Hi there friends. You may have noticed I've been kind of off the map for a week. Sorry I didn't warn you but I had a mini freak out/melt down and it just kind of happened. First, the weather wasn't warranting outfit photos and I'm tired of freezing my bootie off. I also thought since I had been in such a depressive state that I shouldn't come on here and post because I really had nothing good, nice or friendly to say.
March is a very busy month for me. I already wear many hats; the day job hat, the irish dance teacher hat and the style blogger hat. There are changes and transitions going on in my day job. They're good changes but transitioning from the old into the new has taken a toll on me this week. There are people that I worked with that are mean and nasty and took out their anger on me. You can tell me all day that it's not personal, but it is. So there is that.
My dance studio is a huge part of my life too. I not only teach Irish dancing but I'm co-owner of the business and it's a lot of work outside the studio. Right now we are discovering the reasons why we aren't growing and trying to adjust the way we do things so that moving forward we can grow. Fortunately for the dance school, being a single adult I have the free time to do so. Unfortunately for me and my social life that means I have to make a LOT of sacrifices. One of them being this blog.
I hemmed and hawed over just stopping this operation altogether. I thought, well it really doesn't take up that much time but on the flip side it's a huge stress knowing I have to get a post up or edit photos, comment, etc. I'm so thankful to all the friends I've made who've helped make this a warm and friendly place to live on the internets. All the support from other bloggers and readers over the past year has been literally amazing.
I won't stop blogging; but, I will be taking a step back. I've taken something fun and creative and made myself crazy trying to build a workhorse. I am never going to be that kind of blogger. I don't have the time in my day to seek out new blogs to comment on, post on social media every hour, publicize myself daily. I have come to the harsh reality that this will just be a hobby because I love it. I LOVE sharing styling tips and what I wore with all of you. I love taking and editing the photos and have learned SO MUCH about it along the way. I love seeing all of you even if it's within the 13" screen of my MacBook daily. I just need to take a slight step back; be more relaxed and part time. I need to know, for my own sanity, that if I miss a post on a Wednesday the world will be OK! Take a bit of the pressures off so that I can re-focus. If it turns out I'm able to stay sane and do this as I've been doing - great!
So, happy Monday friends. I hope last week treated you well and that spring has finally arrived for you too!