Well, how does one start a first entry back in over a year? I suppose I should start by saying hello to my readers old and new. Is anyone out there? Let me know if you are as I am quite unsure as to how this will go over.
Anyway, a lot has happened since my last post- nearly a year and a week ago. But before I tell you what I’ve been up to (post to follow) I need to say a few things. First, it is good to be back. I have had a voice in the back of my head for over a month whispering to me “You should to get back to it”. And believe me, I have wanted to. So here I am. Writing on a newly revamped blog. It is like sitting down for coffee with an old friend after ages apart. You just pick up where you left of, like nothing has changed.
I needed to take time away from Talk To My Shoes. I didn’t really intend my time away to be this long, rather just let my busy schedule take its natural course. Turns out, a year is what I needed. I think. While I love writing I was feeling like my entries were forced and I was posting just to have something checked off my to-do list, not really because I was loving the writing process. So here we are upon approach to restart my blogging, hopefully on a more regular basis… While Talk To My Shoes is mainly about the shoes I love, see and wear, I am hoping to include more posts just about my general interests- things I find interesting and amusing. Things I love. Places I go. Whatever sparks my creativity.
My goal is to share my joy of writing with my readers again, whether it be through little life updates, fashion and beauty entries, reviews and of course what started this whole thing- shoes! I wish I could go as far as coming up with a regular posting schedule, but I think that was part of what did me in last time: “Sunday quotes” “End of month street style” “Five Favourites”, &c. I was working with deadlines and due dates. I was working to keep up with something that wasn’t really there to begin with. I already have a job- and a very busy one at that. Blogging is meant to be my escape.
As a teacher my profession is full of due dates and deadlines. When to have report cards complete, complete marking assignments by ______, booking field trips, planning daily lessons, please sign and return by ______. The list is endless. So this time, scrap that. You can expect updates from me on a fairly regular basis (that only time will define for us). Updates will be there when they’re there and if you have subscribed or followed this blog, then you will be there too as they come along.
Anyway, like I said at the start of this entry, it feels great to be back. I’m looking forward to hearing from you (please don’t forget to say hello, I really love reading and responding to your comments!) and sharing with you what comes across my path. Perhaps tomorrow you will get a little update on what I’ve been up to in 2017, because y’know, by not writing, I basically kept the entire year to myself.
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