I knew that with time, this blogging would evolve. I just didn't realize how much the evolving would affect me. I took steps back from blogging because it started to feel like work. I miss the time that it was easy to write. I miss the community of friends that gave out constant support in the good and bad times. For weeks I kept thinking to myself, how can I get back to doing something I love? Well, there is no easy answer. But here I am, writing a post and trying to work through it.
To be honest, there are times where I wish I kept my blog private from family and friends. I feel like they have hindered a lot of writing topics for me. So, I made some changes. My blog no longer publishes automatically to my FB. I realized I only had "friends" reading because it was pushed through their news feed, not because they actually wanted to read. I know that most of my friends and family do not get this blogging thing. They think it's silly that I share personal stories with "strangers." But we all know that blogging is SO MUCH MORE. It took me a while, but here I am.. ready to write again as freely as I can. Without feeling the pressure of what my friends and family think.
I've missed you all. For those who are loyal readers, THANK YOU. You are the reason I am going to continue this and find my passion for writing again.