This post is difficult to write. It’s my farewell, my see-ya later, my “the end has come” post that I’ve been debating on writing for a few months now. Although this blog has been my baby (or now my 3-year old toddler), I’m afraid it is time for me to walk away.
I started this blog three years ago. Can you believe that? Three whole years! And boy so much has happened in that time.
I graduated college and thoroughly impressed myself with my organizational skills. I had an overflowing plate but still managed to maintain my sanity – kind of.
I got really close to falling in love again after a tremendous amount of really bad dates and one really bad relationship. That’s actually how this blog started; as a dating blog to track my adventures in online dating.
I made friends with people I would never have otherwise met. I’ve gone to events in NYC, Skyped with people in California, and built friendships that I truly cherish. But, I’ve also lost many friends along the way. Some were friends from online; others were friends from real life.
This blog has been my saving grace more times than I can count. I’ve vented to you guys, poured my heart out, and shared some memories that I maybe shouldn’t have (and a few posts that I unfortunately regret), but through it all you’ve all been my backbone and my support system and for that I’ll be forever grateful.
I shared a quote on my personal Facebook page a few weeks ago:
“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.”
This is my coming to that realization. I took a break from social media for about a month. I rarely went on Facebook (the notifications were turned off on my iPhone), deleted Instagram, stopped updating my blog, and didn’t check my Twitter.
And I must say, it was nice! I was able to enjoy reality. I was able to be fully present in every activity with every person without needing to share with you guys what I was eating for dinner, or the book I was reading, or what my choice of beverage before bed was.
Social media is a full-time job in and of itself. If I’m being honest with you, sharing all of my photos, blog entries, or FB posts was turning more into a regrettable chore than an enjoyable pastime. No offense to you guys, but I was constantly thinking of content to keep your attention.
I deleted this blog once before. Much of the content from the “dating blog” series caused turmoil in my romantic relationship and it was the easiest way to calm the water. This is not the same situation.
I’m approaching my 28th birthday at what feels like a rapid pace. And although this blog has become a fun pastime, I don’t foresee it turning into something of substance to help me better myself and my career.
I’m at a point in my life where I am ready for bigger things; things that you can’t find in the virtual world. And it’s time for me to get serious about where I see myself in the next five years. I’ve taken on a few projects with my job and my volunteer group, and those need to be my priority right now.
Life is really good for me lately. I mean REALLY good. So, I must bid you ado to go and enjoy it to its fullest potential. I’ll miss you all, I’ll forever be grateful for you all, and I hope you all continue to be happy, healthy, and safe.
Until next time…