Hello! I hope you are well and happy. I just wanted to pop in and update you on what has been happening here at Twinkle Little Soul HQ. You might have noticed I haven’t been around for a little while. Some things have changed and I’ve decided to take an extended break from blogging. I wasn’t going to do a goodbye post, it seems so final, but loose ends bother me and I didn’t want to just disappear.
I was lucky enough to get offered an opportunity at my day job where I already earn my income, and I decided to go for it while the opportunity was there, so I’m now studying in my spare time while also working and caring for my kids. And the funny thing is, I’m really enjoying this new path. I think the work I’m going to really enjoy doing has been staring me in the face all along. I just couldn’t see it!
I started this blog because I’m a person who always needs to be learning and growing. Learning to create and run a blog, create graphics, use social media, and simply practising writing has been a wonderful experience. I’ve ‘virtually’ met some truly lovely and talented people which has been a big bonus.
The thing is, I never intended this blog to be any more than a hobby, and for a hobby, it is a lot of work. It’s also not a very relaxing hobby to be honest! Others are probably better at managing it than me, but I find it hard not to compare and feel like I’m not keeping up. There is always something to be done, and always someone doing it better than me. In my heart I know that doesn’t matter, but my head gets in the way too often! And right now I just don’t have the time to make it as good as I want it to be.
I’m going to leave the website up for now because I love this little space and I can’t let it go yet. Who knows, one day, when both my kids are at school I might just decide to get into it again. However I’ll be closing down the social media for now because I won’t be monitoring it. I’ll still be at the other end of the email if you want to say hi or have a question!
Lastly but most importantly, I want to say THANK YOU for your support of my little learning experience. I’m so grateful for your time, likes, comments and compliments and for sharing a bit of your life with me. I’ll continue to be an avid blog reader and supporter, especially of the bloggy friends I’ve made in this time! If you’d like something new to read, I can highly recommend the following blogs:
- Potential Psychology for positive, useful guidance
- The Thud for a hilarious take on life with kids
- Stay At Home Territory for inspiring family stuff
- Our Urban Box for all things style
- From The Left Field for more psychology with a fun feel
- Smaggle for how to win at life
- This Is Lifeblood for real life wellness
- BabyMac for feeling like you’re friends with someone you’ve never actually met
So thanks again. I love you all dearly and hope all your dreams come true. Look after yourselves and be happy.