A little on blogging and where I'm at right now...

So, I feel these days I've been such a slacker when it comes to blogging.
Don't get me wrong, I still love it, but I've been thinking a lot about this ol' blog of mine and trying to figure out what it means to me now.
When I started this blog back in 2011, I jumped into it because I was feeling slightly directionless with my life.
Honestly, I was trying to figure out at that time who I was...I was feeling likeI was kind of stuck and wanted to live a more creative life.
With a new house in my hands and a lot of additional time, I wanted to find ways to be artsy and have really cool things around my home.
I knew creating a blog would help push me to be more intentional with being creative and I jumped in to it not really knowing much about blogging but ready to try something new.
As I kept up with blogging, I absolutely loved it.
I loved that I was finding ways to document everyday life and sharing with my friends and family what was going on in my world. 
Living so far from home, it was an easy way to keep people close to me connected and I was doing some fun little projects that were getting me interested in sewing and renovating old things around our home. 
But as time went on, I stopped doing as many projects.
And obviously from what you see now, I slowly drifted away from doing projects and instead focused on a more day-to-day aspect.
I've tried my hand at recipes, at DIY projects, at taking outfit photos, and at being a lifestyle type blogger.
I guess I just found that I really enjoyed doing a lot of different types of things.
But recipes only work when I have time to cook and projects take oh-so-much additional time.
And you can't really take outfit photos only work if you aren't wearing a uniform to work everyday.
And well, lifestyle is really fun, but sometimes life just isn't always super interesting all the time.
I guess I really haven't found my niche yet. 
And you know really, I'm okay with it.
I am a strong believer that you can't force things... when you force something on yourself, you lose the passion... one things I know I never want to do is to lose what I feel so passionate about.
So I've stepped back a little from blogging, I've been trying to refocus...to share only when I feel like I have something to share...when I have something I want to document about my life.
I'm still trying to figure things out. 
I'm still trying to see what avenue I want to take.
So from this I decided to try another outlet.
I did a survey back a few months ago about my blog (for a school project); I wanted to hear what other people had to say in regards to my blog.
I know most people don't really follow along with this little blog, but I feel there are still a few people out there who appreciate reading it from time to time.
[thanks Mom!]
From the survey, I found some really good ideas that have been stirring around in my head but I've been hesitant to make any big changes right now until I feel I have a more clear direction on what I want to pursue in the future with this blog.
So I guess all this rambling right now is more or less me just sharing with you where I'm at right now and I'm trying to put into words what's been on my heart & mind lately.
I truly appreciate all of you who follow along with me- it's been a fun journey and I'm excited to see what's next for Sew Dysfunctional.

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  1. You are one of the most bubbly people I have ever met. I think you should focus on your awesome free spirit and continue to document all the fun along the way. I miss your silly beautiful face:)

  2. Excited to see where you go with it :) I have backed away a LOT more than usual too. Life is boring these days, and nobody wants to really know what's on my mind. No shame in that!

  3. love the blog. your's is one of my MUST READ blogs. :D can't wait to see where you go with it.


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