I’m not quitting. You’re not getting rid of me that easy.
But you may have noticed a decline in content being made available. I’ve been looking (and worse) feeling like a flake like this since about oh, August.
So now I’m going to tell you why, tell you what I’m going to do about it, and what that’s going to mean. Cool? Cool. Let’s get to it.
Why I Haven’t Been Consistent
No shame in my game here.
So when I started all of this, I was super depressed. Like clinically so. I was not myself and hadn’t been for the better part of two years.
When I developed my brand, I developed it based not even on who I was then (a pretty empty shell, to be honest) but who I thought I was expected to be. See, I looked around the web and saw the pretty, light and airy, the skinny and super pretty faces behind all of these business and thought that was who I had to be. I fell into the comparison trap.
And that landed me here, writing this post.
I’m Shifting, And Here’s Why
If you’ve ever come out of a depression, you might be familiar with the feeling of disconnect after. See, when you spend weeks, months, sometimes years (raises hand) not being you, you seems like a distant memory or like that song that you know the melody, but not the words. And after that initial shock of not knowing, you start rediscovering, asking questions, getting curious. After rediscovering for some time, you slip into you like that little black dress that doesn’t come out near enough for anyone’s liking. The problem with this is that everything you’ve been doing feels wrong; Almost icky.
The Adjustment Part (Or Expectations)
I don’t like springing stuff on people. In fact, I don’t personally like surprises. So to avoid doing that to you, dear reader, I want to get really clear here. I want to make sure that we are on the same page moving forward. So here are some exceptions you are welcome and not welcome to have of me moving forward.
What you can expect from me from here on out
- Use of the f-word. And I don’t mean feminism (though that has a place too.)
- Things getting a little (or a lot) woo-woo on the blog and my Instagram
- No bullshit. You don’t have time for it and I don’t like it
- A new content schedule that is going to rock your world
- No hand holding. I don’t like to be touched and you’re a grown up (if you’re not, this still applies, also, as stated in the legal stuff on this website, by using it, you agree that you are at least 13 years of age)
- All the support I can muster. I want you to rock the shit out of whatever you want. Need encouragement? Drop me a line.
What to not expect from me
- Fluff and click bait. I’m getting really specific. Like give you it all specific.
- A decline in cat pictures. He’s my baby. Get over it.
You Seem Awful Sure About This
Do I? Well that’s because I am. I know that long term (and we are playing the long game here) this is where I want to be. I can serve people better as a me that doesn’t currently jive with my brand. I can be of more use when I can just give and not have to censor or edit tone/voice to make sure it’s all consistent.
Also, I was thinking about documenting this process here on the blog. How I’m going through every bit of my business and putting it to the test. I’d love to share this process, but let’s not waste each other’s time.
So What Now?
Now, I start making real shifts behind the scenes. I can’t wait to share with you what I have planned but as of right now, I’m going to have to leave you hanging. Not because I want to but because it’s just not ready yet.
So there are two options here. First, you can comment below and let me know if that’s something you’d be into. Or you can maintain silence and I won’t do it. Let your vote be heard (or not, whichever the case may be)!