My posting schedule over the past few months has - I'll admit - been erratic and clumsy. It is only now, one month away from the end of 2018 that I have finally knuckled down and got myself back into a routine. And the trust is that I've been going through a bit of an identity crisis as a blogger.
Let's start with the fact that I am now in my thirties, married and with a child. The content that I was producing when I was a younger gal with more time on my hands just did not interest me anymore. I was bored of it. In place of the hours I'd have shopping for new beauty products or trying on news clothes is replaced now with naps and housework. I wanted to produce content that I was passionate about and that mattered to me. I just don't have time to focus as much as I want to on those things I used to love anymore.
And that leads me onto my next issue - time. I don't have much of it. And the time I do have is usually spent running around like a headless chicken trying to juggle a million things and swapping between all the hats I wear. Life when you have a child is chaotic. Heck I sometimes go a week without showering because I have such little time so try and factor in blogging to everything else and I felt like my brain was going to come pouring out of my ears. I needed a break.
Above all I needed someone to talk to about all this, and luckily Codie came to my rescue. Codie is one of those people who you feel like you just know. I only went round to her house for a cup of tea and a chat and I ended up pouring my heart out and telling her some of my darkest secrets. Taking into account I only met her last December and met up with her one time previously it's safe to say that she just made me feel instantly at ease.
I digress - my point is that I found someone who got it. So after a few hours and lots of over sharing, I decided it was time to have a bit of a blog renaissance. I had been so afraid of losing who I was with the content I thought I should be producing that I had forgotten who I was.
So from now on expect to see a bit of a change. There will be a lot more parenting and mummy related content alongside food and lifestyle posts. Fashion and beauty posts might pop up from time to time but all with a little mum twist. And if all that doesn't sound like something you want to read then that's fine. I'd love it for you to stay but I can't write to please other people, I have to do it for myself. Otherwise I'm just living a big old lie and that isn't fun for anybody.
It's a bit exciting this growing up malarkey isn't it?