Saying goodbye to blogging
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
One thing I'm planning to leave in the past, however, is blogging.
I started this blog over five years ago, excited to start writing, but unsure about where it would take me. I've had a lot of great opportunities thanks to this blog, and connected with amazing people and small businesses. The social media experience I've gotten from my blog, along with my Twitter and Instagram, has been priceless.
While I've still got the time and interest to write a quick tweet or post a photo to Instagram, blogging just isn't my passion anymore. As I learn and have the chance to write about wonderful people accomplishing amazing things professionally, it seems silly to write about my little life as though it's somehow any different from anyone else's. Some people have built brands out of writing about their lives, but that's just not for me. I'll keep reading my favorite blogs, but I'll stick to writing about other people changing their corners of the world.
To be honest, I'm ready to keep more of my life to myself. I'd like to take photos with my nice camera without feeling like I should share them on my blog. I don't want to worry about if my table is clean in case I need to photograph a smoothie. Some days, I don't wear makeup and I'm tired of feeling like nothing about that day is good just because I wouldn't share it in photos. Sharing so much of my life has been fun, and the responses from my readers have made me feel more comfortable in my own skin that I ever could have imagined, but I'm ready to live my life without wondering what it looks like from the outside.
I'll still be around on Twitter and Instagram (@ohmishka on both), but for now at least, I'm done blogging. I'm so grateful for the learning opportunity this blog has been, and infinitely more so for the great friends I've made from this little corner of the internet. Thanks for supporting me and caring about me through all these years.
January: I flew to Vegas to visit my family before the semester started.
February: I had surgery for my endometriosis and Jordan surprised me with a little stuffed bird from the gift shop afterwards.
March: I focused on my health and tried to find balance between healing and school.
April: Jordan worked, I powered through school, and our kitties took a lot of naps and yawned furrociously. :)
May: We visited our families in Montana. Jordan's grandma gave me some plants from her garden and all kinds of priceless gardening advice.
June: Cubby got a (terribly ugly) haircut, making her a very happy cat during the hot summer. Teddy cuddled her like he always does.
July: Our very first nephew was born! He's tiny, precious, and perfect.
August: I became the Life Editor for my school's newspaper, kicking off a semester of 20 credits and two jobs.
September: We rushed to pick what we could from our garden before the inevitable frost hit.
October: Montana State had a football game in Utah, so we met up with my grandparents and my mom and her husband in Ogden for the weekend.
November: We drove to Nevada to spend Thanksgiving with my mom and family. We ate as much as we could, watched Catching Fire, and played board games nonstop.
December: We bought our Christmas tree in the middle of our best snowstorm this winter.
Monday, December 23, 2013
We sent out Christmas cards to what seems like everyone we know, but I'm sure I missed someone on our list. And anyway, I just needed to document this forever because the rage on the cats' faces is priceless. Putting Teddy in a tie and Cubby in a little shawl was the best plan ever.
We're heading home to Montana for a few days for Christmas and a wedding, starting with a drive to Jordan's dad's house beginning at 3 a.m. so we can be there by noon. Jordan's already asleep, but I'm taking advantage of my last few minute alone for the rest of the week by blogging, wrapping the last of the presents, and throwing one last load of laundry into the dryer.
Some outtakes from our Christmas photo session. It's amazing what one camera with a timer can do.
We hope you have a very merry Christmas!
Michelle, Jordan, Cubby, and Teddy.
I can relax now?
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Teddy is a little naughty, I love my time at home with my family.
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