A little goodbye

I just wanted to write a short and sweet post to let you all know that I’ve decided to leave this little corner of the internet, at least for the foreseeable future. It hasn’t been a sudden decision, nor a conscious one. It has happened gradually, and I feel that things have come to a natural end. Over the last few months, I’ve been reluctant to begin any new projects and writing posts has become less and less appealing. For me, blogging has lost its spark.

As we head towards September, a quieter pace of life is heading my way, and I feel excited to spend that time doing things that I enjoy. I want to start going swimming regularly, I’ve booked my first singing lesson (which I’m very nervous about) and relax a little more in the evenings. I feel proud of this blog that I have created, and content with the things that I have shared. A lot has changed in my personal life since I started this blog, and it’s wonderful to be able to look back on so many memories.

Is this it? The honest answer is that I really don’t know – it could be, it could not be. In six months when we’ve moved house and I’ve had a break, I may feel inspired again, but I’m going to play it by ear and let it be. I’ll still be using Instagram (not so) regularly, and you can find me here.

One last thing…thank you so much to everyone who has ever read my blog, shared it, commented, liked it, loved it and especially to those who have expressed their love for it in person – even though I probably looked awkward. It really has meant so much, and I cannot thank you all enough. I’m so thankful for all the opportunities and income that this space has provided for our family. It’s been an interesting journey. I have learnt so much and connected with so many inspiring people, and fantastic brands. I will always be so thankful to them, and I’m so thankful to Jared for always being so supportive.

Oh just one very last thing…following my recent trip to Leros; Blog Authentic have set up a fundraising page. It would be absolutely, ridiculously amazing if you could donate anything at all to such a worthy cause. Leros Solidarity Network and ECHO 100Plus are run entirely by volunteers, and they do a marvellous job. The volunteers have hearts of gold.

Thank you so much you lovely bunch and goodbye…at least for now.

saying

E xx

Above: One of the many outtakes from Ru’s ‘first day at nursery’ family photo shoot – highly unsuccessful! 

 

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  1. 31st August 2017 / 7:58 am

    Sad to see you go, but I hope you enjoy putting your time and energy to good use elsewhere 😘😘😘😘

    • 31st August 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks so much Kerry! See you on Insta! x

  2. 31st August 2017 / 8:22 am

    This makes me sad but I am glad it’s right for you. I’ll miss knowing every detail about my little nephews so don’t be a closed book when we chat hahaha all the best in you new adventures Esther x

    • 31st August 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks M! I’m never a closed book when we chat 😉 Hahahahaa!!!! Thank you xx

  3. 31st August 2017 / 8:38 am

    Sad that you’re stopping blogging but sometimes an indefinite break is the best thing. Blogging does take up so much spare time, and I must admit that if I didn’t blog I’d have a lot more time to fulfil other passions! Enjoy x

    • 31st August 2017 / 9:03 pm

      It really can take up so much time. There is always more to do, and I feel so content leaving it for now. Thank you so much for your well wishes Becky, I really appreciate them. Thank you xx

  4. 31st August 2017 / 8:40 am

    Oh Esther. I am so so sad but it sounds like it’s completely the right thing for you at the moment. Glad that you’ll still be around. Sending you and your family lots of love x

    • 31st August 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks so much Donna! You are such a light in the blogging world and you have helped me so much. I’m excited to try some new things and relax a little xx

  5. 31st August 2017 / 9:42 am

    I did exactly the same thing in March and whilst I’ve gone back to YouTube I’ve not touched the blog since. It’s sad as it was such a big part of my life but it’s freeing too. Best of luck x

    • 31st August 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you Lisa. That is so good to know! I think it is going to be freeing, and I feel excited xx

  6. 31st August 2017 / 9:44 am

    I’m so sad that you’re departing from the blogging world for the foreseeable future Esther but I totally understand how you want more time to fulfil other passions and interests. Good for you with booking a singing lesson! You’ll love it! I adore singing and nothing raises the spirits more than enjoying something you’re doing as a hobby. I look forward to following your IG closely and of course we will keep in touch, you lovely lady xx

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much Amelia! The singing lesson went well, and I feel really excited. I totally agree. Singing always raises my spirits. See you over on IG…and if we ever have a meet up! It would be so brilliant to still get together xx

  7. Angela Milnes
    31st August 2017 / 10:41 am

    Well i’m glad we are close friends and I will still see you even though your not blogging. 🙂 Love you heaps!

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:18 pm

      I certainly will still be seeing you! xx

  8. Abi
    31st August 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I will genuinely miss reading your blogs and being able to get a glimpse into what you’ve been up to. But change is inevitable for all of us. You should be proud of your little corner. Love you loads.

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Abi my babe! Love you lots and lots xx

  9. 31st August 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I will miss your blog Esther! Always an inspiring and creative place, but it sounds like you’re going to be plugging those gifts into other worthwhile pursuits… enjoy it, and in the meantime I’ll be insta-stalking you! Sending lots of love xxx

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks a lot Claire! That is so nice of you to say. I’m so interested in your natural lifestyle change. Will certainly be keeping up to date with that. See you on IG xx

  10. 31st August 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Oh Esther!!! I feel so sad to read this!! I always love your home posts and felt so happy to see your name pop up when you’d linked up to #homeetc!! Enjoy your next chapter xxxx

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you so much lovely Caro xx

  11. Larissa
    1st September 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Love you Esther and have been grateful to have this window into your world through your blog. Wishing you and your family all the best on your next chapter!

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:23 pm

      Thanks a lot Laris…fingers and toes crossed that I will absolutely see you next year! Wahoo! xx

  12. 2nd September 2017 / 8:20 pm

    will miss your updates Esther – and who is going to hang out with me at BritMums?! Ha. Good luck with the next steps you take x

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks Becky! You will have a fab time! xx

  13. 5th September 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I read this a while ago now Esther and I’ve only just got around to popping back and saying how sorry I am to see you go, your blog has always been one of my favourites but I totally understand where you are coming from! Whatever you do next enjoy it and I’m glad you’re sticking around on Instagram, would miss you xx

    • 5th September 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you so much Hayley! You really are so kind. I may be back – you never know! See you on Insta xx

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