To be honest, for a period of time I had pretty much decided that I was pulling the plug on my blog. It takes SO MUCH time. My motivation/momentum had taken an earth-shattering nosedive. I've been unenthused about the increasing pervasiveness of advertising and sponsored posts.
In short, this was my blogger theme song for a few weeks:
What changed my mind to bring me back? Ultimately, the remembrance that blogging is a terrific way to stay in touch with friends and meet new ones. I have so many examples, but here are three recents on which I am reflecting:
1.) This morning I attended a fabulous Women's Forum sunrise yoga event. I got to see six awesome friends there - all of whom I met through blogging. It was the best kick-off to a Monday morning that I've ever had.
|From L to R:|
Top: Erica, me, and Jill
Middle: Lauren and Melanie
Bottom: Maggie and Natali
|Throwback Monday to the 2014 Chinatown 5K with Natalie (left) and me.|
Aren't Natalie's Sriracha leggings the coolest (or rather the spiciest) thing ever?!?
|L to R: Luiz, Xaarlin, me, and Cristina|
In the surroundings but not pictured: Xaarlin's dog, CB
All of the amazing friendships have me realizing how valuable it is to keep the blog windows open. So with that...