Wait, you all knew that already? Oh. Makes this conversation a little, ah, awkward, doesn't it. And anticlimatic.
But, you guys, here's the thing: I love to write. I recognize that I'm not particularly good at it, but I love to anyway... which is why I started this little blog in the first place. I needed an outlet where perfect strangers could come, drink their beverage of choice while sitting comfortably at their laptops in their bathrobes, and read my words. (Man, it sounds super narcissistic when I put it that way... I certainly don't mean it to.) Basically, I needed feedback on my writing, some kind of connection through the written word, from people who didn't know me, who hadn't heard my "real-life" voice, who really had nothing to win or lose by hopping onto this blog.
Many fine individuals figured my style--both writing- and clothing-wise--was not for them. Which was not surprising to me. What amazed me, though (and continues to amaze me) is that hundreds, even thousands, of you have kept coming back. I can't thank you enough, nor can I quite describe the boost this fact has given me to approach, at a snail's pace, some other pursuits... which coincidentally may or may not include smooshing large quantities of peanut m&ms into my mouth at one time with minimal chocolate drool.
Harder than it looks, people.
What I'm trying to say is: this blog was a perfect creative fit for me over the last year-plus. I've loved reading your comments and getting to know you and laughing with you. However, ever since becoming pregnant with this baby, things have changed for me. (No kidding, you're thinking. That's what gaining 30 pounds'll do to you...) There are more demands on my time, less motivation to blog about what I'm wearing, more reasons to do other things. For many reasons, my heart's just not in it anymore.
So, for A Day in the Life Too..., this is goodbye. Probably one of the most long-winded, awkward goodbyes ever written, but goodbye nonetheless. It seems trite to even write this, but I just have to say: thank you to you all, I appreciate you guys more than I can say, and I sincerely wish you well... in style, in blogging, in parenting, in life.
[Editor's note: Visit me here from here on out if you'd like.]
I leave you with some impeccable French: aw-vwah. Because, as you know by now, I'm just sophisticated like that.