It's not you, it's me
This is the second to last post on I Pretty Much Hate Everything.
The last post will be a link to my new blog.
So, why am I walking away from here?
I've been blogging here for 6 1/2 years. I have met so many amazing people because of it, and had so many amazing opportunities.
Blogging has seen me through and supported me through so many things- miscarriage, pregnancy, illness, death- just to name a few. I don't regret blogging. It's just that I have evolved, and I feel like my blog hasn't. The thing I hear the most when I meet someone through blogging is that the title of my blog does not suit me. It's such a small part of who I am.
I like to complain, but it is not a quality I admire about myself. It's not what I want to be remembered for. And here comes the cheesy part- it's not the example I want to set for my daughter. Also, I have a pretty good life- and it's time I started acting grateful.
I am still me. I'm still cynical. I'm still generally disappointed with the human race. However, I'm learning to be appreciative of what I have, and to enjoy the little things.
There's also the issue of writing. I am not a writer. Never have been. I have never kept a journal. When I'm working through something I don't have a desire to write about it. Writing isn't cathartic for me, it's a chore. And when you develop an audience (whether it's 10 people or 10 million people) you start to feel an obligation to deliver something to them. I don't need any more pressure or obligation.
I'm really excited about the new blog. It will have a different feel than this one. There will be much less writing (although, there may be the occasional long-winded post), and a lot more images. There will be photographs, design ideas and inspiration, maybe some recipes, and a focus on how I'm striving to live a simpler, happier, healthier life. It's called Shifting Life.
I know some people will be disappointed. Some will think I've lost my "edge".
But, for those of you who have read between the lines on this blog, and have seen that there's more to me than someone who likes to complain a lot, I hope you'll come along and follow me on my journey.