I've been gone for a while. At some point every blogger needs a while to wind down and hunker for a minute. February ended up being that time for me. Even now as I enter back into this space I'm hesitant.
I felt overwhelmed by the lack of sincerity going on - not just here but also around the blogosphere. I felt like I was blogging to be blogging and that is NOT my style. I want to blog because I have something to offer and I wasn't meeting my own expectation. Beyond that I didn't feel like I was getting the response that my content had to offer. When I posted about the woods I got comments about my outfit. Don't get me wrong, I love reading what my readers say in the comments they leave me, but it was discouraging to share an experience and have a reaction more so about my clothing than the content. (Eesh, that sounds harsh, but really it's honesty.)
This time has been really interesting. Even as I struggled with where to take this space and what it meant and even what it had become I had people praising it. Kids in my hometown that I had NO idea read Shannon Bear were commenting on it and the content. It was all very encouraging and crazy at once.
All of that said, I'm hesitantly back. I probably won't post everyday, I'll ease my way back into the groove. And what a mighty groove it will be! This space will grow to meet my needs - that is, after all, why I'm here. I have some goals I want to achieve and this will be where I document the process, challenge, and (hopefully) victory of each one.
I'd love to have you along for the ride. Here we go!