Why I Fell Off the Internet
Have you ever received a gift that you loved and were so grateful for, and made a mental note to write a thank you card to the gift giver instead of immediately writing one? And then perhaps you put the gift away or in a pile, or even on display somewhere in your home, and every time you saw it you heard that little voice in your head say you still need to write that note!…
And then maybe one day that voice is answered by another voice. One that says you’ve been putting it off too long, that you really should have written it sooner.
And now you become a little fearful of that object and even avoid looking at it because it reminds you that you failed, and that you’re a bad friend for not thanking that person (who, let’s be honest, really deserves some gratitude!).
And then you go on…procrastinating, and avoiding it until it weighs so heavily on your mind that what once was a small thing is now beating a constant rhythm into your brain and driving you crazy?
No? Okay, well then you’re an awesome person. I, on the other hand, am a certified procrastinator. And this is how (and why) I fell off the internet…for six months.
Writing this post is pretty uncomfortable. I don’t enjoy admitting my flaws any more than the next person, and I feel so guilty for letting you guys down – whether it be not responding to your comments or keeping up with all the other lovely bloggers and designers I’ve had the pleasure to connect with.
Please know that I appreciate all your kind words and encouragement and I definitely haven’t forgotten you. I really, really miss sharing projects and getting feedback and generally being surrounded by the incredible talent and creativity that’s out here in the interior design corner of the internet.
I simply wanted to tell you all how sorry I am and that I AM going to start again. Beginning with this post!
Back in May when I stopped I had just started designing for Decorilla, was preparing for a move across the country, and was planning a wedding at the same time. That, on top of blogging, became quite overwhelming and it just so happened we were taking two weeks off to house hunt and attend a friend’s wedding. I thought I’d take a two-week break, but then…well you know what happened.
However, life has finally calmed down. Austin and I are now happily married (on September 6th) and have settled into our 1970s fixer-upper just outside of Denver, CO. Clinton just started preschool and our house is finally in usable condition after months of living in a construction zone. (More on that later!)
I won’t have all the wedding photos for a few more months, but here’s a sneak peek (photo by Rodeo & Co.):
The day was pure magic and I’m sure I’ll be sharing all the pretty stuff with you (because ohmigod, stationaryyyyyyy!)
Here’s a quick shot of our house when we first bought it this spring. It is a seriously sickening blue:
I’ll be posting a full “before” tour soon so you can see our house in all its brown shag glory, along with our plans and progress this summer.
As always, thank you for reading and generally being the wonderful human beings that you are. And if you want to catch up on our doings this summer you can check it all out on Instagram.
P.S. Bloggers — I’d love to hear from you about how you keep the momentum up when you’re feeling’ blogger burnout. How do you stay motivated?