Well, how to start? I guess I should say ‘hi’ first, considering it’s been quite a while – over two years, to be exact. For a couple of months, I managed to upload a new blog post every single week. I put my heart and soul into it, took the time to really think it through and bought items to make my pictures look a lot more exciting and professional.
And then, one day, I just stopped.
The reason for this sudden halt to the updating and uploading was not a lack of time or a lack of interest. It was simply because this blog did not have a healthy role in my life at that moment.
I don’t want to get into it too much, considering I’m much more about looking at what this blog is going to be about than about looking at what it once was, but I do want to explain myself a little bit.
In short, when I started taking my blog and my Instagram account very seriously and really wanted to make money doing that, I started to care more and more about the reads, the likes, the comments, the views, etc. and they started to become a measurement for my happiness at a certain point.
As this obviously does not account for a healthy lifestyle, in the sense that it made me anxious and stressed about something that I’m not able to control – I don’t have control over the number of people who decide to “like” my Instagram post – I immediately put a stop to it the moment realization hit me.
It was hard to step away, but I don’t regret it at all.
And after two years, it’s time to look at the future of this blog, rather than to just have it and leave it unused on the sidelines. 2018 has been an incredible year for me (I passed my driver’s test, graduated from high school, started a studies at university, am in the process of moving to Amsterdam, started rowing on a high level again…) and it makes me excited to see how this blog can have a spot in my life in 2019.
As you might have noticed, this post is titled ‘semi-relaunch’, and the reason for that is that this blog will not be what it was before. This blog will not be used to show a more personal side to me. I want to share my passion for writing and photography in a whole different way. So, instead of a blog post, sometimes a sketch or a photo might appear, and the posts might be about much more specific problems and interesting issues that I feel very passionate about.
That also means that updating will not become as regular as they were before.
So, even though I’ve been away for quite some time, I’m excited to see what the future brings for this blog, and I’m excited to share something totally different with you. I am once again inspired to write something and make this blog something incredible.
One more thing: the layout and style of the blog have obviously changed, and I really hope you like it. It’s a style that is more adequate for the new function and content on it.
Thanks for your understanding.
See you soon.