As I sit down to write this I don't even know if I'm going to hit publish....but I think when I do I'll have a huge relief off of me. First, I never understood why bloggers took breaks. I always thought 'I get it, it's your life, do what you want.....I love your blog & want you to feel great writing it but what is this pressure you're talking about? It's just a blog.' Well now I know. It's not pressure from anyone else that I'm feeling. I'm not trying to compete, I'm not trying to be better, or keep up...I'm trying to be me. But somehow or another me has gotten lost.
I don't know what to post. I come home every night & just want to sit on the couch. I'm pushing myself to be creative when I really just want time with me & time with Zach. When I had all that free time, I was able to brainstorm & develop a lot of ideas. Now in my free time I can hardly bring one idea to reality - that initial necklace from Monday was the best thing I'd made in months & I couldn't even take good pictures! That's what I'm talking about. Not being able to try & fail...but feeling like I need to get content up because what kind of blog am I running here??
I mean it when I say it's not pressure from others. It's pressure from myself to share the most honest, straight forward tips, tricks, DIY's, inspiration, etc. And if I'm throwing something together, I'm not doing that.
So in the essence of honesty, I'm taking a break.
I don't know for how long...but it's happening.
I do want you to keep up with me on twitter & instagram because I'm still going to be active there (of course) but I am closing down custom blog design orders. I'm hoping to wrap one up here soon & that's it. I'll still keep some customized options up in the design shop.
The 516VINTAGE shop will be open still as well & I really hope to get more items in there soon! As well as the Five One Six shop. That will have updates sometime this summer too!
I'm going to continue to blog, but it may only really appeal to my family who use this place to check up on what we've been getting into. So perhaps expect less picture posts, more what we're doing posts, and little updates.
I just can't focus on worrying about posting the way I'd like to right now. Who knows....maybe in a week I'll get back to it...but right now, expect a little silence. And I thank you for your understanding!