Just For A Little While...

I checked the stats on one of my blog posts. A post that swirled around my head for a couple of weeks before being regurgitated quickly into the notes section on my phone, then moved over into Grammarly (lazy spellers unite) and then finally published with a series of photos that related. I was excited! I’d written something that came from the heart and as always, awaited the clicks and comments, but this time they didn’t really come and as I scrolled through google analytics, it finally dawned on me that blogging may truly be dying a slow death, and with this realisation, came the question of whether this would mark the end of almost a decade of oversharing on the internet for me.
I started back in 2010 / 2011 with an ancient rickety Pentax camera and a whole lotta passion for writing and documenting life. Fast forward to 2018 and I’m still here typing away and documenting life through words and photos from my shinier, less problematic Canon 700d. But something in those seven years changed drastically. Everything feels so instantaneous and superfluous, and I feel like I'm bored of the ever-increasing tide of Insta-glam clickbait. If you leave Instagram or Twitter for a few days, you’ll have missed so much in such a brief amount of time, and that to me is absolutely bonkers.
Although something strong inside me, (as well as the kindness of you guys!) wills me not to quit completely, I'll be honest and say that I am desperately struggling to find fresh inspiration lately. I open my notebooks to write and I twiddle my pen idly chewing on the lid, my mind blank and swirling with never-ending to-do lists. Whether it's the season that I'm currently in that requires reflection, quiet and perseverance, or just being in need of a brief social media shut down for a little while, I'm hoping that upon my return I will be brimming with imagery that feels more tangible, words that are more thoughtful, and ideas that are less self-indulgent. The next few days, weeks and months are full of change, fresh starts and clean breaks for me and I'm absolutely terrified, excited and feeling expectant for this new chapter in my ever complex book. Oh, the writing that is to follow once everything falls into place! 
I'll be back soon, but in the meantime catch me on Instagram, I'll be documenting my travels, life changes and thoughts over there. 

Much love, light, and grace my friends

xo Sade