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Why I Took A Break From Blogging

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I figured since my last post was my "I'm Back" announcement, I figured it was only customary to explain why I took a break. So that's what today's post is all about.
Last fall, I was spending a lot of time contemplating what was next for me. After having Harper and becoming a mom, I really struggled with figuring out where I was supposed to be work wise and how to make what I wanted become a reality. With my husband's unconventional work schedule, he was spending considerably more time with Harper than I was, and as a new mom that was one of my biggest struggles.

Before having kids, I never saw myself as someone who could be a stay at home mom, or even someone who would want to. I love having something for me, and I wanted to always contribute financially to our family, so I never thought staying home would be something I'd want. But after having Harper, everything I thought I wanted shifted. I still wanted and needed something for me, but I longed to be home more.

So when the opportunity presented itself, and all the pieces sort of fell into place, I made the decision to leave my office job, and work from home to run my own business. Leaving my 8-5 office job and join LuLaRoe and start my own business have been such a blessing to my life and to our family's life! I'm home with Harper every single day and it has allowed Dan to be a part of more opportunities at work. While I never saw this as part of my original plan, I'm so happy I took this leap.

One my biggest hurdles when it comes to any aspect of life is dealing with change and being okay when every single detail isn't planned or mapped out. You can ask my husband, he'll agree! So making this huge change and taking this leap of faith wasn't something I'd done very often, but I'm so thankful I did.

But in this huge transition, I felt like all my time needed to be focused on my new business and making it successful. I felt this so much so, that it's all I did. When Harper was napping, I worked. When Harper was at day care or was hanging with my mom or husband, I worked. After she went to bed at night, I worked. All I did every day was take care of Harper, run errands or work. And I didn't leave myself too much extra time for me or to do other things I enjoyed. And while that has really helped establish my business, I'm to the point where I can give myself some grace, schedule time to do fun things as a family (especially since that's why I wanted to make this job change), and get back to doing other things I love, like blogging; while still running and successful business and being a mom.

Like I said in yesterday's post, I'm not sure what my blogging schedule will look like or how regularly I'll post in this space, but I do want to capture more memories and share what our little family is up to. This space started as a way for me to document a job and life change I was going through nearly 4 years ago, so it seems a shame to not continue to blog when I'm going through the same things. I'm really excited and happy to be back to posting on here and sharing my feelings and our experiences, more than anything else for me! But I'm excited to connect with all of you again too!! I've missed this space and my followers so much!! I'm happy to be back!


  1. Congrats on the success of your business!!! I love me some LuLaRoe!!

  2. Thank you for your sharing! I really like to read it,So good to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject .
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  3. My congratulations and welcome back! I can't wait to read more of your stories here, you inspire me to be a better wife and a better mother for my child. And, of course, to be a real woman. Thank you.