Dear friends, I am sure you’ve noticed that for the past few weeks I’ve been mostly silent on the world wide web. I am so sorry for these unplanned hiatus. I’ve just been dealing with some health issues and also reevaluating how I’m going to move forward while trying to keep a more balanced life. You see in the past 4 years of blogging I’ve been consumed by it, not only because I am an obsessive person but also because I was trying to avoid something. Blogging has been a great coping mechanism for all the massive changes in my life since I became a trailing spouse. However many things have changed recently and I find that blogging is no longer the crutch that it was for me before. So I feel the blog has to change with me. Maybe it’s no coincidence that this is happening in March, which is the Anniversary of my first blog post. I’m ready to make some changes!
I’m in a new city, experiencing different seasons and I want to get out more, get more sunlight and get fit and healthy. I’ve put my health in the back burner for a while now, but I want to re-focus. I’m not only talking about physical health, but a balanced sense of well-being. That includes taking more time for myself, making some genuine connections online and offline, getting more sleep, maximising the next year and a half in Berlin by exploring and experiencing as much as possible.
What’s going to change?
- Shorter blog posts that will leave something to the imagination and entice you to seek to experience the restaurant, event, etc. yourself.
- Fewer high quality photos and spending less time behind the camera to enjoy the moment more. This will also mean that I will spend less time developing pictures and more time enjoying life in Berlin.
- There will still be plenty of pictures but they will probably be on an online album and not on the blog post itself.
- I will also be only writing about the best and most memorable experiences and the most useful information on the blog so expect 1-2 posts on average a week. I will try to do a 3rd post but only if I have time. Other fabulous #diplofinds and #diploevents will be posted on my Facebook Page or Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr. For the latter three, it will mainly be the same content so just pick which one is the best way for you to avoid getting spammed with the same content. I also curate the best things on Pinterest.
Since I am a very visual person, my posts will still have mostly pictures, but hopefully less text heavy. I hope you will still enjoy my posts and continue to read highlights of my #DiploLife! Thanks so much for four fabulous years!
P.S. I took this photograph in a U-Bahn (underground train) station in Frankfurt, Germany.