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Monday, August 18, 2014

Returning to the Blogosphere

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I wish I could give you a good explanation for why I haven’t been blogging these past few weeks. I wish I could tell you that I have been insanely busy without a minute in the day for myself, but judging by the embarassing amount of time I have spent on the internet lately that would be a big, fat lie. Yes, I’ve been moving, I’ve been traveling and now I’m interning at a big law firm, but that hasn’t been the reason why I haven’t been blogging.

I’ll spare you the details, but the truth is that I haven’t truly identified with my blog in the last couple of months. I feel like I've been bending over to try to be a blogger that I'm not, just to fit some imaginary cookie cutter mold that determines whether you're a 'proper' blogger or not. I love the blogging community, but I do think that there's a lot of (self-imposed) pressure to be successful with success only being determined by material factors. And I don't think I need to mention that this is stifling for your creativity and motivation. 

I didn't plan to take a break from blogging, but I'm glad that it happened anyway. It gave me the much needed opportunity to reflect on why I write and what kind of message I want my blog to send and that has left me energized and full of inspiration for the months to come. If my break from blogging has shown me one thing than it's how much I have missed sitting down and writing. I still have so much to tell you of my past travels and way too many pictures to sort through, but I'm excited to get sharing again. 

In other words: I'm back. And I can't wait to get blogging again!


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