Keeping it Real (Should I Stay or Should I Go?)

Hello and Happy New Year!

Been a bit absent round these parts lately but that’s all about to change.  2013 was a bit of a crap year for me to be honest (more on that here) and I was frankly, quite happy to see the end of it. But 2014 is a whole new blank slate! Great things are going to happen in 2014, I guarantee it. New content, a few guest posters and hopefully a new look. Because really don’t we all need a bit of a makeover?

I started this blog over four years ago as my creative outlet. Since I work in a corporate environment I don’t often get much chance to flex my creative muscles. The last little while though, I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired and broody about the whole thing. To the point where I considered ending the blog altogether! What used to be a supportive environment has turned somewhat into a remake of Mean Girls. And then sometimes the green-eyed monster takes over. It’s a bit hard not to be jealous when you see others and their fabulous lives. You just have to keep reminding yourself that you don’t always know what goes on behind the scenes.  Everyone has their own issues and difficulties whether or not they chose to share them online.  Nobody’s life is perfect including mine.

2014 is going to be about keeping it real.  I’ll also be sharing a bit more of my own space which I’ve been hesitent to do until now.  Maybe it’s my Type A personality, but I really resisted showing things until they were ‘Done’.  As in magazine shoot perfect.  But since very few (if any of us) live like that I’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and just go for it.  So with that, let’s get this going!

2014, I’m coming for you!

xo

 

 

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4 Responses to Keeping it Real (Should I Stay or Should I Go?)

  1. I enjoyed this post. The quote is true, we make up things in our heads (I do it all of the time!) & this limits us. I am new to this blogging thing & I will admit it is hard to “make friends” & I do believe that we have to support one another – were not one anothers competition. An the no comet thing is a bit of a turn off, it makes youthink who is really reading this, is it all for not. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday night! –
    Hollie~ http://www.thepinkzipper.blogspot.ca ~

  2. Michelle says:

    Amy, wishing you all things wonderful in 2014. I hope to catch up at IDS!
    Michelle

  3. Pam says:

    Great post, Amy. It seems as though so many of us are feeling the same way in regards to our blogs, a lack of inspiration, mean girls, and 2013 being a rather disappointing year…
    I am so glad that you’ve decided to continue, and I know how you feel, since I went through the exact same thought process over the past few months and weeks. But 2014 shows promise, and hopefully it will lead to wonderful things!!

  4. Anabela says:

    I usually don’t comment on blogs (just limit myself to the enjoyment of reading them), but this entry hit a nerve. The quote is so true, many times we create, invent or make our problems bigger than they truly are. Nothing or anyone is perfect and like you, I want to keep it real this year and beyond, life is too short! Good luck and look forward to future entries in your blog :)

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