to write this post.  On the eve of my four year blogging anniversary, I have some news.

As I’m sure many of you have been able to tell, my posting has been dwindling down over the past few weeks and months.  It wasn’t intentional by any means and I certainly tried very hard to keep up my normal posting, but the truth is, I don’t have the time or energy for blogging right now.  I can’t say that I will never make a return to the blogosphere, but for now I will be taking an indefinite break.  I don’t want to have the blog up and running if I’m not able to give it 100% of my effort and passion, and I just simply cannot do that anymore.  It was definitely not a decision that came easily!

But it’s a good thing.  I’ve got so many fun things going on outside of my job that there’s not much spare time to write about it all.  It’s a balance I’ve been struggling with for the past few months and it started to become stressful to me when I couldn’t post.  I’d feel guilty that I wasn’t keeping the schedule I’ve been so diligent about since I started this blog.  And stress and guilt are not feelings I want to get out of the blog!  My life has become so fulfilled that I think the blog was filling a void in my life for quite some time that I think has been newly satisfied since I moved to Charlotte.

Again, I may make a blog return at some point, but if that happens it will probably be a totally different set up/focus.  Maybe a name change and rebranding…not sure.  That may or may not happen.  Different thoughts swirl in my head but I’m just going to play it by ear.  If I step away from blogging for a while and really miss it, I’ll be back.  In the meantime, I will be “microblogging” my life on Instagram more frequently.  I’d love it if you’d follow me on there so we can stay connected.  I’ll try to write more mini-posts to go along with the pictures so if you want to, you can stay up to date with what I’m up to.  And that way if I ever do decide to make a full blown blogging comeback, you can find out from there.  I may just need a little break, but I can’t tell what I need yet from where I am right now.

Thanks to everyone who has ever read this blog.  The past four years have been quite a journey and I’ve learned a lot and met some really awesome people through the process.  I’ve been pushed to do new things and I’ve gotten to have experiences I wouldn’t have had without it.  I appreciate every one of you and thank you so much for being such a generous, fun audience.  I’m so grateful.

It’s going to feel weird to press “publish” on potentially my last post.  But here we go.  Love y’all so much! Peace!


Photo Dump/Trying To Keep Up

by Bess on August 18, 2014

Hi friends…I know I have been absent for the past week.  I have been so busy with work and other fun things that quite honestly, blogging about the activities have taken a bit of a backseat.  I need more time in the day!

Here’s my photo dump effort to keep myself updated!

photo 4 (37)

photo 5 (28)

photo 2 (53)

photo 1 (55) photo 5 (27) photo 4 (36)

photo 3 (44)

photo 2 (52)

photo 1 (54)

The good news is…I’m loving life in Charlotte.  Just wish I could be better about having time to update the blog! Def follow me on Instagram if you don’t already…it’s easier for me to post pics and updates there quicker in between posts :)



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