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July 10, 2016

what the hell is going on around here?

You may or may not have noticed (you didn't notice, no one is reading this, Alessia) that I haven't really been around here for a while. I have an hour or so to kill and just my computer to keep me busy, so I figured that this is as good a time as any to update you all on my life and the downfall of this blog, which was once a very passionate hobby of mine.

It's not to say that I don't love this blog anymore, because I really, really still do. It's just that the things I used to write about — recipes, beauty products, project life, nannying, etc. — are no longer huge parts of my life. I leave my house at seven in the morning and don't return until seven at night. If I make myself eggs for dinner instead of ordering in, I call that a success. The beauty products I used to try after spending hours watching YouTube videos and even more hours contemplating and testing them in Sephora, are no longer products I have time for. Concealer, powder, mascara, out the door — so long, beauty routine. I'm no longer a nanny, so my posts about my little chickens are no longer, and I am still hopelessly working on my PL album from 2015 more than halfway through 2016, so pshhhh.

Although I still read books and can write up book reports, or can find a few great links that I love and share them with you, those types of posts seem to me to be very insignificant pieces of what this blog once was.

I spend 40+ hours a week writing, a few hours reading, and countless other hours on my phone — all of those hours are spent looking at words. I love words, I've built a career out of words, and I hope to continue using words to my advantage as I grow. I just don't have enough time or passion to continue writing words — half-hearted, forced-because-I-feel-guilty words — on this blog.

This sounds like a goodbye, I get that. I'm not sure what it is, to be fair. But for now, Less Is More doesn't exactly have a purpose. I'd love one day to wake up energized and refreshed with a whole slew of new blog post ideas and the time to execute and write them, but right now, that's not my reality. My reality is killin' it at my job, spending my downtime with my friends, family, and boyfriend, and enjoying life one day at a time.

So whether you've been a reader since 2012 (if you have, seriously email me, because why?) or just stumbled upon this post because it's the most recent thing on here, it doesn't matter. I appreciate the eyes that have been on this space for the last four years more than you'll ever know.

This isn't goodbye, it's see ya later.

I swear.

If you want to keep up with me while I get my shit together, check out my daily posts on my POPSUGAR author page, and follow me on Instagram.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. And I just found your blog too. I hope you keep on writing; I like what I'm reading so far ;)