welcome to the newness

pensive

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably noticed a few things that have changed around here. A new blog has been born, complete with a semi-sarcastic name but with a lot of truth to it. I guess this is where I explain, so I’ll get to it.

Shortly after I took a blogging sabbatical, I realized that I had strayed from all of the reasons that I had started this blog years ago. I have always loved writing, always. And I always seem to get myself into the weirdest situations and a dear friend urged me to start documenting it on the internet for the world to read. That’s what I did. But then I got into blogging and was surrounded by a lot of people who took it very seriously. This rubbed off on me, in a big way.

I turned into a perfectionist, which is something that I don’t generally strive to be, and this place became a place of anxiety and stress for me. More of a commitment than an outlet. As I thought long and hard about what I wanted from blogging, it was simple: community and writing. Maybe that means outfit posts and recipes but it doesn’t mean that I have to do anything. Ever. Because this is my space and I’m blogging for me.

Changing the name of this blog wasn’t something that I took lightly. But I had come to resent “with a CH” and the whole idea of being a brand was too much for me, so I knew I had to cut it loose. I hope you all don’t hate me for it!

If you have made it this far in this post, thank you. You are the reason that I’m back. I have missed you all, greatly. I’m still sprucing up the site a bit, so if you see anything wonky, etc. please let me know!

Comments

  1. says

    I am a new reader of your blog, but I do understand where you are coming from in a way. I recently went through a rebranding process because my blog had gone in a different direction than I had envisioned. Now I love that I am writing posts that I actually want to write about that are filled with information that is hopefully helpful to some young professionals out there in the world! I am excited to be a new follower of your blog and its new direction!

    The Tiny Professional

  2. says

    blogging has a tendency to become commitment pretty easily. It is almost like an addiction you know lol. Your blog looks very nice.

  3. says

    Christin I’m so glad you’re back! The amount of excitement I got coming back here and seeing the new space made me so happy! Reading your blog late last year is one of the reasons I started blogging and I have loved it through and through. I also completely agree with what you say and I never want to feel like my blog has become a commitment rather than something I actually enjoy. Thanks for the wonderful and inspiring words as always! Glad to know you’re back! :)

  4. says

    I am so glad you’re back. If you don’t know it,( and I hope you do) …. I have always enjoyed your blog. I admire your honesty to being true to who you are and what you want! I just randomly google searched your old name and found you again! I blog because I love it, not because of pressures to be something I’m not or keep up with someone who is traveling differently than me. Stay true my friend and the rest will follow! xo

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