Thursday, October 11, 2012

Farewell...for now.

We need to talk.  I have been thinking about this for a long time, and it's not you; it's me.

Like any relationship, when I first started this blog, everything was exciting and new.  (My first comment! My first link back!  My first 100 followers! My first blog award!) I couldn't ever imagine giving it up.  I remember reading the goodbye posts from many of my fellow bloggers - women I adored - and wondering why on earth they would ever give up something so wonderful.   But now I understand.

When you start a blog to tell stories about yourself, especially embarrassing stories about drinking and dating...it's not sustainable.  When I started this nearly 3 years ago, I had YEARS of built up blog material.  My friends had years of hilarious tales to share.  And as it turned out, we used up most all of those stories within the first two years.

Then when my dad got sick last year, my life obviously changed.  I stopped going out.  I became a little less silly and a lot less inspired.

For the past year, my writing has been floundering - uninspired, non-committal, and intermittent.

Maybe I outgrew this blog. Maybe my big milestone was making it to age 30 without dying. (as my often used tag: "i may die before i turn 30" would suggest)  Maybe my blog was only really fun when I had an active dating life. (I haven't been on a date in 10 months...)  Maybe I just still need time to heal after my father's death - so that those #singlewhitegirlproblems (a.k.a. #futurespinsterproblems) - seem important enough to write down again.

But anyway you look at it, I have let this blog/hobby/passion go.   And in an effort to respect this relationship, I think I need to break things off.   I know there will be days that I regret this...and I doubt that this will be the last time you hear from me.  But for now, and for the near future, I am taking a break.

I will miss this a lot - Even if we never met in person...or if you were my best friend providing me with endless material...or if you were just a silent reader who stuck with me...   You were a part of my life these past few years - and for that, I thank you.

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  1. I am sorry to see you go. I love your blog and how real you keep it. Just so you know, my husband and I TOTALLY stole your 'sorry for partying' line and use it all the time. You are hilarious and awesome. I was crushed to read about your dad's death, and I understand why you want to take a break. I hope you come back one day!

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  2. Oh thank you so much! That is the nicest compliment - I needed that. :) Comments like this make me feel more inspired to come back...hopefully I do come back, better than ever!

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  3. Thank you for taking the time to write a goodbye post! A lot of bloggers (myself included) tend to just abandon their blog. I haven't been using mine a lot but I'm hoping to jump back on the band wagon at some point. It's just too much fun for me right now. But anyway, I'll be sad to see you go. I've been reading your blog on and off for the last few years and I'll miss it. :) I wish you the best in your future endeavors and I hope we hear from you every now and again.

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  4. I will really miss your blog! I wish you a totally fabulous life!!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear this! I am one silent reader who loved, laughed and cried with your blog. I hope you have a fabulous life, and maybe eventually come back to writing about it!

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  6. I really really hope you aren't gone for good and that you come back. I have always read your blog during hard times because it makes me laugh! It makes me sad that you are going through a hard time but I am continuing to follow you so that I can still hope that someday you will be back to brighten my days again!!!

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