Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Back From Hiatus

I am making my return to blogging and boy, do I have a lot to fill you in on!

I took a little hiatus from blogging, though I never devoted an offical post to it because, to be honest with you, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a hiatus or a permanent end.

I had been struggling a bit with the direction of my blog and felt I had lost why I originally started it to begin with. My initial vision for this blog was to write about my life living gluten free and somehow along the way I felt it dissolved into a strictly product review site. At the same time, I was struggling with whether or not I even wanted to share more of my private life. So, I was at a crossroads.

Then, one of the biggest events to ever hit my personal life happened. And I had a decision to make. I decided to take some time away to focus on my life, then would decide later on whether or not to continue. I made my blog private and deleted my twitter. I needed some time to focus on me, my husband, and our family. I didn't want the distractions of social media. Basically, I was burnt out. And I felt like I was living a lie because I had huge, huge things going on that I wasn't sure I wanted to share with the blogosphere.

What was that huge news? Well, I'm ready to share it now...

Ladies and gentleman, I am pleased to annouce our son, Benjamin, born in January 2011!!

I found out last May that I was pregnant and wasn't sure if I wanted to share such private information on the interwebs. After several months of debating, I decided just to take the stress of keeping up with the blog off my plate.

I have decided now that I want to continue with my blog but get back to what I always wanted it to be. No pressure, no guilt over not posting, just a girl in front of her computer writing about her life, which just so happens involves being gluten free (and dairy free and chocolate free, but more on that another time...).

I am excited to be back and part of the gluten free/blogging community once again. I'm sure there is a lot to catch up on!

(Also, I've restarted my Twitter (GF_Steph). Follow me here. Follow me so I can follow you!)


Traci said...

Welcome back & CONGRATS!!!!

Marlow said...

Yay! So happy about this :) And yes, there should never be guilt about not posting!!

AND congrats!! What a cutie!!!