A Change of Scenery
Hello friends! This post is going to be a little less traditional than my others, but I feel it is necessary to explain myself to my readers both present and future. 10 months ago, I started this blog with the intention of mostly sharing some of my favorite recipes and pieces of my life in a way that highlights living simply but abundantly. I am not going to lie, I wanted to use this blog to eventually produce some form of side income with the BIG hope to eventually be able to stay at home while my future children are younger than school age. But as the months have passed, I have struggled with “putting posts out there”. I initially felt like my life was simply not interesting to other people. I have no children, I work a complacent job, I am in school and I haven’t mastered how to take what I would call "blog-worthy" pictures yet.
The real fact of the matter is, I lack passion in what I write. Do I love to bake? Of course I do! But the truth is, I don’t bake nearly as often as I would like and I feel like that leaves me with less than substantial content for my readers. First of all, I simply do not have the time. Secondly, If I am only baking for myself, a lot of food gets wasted and I eat the all the extra ;P
The pressure to put out a new recipe every month seems minimal, but on top of a full time job, spending time with my husband, going to school and trying to go to at least a few family functions here and there, I just end up lacking the drive to bake at all, Much less stage my photos and write it all out. I am sorry that it seems lazy, but it is the truth and I am being honest. I did not expect this to come easily and certainly not overnight, but I do feel as if I may have rushed in too quickly without having thought out my long term plan.
Savoring the Simple Life came from my “picture” of living a simple life (one with as little debt as possible but still abundantly blessed, one where less is more, and one where you don’t have to have this picture perfect extravagant lifestyle to be happy) combined with my love for food! Since I wanted to stay true to myself, I threw in my faith. But the truth is, as time has gone by , I have drawn blanks when it comes to what to write about. I suppose this could be what most bloggers face starting off but for me it is something else. Most of the time, when I want to write, I want to write about a specific niche. Faith. And yet, I struggle to write about it.
My faith is huge to me. It is one of the largest parts of my life and over the past couple of years, I have wanted to grow in that faith because it shouldn’t be just “one of the largest parts of my life”, it should be THE largest part of my life. With that being said, as time has gone on, I have found that the only thing I really want to write about, is my faith. And so in the next couple of months, I will be launching a new faith-based blog! I will not be looking to monetize that blog, but rather ministry-ize it. (<- I am aware that is not a word but I thought it was cute ).Monetary gain is not my end goal, but Kingdom gain is. If there is one life I touch with my blog, then it is so worth it.
The new blogwill be a Christianblog that aims to uplift, encourage, support, grow and love others. I hope to inspire others and their pursuit of the Lord and I am so excited to finally come to the realization of what my passion is when I write! I hope you will follow with me and I thank you all for your support along the way! If you decide my blog is not for you, I certainly appreciate you reading my current one thus far and I will continue to post to this one as well. *maybe not as often but if you subscribe, you can get updates ;) .
The new blog will go live sometime near the end of May/early June so I hope to have a few pieces ready for you at that time.! I will give details once they are available at a later time. Until then, I will continue to post as I am inspired , thank you so much for your support and loyalty this past year!
With Blessings and Grace,