“Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.” ― Jarod Kintz
The time has come. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time now, at this point you’ve probably suspected this post was coming. While I had intended on maintaining this blog forever, or selling it off at some point in the future, that is no longer the case. I haven’t been active on here for a couple months now. It’s funny how once you have everything you thought you wanted, things still change and your desires become different. I’ve decided it’s time to take a break, for an unknown amount of time.
This blog has been a very important part of my life for the past 6+ years. I began this blog (back when it was MaeGal’s Fashion) when I was 17 year old. I’m sure those of you who are older than me can relate to how much change occurs between 17 and 24. It was an outlet for me in the beginning, a distraction from school when I needed a break, a fun way to keep connected with family (my friends didn’t know about this blog until many years later). I’ve enjoyed interacting with my readers, companies and writing reviews. I’ve enjoyed mail days, photographing new items for review, preparing and being organized in what needed to be done.
I’ve reached a point in my life where this blog no longer brings me the joy it use to. I didn’t want to make this decision too soon after I moved, fearing it was just my anxiety and depression acting up, but I’ve now determined that’s not the case. (I currently have 300 unread emails in my work inbox — UNHEARD of for me, I thought 50 was far too many). I don’t get pleasure out of the writing of reviews like I once did, and I don’t think that’s fair to the companies I work with nor my readers who expect quality reviews from me. Plus, it seems silly to be forcing myself to write when it use to bring me pleasure. I recently moved away from my small hometown to the big city of Seattle, WA. With that move came a new job, a change in my current job, a change in my relationship, and the adjustment that comes with city living and living with roommates again (5 of them!). For the past three months, I’ve been working three jobs, which is why my blog took a serious downfall. Now I’m back to just working the two jobs (full time together), but I’ve realized it’s just too much for me to keep blogging. Right now, I want to focus on my job and moving up the ladder. I really enjoy the two companies I work for and the work I’ve been doing (docketing/ paralegal work at a law firm).
I’m not selling my blog/website at this time, not am I officially closing it down, either. I’m just going to leave it here for the time being, pending on the interwebs. When the renewal for my domain and hosting comes up next year, I’ll decide then if I want to sell, renew the domain and keep the blog here, or possibly revert back to the .blogspot.com free domain. I still think there is a chance I will want to come back to this blog in the future, perhaps as far into the future as when I have children and can review things for them. But I’m just not sure what the future brings right now.
As for my social media accounts, I’m going to keep them all open, but will only be maintaining the FaceBook fan page. (This is your best way to contact me/ stay in touch.) I won’t be posting reviews, etc. there anymore, obviously, but I’ll still post some fun social media type things, and perhaps try to share some giveaways from fellow bloggers. I’d like to keep interacting with you all on some level, and I think FaceBook is a good way to do that.
Thank you for all your support throughout the years. For those of you who have read my blog since the beginning, a special thank you to you for sticking around through so much. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching me grow up some? 🙂 If you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask them below or contact me via my FaceBook Fan Page.
P.S. No promises yet, but it’s possible I’ll just go back to my very original idea of just having a blog to share my thoughts, strong opinions and other controversial topics. We shall see…