I didn't expect to be gone this long. I had decided to take a month off earlier this year to re-evaluate this space and take a breather. I've been blogging here for a little over three years, and to be honest, I was getting a little bored. I didn't want to give up this space all together, so I thought I would just take a break and come back to it with fresh eyes. I wasn't counting on enjoying the time it freed up in my life, not having to worry about getting my 2-3 posts in for the week, coming up with outfit ideas, all while being a wife, friend and employee. My blog came less and less to my mind, and soon I kind of forgot about it. It suddenly didn't fit into my life anymore, and I was okay with that. After having a few of you reach out to me to find out if and when I would be returning, I felt a little guilty and thought it was wrong to slip away without an explanation, or even a good-bye. I loved coming to this space daily for the last three years, sharing bits of my life, reading your sweet comments, and getting to know you all a little better through your own blogs. I have to admit, I've missed that. While, I have decided to discontinue adding to this space (for the foreseeable future), I would still love to keep up with you all through social media. I still have my personal Instagram account, but I've decided to add a new one as a kind of photo diary. I will be updating with items I've thrifted, outfits of the day, my cooking adventures, and more. I feel like this will fit a little better with my current lifestyle - a little more laid back with no pressure. If you are already following my personal account, please feel free to continue. My new account still holds the same name: thesunshinedistrict. Thank you all for your kind words and support you've lent over the years. Hope to see you on Instagram!
I have to admit, this little blogging vacation has been just what I needed. To start with, I didn't think about my blog for about two weeks after my last post. I just lived. It was kind of a relief to just go about my life with out the "stress" of having to get in an outfit post, or struggling to just post anything so there wouldn't just be radio silence. The mister and I took a little trip to So-Cal this past weekend. We spent the entire weekend outdoors - on the beach, hiking, just enjoying all the beauty around us. I feel like I've come back refreshed and just brimming with new ideas for this space. I have some stuff I'm working on, and I don't want to pull the trigger too soon, so it will still be a few weeks till I'm back to my regular blogging schedule. Thank you all for your kind words and support! I don't know what I'd do without you!
Again, thank you to those of you who took the survey. I have a lot to think about as well as develop. I've decided to take a brief blogging hiatus in order to accomplish this. To be honest, I've been feeling a bit burned out as well as a little bored with this space. I have some new things I want to try, and I'm so glad you are all on board! I hope you'll be patient with me while I figure out the next step, and feel free to still follow along on Instagram if you miss this goofy mug ;)
(message me if you know the source of the above photo, i'd like to give credit!)