You’ve read about me being unemployed, managing through self-esteem and body image issues, ranting about boys, reflecting on self-acceptance, falling in love, getting married and reciting my wedding vows, reflecting on motherhood, interviewing my fellow bloggers, coping with a pandemic, growing older, turning 30, relocating to a new city, thriving in a new career, attempting to make new friends, and buying a new home. We have been through a lot these past 10 years, but all good things must end, including S&T. Sadly, my S&T journey is ending and I will no longer be publishing on the blog or releasing episodes on the podcast.
S&T was created as a medium to express my thoughts. Hitting the publish button on my first post was a huge deal. I was baring my soul to the world. You didn’t know that I was a ball of anxiety and insecurities. I could mask my authentic feelings and thoughts in public, but how would people react to a side of me they have never seen before?
Now, 10 years and 205 posts later, I am different. I am no longer that timid, uncertain person who constantly second-guessed herself. I can be my true self in the real world, without feeling like I need to hide behind my blog.
Of course, I am still a work in progress. I always will be. But I’m on the right path, and for that, I’m grateful.
I am also grateful to you for helping me get here.
Thank you for reading my blog posts.
Thank you for commenting.
Thank you for validating me. (You have no idea what you have done for my self-esteem.)
Thank you for laughing with me.
Thank you for crying with me.
Thank you for rooting for me.
Thank you for your positive vibes and prayers.
Thank you for forwarding my posts to friends.
Thank you for promoting my blog posts to your network.
Thank you for notifying me of writing errors. (I’m a stickler for good grammar and correct spelling and punctuation, so I welcome such e-mails.)
Thank you for your support.
Although I will no longer be updating S&T, this site will remain on the Internet through the end of 2022, at least. I might continue my WordPress subscription for another year but will reconsider as my renewal date approaches in January 2023. Writing is my passion, so I will continue writing and expressing myself through other outlets. If you’d like to stay in the loop of my writing & other side projects, please reach out via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you more material than you thought you wanted. 🙂
This is not a “Goodbye” but a “See You Later.” Please keep in touch via e-mail and follow my “fun” Twitter profile @yaayaawrites. (I have a buttoned-up professional one too, but that’s a bunch of healthcare jargon for my 9 to 5.) YaaYaaWrites is where I share what I’m reading, writing, watching, and listening to.
Positive Vibes Only,
2 thoughts on “This Good Thing Is Coming To An End”
I felt sad when I first started reading. . .then I got so proud of you for the personal growth you’ve worked so hard at. . .then I got worried you’d quit writing altogether. . .then I was overjoyed to see that you will continue writing, because you are very talented!
It has been fun watching you grow. As an old guy in the early stages of geezerhood, watching your life gave me a little different perspective on my own. Upward and onward!