I can hear that song now, “Where have all the cowboys gone?” but instead I’m singing, “Where have all the details gone?” But guess what folks?!? I’m back! And I’m refreshed and ready for whatever is next!
It’s been a time of rethinking, regrouping, and deciding where I want this journey to go. It may seem to some of my readers that I cut my blogging life short right out of the gate, which I can understand why it may seem that way, because I blogged strong and full speed ahead for the first 6 weeks. Then poof, I stopped.
However, behind the scenes, I had been planning and working on the blog for almost 6 months before the blog launched. So in all, it had been 8 crazy months of jumping into something that was brand new to me. I didn’t just dip my toes in either, I dove right in!
After 6 weeks though, I realized that certain family and personal needs weren’t being met. I was spending every moment that the children were asleep blogging. I was spending any moments I could (when the children were occupied) taking photos, editing, attending to social media. I wasn’t finding a good work-life balance. I needed to recenter myself and decide a few things about the direction of the blog.
Instead of just gracefully taking a break, I went a little bloggy batshit crazy. Ooops!! Remind me to never do that again. I overreacted and decided it was likely the end of the blog. I started tearing down the precious parts of the blog that took me hours to create. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m openly admitting this, because I want to make a promise to you and to myself. Never again! Even when I need a break, I vow to not go batshit crazy on my blog!
So what now? What’s different? Well…I’m moving forward. The focus of the blog is basically still the same – taking time to notice the little details. HOWEVER…I will be refining a bit more to focus on party planning. That is my passion! My posts will focus on tips for party planning, along with showing you all the great parties I throw along the way. I will add in some details about motherhood and life as well.
What about social media?? For those who are following on Facebook, keep following. I’m revamping things on my page, and I’m also going to be offering an exclusive Facebook group soon that I know will be extremely helpful and beneficial to you! I’ve been tweeting all along during my break, so come on over and follow me! The big change is that my Instagram account is new. It’s all good though, I’m excited to be back in a more balanced way.
Oh, you want to know what I’ve been doing during my down time besides going bloggy bat-shit crazy? Well, I’ve been parenting my two girls, which takes up almost all of my time. I’ve also been reading for pleasure! Reading is probably my number one hobby, but it’s often a hobby that gets set aside when I’m focused on other things. So, I decided to use some of my downtime for reading, which has inspired to me to do a recurring book post where I feature some of the details of the books I’m reading.
What’s the main point of all this? I’m back! I hope you can come back too and rejoin the fun! I want to create a community of detail enthusiasts! And lovers of exclamation points!!!!
So, what do you do now? Well, first subscribe, because my updated bonus for subscribing is an awesome list of party themes. Then, comment below! Tell me about yourself…I’m ready to jump in again! Will you join me?