So, renewal for my domain name has cropped up and I'm at a bit of a crossroads.
I don't actually know whether I want to continue with blogging right now.
One or two things happened in my life.... Not only that but I had a load of new ideas for posting but they just don't seem to fit in with my blog anymore.
I've always tried to fit every category when it comes to blogging. Whether it be parenting, fashion, lifestyle, beauty .... but I think I've realised I can't realistically do that anymore, and then there is another part of me that doesn't want to just stick to one target audience.
I haven't made the decision to definitely stop blogging but I think what's best for me is to continue with a break and then perhaps return in the Autumn with a new name ... Start afresh... Make a commitment to only one or two categories of posting (I just need to decide on which) and put my all in.
I've also taken on a second job in addition to my existing job so of course, juggling this with being a stay at home mum is difficult. I'm very lucky that I can work from home for both roles.
I don't ever see blogging becoming a regular income for me, don't get me wrong it works for some but I want blogging to be a pastime, something I enjoy and maybe make a few pence from rather than it being my main source of income and something I HAVE to rely on.
I absolutely love writing and photography and journalism is something I have often thought of making a career out of.
However after years of being a parent and a parent who earnt very little at that, it makes sense to stay in the vocation I know and have experience in for now which is accounting and finance.... It will keep me in clothes and toys for the kids at least :)
Lastly, I became quite close to someone who I shared my blog and other personal things with.
They let me down, they dropped me from a great height ... I would have gone through hell and to the end of the earth for them but some things just don't work out I suppose... I don't hate on them, if they're reading this I want them to know that and I want them to know they don't have to be a stranger.
I just feel that sometimes closing off parts of your life to people for a little while is somehow cathartic and 'gets you through'.
So there you have it....
Nothing too surprising really seeing as I haven't been a regular blogger for a while now but hopefully one day soon I can find my place again and return.