When I started Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeintated back in October 2013 I had no idea what to expect. It started off a little more as a hobby (and a slight jab at someone if we are being perfectly honest), but then it grew.
I started to take everything a bit more seriously, because serious was fun. I found a great support system through different bloggers and linkups that I found. These friends pushed me and opened me up to different ideas. I learned about different programs and plug ins. I took on partnerships with different friends and businesses.
Blogging helped me transition from being a SAHM to a working mom to a WAHM. It has been quite the challenge learning how to balance everything through so many different labels. None of them are easy. They are literally all just as hard as each other.
I have decided to take a break from blogging at Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated.
I have decided that I need to live my life a little more. I need to enjoy the last few months of our time in Georgia (did I mention that we are moving in June?).
I want to be there for my kids and my husband and, more importantly, myself. I miss doing things for leisure instead of material. I am tired of stressing whether the blog is taking away from the podcasts, and vice versa.
I am tired of having things to say and events I want to share…but not being able to share them because they do not fit my niche and knowing that if you break from your niche you may alienate the audience that you are trying to grow.
I am tentatively telling myself that I will be back in the fall when all 3 kids are in school, but whether I am back at CCHC is a different thing. My husband and I have discussed whether I want to just rebrand, or begin a new site entirely. There are pluses and minuses to both, and it is going to take some time to decide and plan where to go from here. That is why I am going to give myself the time, but I will be back in some capacity.
Please continue to support businesses who I have supported through posts and sponsorships.
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I want to take this opportunity thank my family, friends, and readers. You have been wonderful and supportive with this adventure, and I hope that you will continue to support me with Universe Box, Greetings from Storybrooke, and Legends of Gotham. I will still be blogging (including some crafts and recipes!) on these sites, as well as recording 2-3 podcasts a week so there will be a lot of content out there if you miss me 🙂
Now, grab a cup of coffee and catch me on my personal twitter @amdesimone