I have posted over 1,800 posts over the last 5 years. I’ve shared things I love, a few things I utterly hated, my life’s ups and a few downs. I’ve had amazing experiences, opportunities and I’ve met some WONDERFUL people along the way. Who knew my blogging life would flourish as much as it did? Or that I would blog for this long?
The time has come for me to say goodbye.
It is time for me to end this blog officially. I’ve taken more hiatuses this year than I ever did (I remember a time when I couldn’t imagine not posting even when I was on vacation) and I’ve felt that the time is right to let I Am DWJ/The Art of Accessories go. I think I will always be @theaofa in my heart but I don’t feel the need to post here anymore. Things are so different from when I started blogging 5 years ago and I’m okay letting others do what I don’t want to anymore. Who knows what I may do in the future or if I will blog again. I’ve learned to never say never.
Maybe it is because I’ve gotten older, my focus has shifted a bit, or perhaps I just have been delaying the inevitable. Either way, I thank you for reading this blog even if it was just a single post or if you’ve read them all. I have loved every single comment, email, contest I’ve thrown and photo I’ve taken for this blog. I’ve learned a lot about myself, what I want in life, where I want to go and how to get there. And without this blog a lot of those realizations wouldn’t have been possible.
It isn’t like this is a complete goodbye or that I’m disappearing forever. You can always find me posting my pictures to Flickr and Instagram. I’m sure I will continue to tweet silliness and share more things I love via Twitter, and you never know I might actually care about Google Plus one day. And maybe now that I’ve stopped blogging I will restock my Etsy store this fall, we shall see. Even though this is farewell here, I hope you will continue to stay in touch and that we will still be friends because you’ve made my life so much richer. But for now, I want to sit at home, cook, knit and not worry about blogging or what my next post will be. I think it is definitely a time for me to move on.
Thanks again for reading and I will miss you – so keep in touch!
Always stay colorful,
P.S. If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve moved all of my blog over to a free wordpress site so I can keep it live for however long I’d like. Feel free to read the archives.