So here we are, we’ve reached the end of road.
It’s hard to believe I’m sitting down to write this post, but at the same time, not really. In the past few months, I’ve been quite vocal to my friends and family that this moment has been in the works; I simply haven’t made the time to make it official.
I love The Lunchbox Diaries a whole hell of a lot. I love what I’ve done here, what I’ve said here, and who I’ve met here.
Before this blog, no one had ever read a word that I had written, despite the fact that I’d been writing my entire life. It was a complete and utter leap of faith to give this thing a go, and it’s been quite the transformative experience in the best way possible.
Simply put, I’ve outgrown the blog thing. While I used to adore writing (and reading!) the life-casting style of blogging, I just don’t anymore. When I started blogging, it lit me up, but now it’s come to feel like more of an obligation and chore. When I made (more than one) ‘pros and cons’ list about continuning to blog, the pros were things like money and free shit and the cons were things like people will think I’m quitter and I don’t have a guaranteed next step.
Clearly, the reasons were bogus. Blogging for money takes the joy out of it, and while I adore my readers, your perception of me isn’t a reason to keep the blog afloat.
While I have some supremely exciting projects and opportunities in the works, it’s not like I’m stepping off this well-oiled machine and onto another. The next experience(s) will take work, most likely from the ground up, but that’s okay. To be honest, I’m quite looking forward to it.
If you’ve read this blog for years or for days, thank you. I cannot adequately explain the tremendous impact this blog has had on my life, and without you being here to share it with me, it wouldn’t have been the same.
Just so we’re clear – I’m not vanishing from the internet. You can find me on Instagram where it’ll basically be the blog, just shorter (because I have fat thumbs and hate typing on my phone.)
So long, friends! It’s been a great ride.