There were actually a multitude of reasons why I wasn't able to post as much as I'd like to this past month. Not only did my homework amount feel like it doubled this semester (a secret they don't tell you about the second semester of your senior year of high school), but both (and I mean both!) of our house laptops broke and/or we accidentally broke their chargers. Talk about bad luck. It's safe to say that this made posting here on Girl on the Verge a little more difficult than normal.
Yet despite the increased homework load and my family's failing computers, I think the most prominent reason why I took a brief pause in my blogging was the fact that-- to be completely honest-- I felt lost. What I mean by this is that in these past few months, I felt like my main goal in blogging was to increase my number of readers. I felt like I needed to write to increase the number of people reading my blog, and in turn I felt like I wasn't being as creative as I was when I first started Girl on the Verge. I started to feel like I was losing my voice; I was sounding like a lot of the bloggers that I follow (and love) instead of sounding like myself in order to get a couple of more readers. But what I learned from this month off is how crazy that actually is!
In retrospect, I'm actually happy that I was able to take a month off of blogging because it made me remember the very important reason that I started this blog in the first pace. It reminded me that blogging is not about how many readers you have, or how many followers you have on Instagram, but rather is about creatively expressing your unique voice and sharing that voice with others; connecting with or supporting people who have similar and different voices alike, all while staying true to yourself-- that's the reason I want to blog.
In the time since my last blog post, not much has happened except me getting closer to finishing up my senior year of high school-- only 7 weeks left! I have not yet decided what college I will be attending next fall (I only have about a month left to decide-- yikes!), and although I didn't go anywhere over spring break, I did enjoy a nice relaxing stay-cation. That's pretty much it!
I know this is a longer blog post and I'm sorry for throwing all of this at you guys-- I honestly don't know if I'm writing this for you guys or myself more-- but I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and how I was feeling. I must say that I really can't wait to write more posts for Girl on the Verge!
Please stay tuned for more blog posts to come, and lastly I must also say how thankful and grateful I am that you have continued reading and have stayed up-to-date with my blog. It really means so much!!
Until Next Time!