6.06.2018

The Goodbye.

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



22 comments

  1. Glad you’re doing this, regardless of what we would prefer. Social media can be so amazing and at the same time, so frustrating.

    Take the time you need and whenever you come back, we’ll be here to read.

    Definitely will keep keeping up with you on IG and Twitter.

    xxx

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    1. Thanks lovely! Social media has changed so much over the last three years and it feels next to impossible to keep up with it all sometimes! Have a great week :)

      xo

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  2. I can relate with this.

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    1. I feel you girl! But your blog is INCREDIBLE - keep going <3

      xo

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  3. Thank you for your transparency! Return soon :-)

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  4. Sade!! I’m really going to miss your posts but it’s totally understandable that you’re taking a break. I think we all need one from time to time especially in this ‘social media frenzy’ we find ourselves in. I pray you find the inspiration you seek during your time away and hope you come back feeling refreshed and motivated. So until then, take care of yourself and God bless xoxo

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    1. Thank you Steph! Your kind words and prayers are much appreciated, wishing you a blessed and wonderful week ahead girl xo

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  5. Will really miss your posts Sade but you deserve a long break! I hope it refreshes you and regardless of whether you decide to continue blogging or not, I'll always support you. I know how you feel, I'm currently on a blogging break too because everything started to feel the same and I was bored. Enjoy your break and can I just say, this outfit is a LOOK! xx

    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. Thanks Demi! A break is sometimes just what the doctor ordered ;) will be keeping up with your writing durinh my lil break <3

      xo

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  6. I just recently found you blog and I am going to miss your posts! I guess it's just burnout, it's impossible not to burnout at some point in this industry. You are expected to come with with new, fresh content on the regular, but still in your niche because that's what people follow you for.
    Have fun, take care of yourself and I will be expecting your return!

    xx
    www.thedecemberdame.com

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    1. Oh bless you! Thank you so much for your kind words <3 And yes it'd burn out! I've got posts all ready in my drafts now for when i return ;) Have a great week!

      xo

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  7. I really love your writing and your posts. Will really miss them.

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  8. Anonymous6/08/2018

    I'll miss you so much but in the meantime, I'll be praying you bounce back stronger as your heart desires.
    All my love till you return❤❤

    Yvonne.O

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    1. Thanks Yvonne <3 I'll be back in the blink of an eye!

      xo

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  9. Love you millions! xx

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    1. Love you too Lauren! <3 Hope to see your lovely face soon!

      xo

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  10. Sade, I will miss you. But as someone who you may not realise has followed you for the last 5 or so years (I think I must have read between 98% - 100% of your posts), I will say one thing that stops me from commenting much on your blog is that you don't engage. I feel like leaving a comment is pointless cos you never respond. I hope you can take that into account when you return back to blogging.

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    1. Hey Ada, thank you so much for your honesty! I appreciate a good critical comment! I'll bear that in mind upon my return :) Sometimes balancing a full time job, other work and just life in general means i can be a little negligent with the space, especially when my MH isn't doing so well (no excuses - just a reason why i'm not as active as i should be here!) I'll be a lot more active once i'm back and in better spirits - I promise <3 Have a blessed week!

      xo

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  11. I always look forward to your posts. I will sincerely miss you on this space

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Thankyou for commenting :) I read every single one!

XOXO Sade

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