Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
Lazurus Long

Adieu.

All the best.

Cheers.

Happy trails to you.

Toodle-oo.

Godspeed.

I have been blogging for over six years. Four years here and two years at my old, original blog (where I met what could be considered my very first bloggy friend, Natalie). I have loved this community not only because it provided countless hours of "I should be working" entertainment and even my first friends in St. Louis (Heidi, Angie and Alyssa).

But alas, each time I've recently logged in I feel that overwhelming thought of, well, I'm over it. I've logged so many memories in my life here but I often find that I just sit at a blank screen with nothing new to say.

My life has shifted. With our recent move to Iowa, I'm now working from home and each second that ticks by is essentially a billable hour that I could be focusing on my clients and work or Nick's business. I have other things I'd like to focus my attention and energy toward. I loved blogging but now it is just another item on my to-do-list.

I'm not discounting a future blogging endeavor with more career focused content or even picking up in the future our lives on this personal blog.

But for now, I'm done.

Au revoir.

15 comments:

Susan said...

Will miss you, but understand.... have a great one!

Liz said...

Aw, sad. I take blogging breaks from time to time (like 6 month stretches) so I totally get it.

Good luck with everything! Maybe I'll still see you on Twitter or Pinterest?!

annacdotes said...

I will miss your words, Randall. Thank you for sharing them with us for the last six-years, they often brought a smile to my face. Enjoy your break and please, let me know if/when your return!

Anna

Princess Freckles said...

You will be missed, but I understand at the same time. I wish you all the very best!

Happy Jen said...

I wish you well. You have a certain grace that is not always evident in many bloggers. Good luck and pop in every once in awhile.

Trisha said...

BYE Randall! I'll miss you. Hopefully I can run into you randomly at the airport some day. :)

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

oohhh, i am so sad. i will miss you. thankful for facebook!

Mrs. Fabulous said...

Sad, but understandable. Looking forward to our phone calls. xoxo

Erin said...

Glad I still get to see you- you will be missed in the blogging world!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Aww! This is how I met you. Best of luck to you Randall! I'll always tweet you on the first day of each month. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Best of luck to you....hopefully you will catch the bug again. :)

Angie said...

All good things must come to an end. Ironically I am also quitting my blog. I have really enjoyed getting to know you, I think you are so fun, smart, pretty, and just a neat all around person who i would love to see again if you ever come back to the Lou again!
All the best,
Ang

Jillian, Inc said...

I completely understand! I've loved reading your blog these past two years! Best wishes for your new adventures in Iowa!

C3 said...

I'll miss your posts, but also understand!

Kristen said...

Oh, I totally get it! Sometimes I feel like just ending the whole thing...but then I get drawn back in. I'll miss your quotes with each post, those were just my favorite. Best wishes to you Randall!

 
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