A Rebirth


Six One Six is now two years old. And has been through a name change, at least 6 (maybe 10) face changes, and unfortunately a lot of neglect. But she's still kicking! In June of 2013, I decided to stop being "on the outside looking in" of the blog world. After reading blogs for years (and desperately missing my LiveJournal days) I took the plunge into a community that I wasn't sure I would have a place in. Fast forward two years, this little blog of mine doesn't really have a place anymore. I've let her crumble to the bottom of the barrel. 

When I started this blog, I had funny things to share, lots of stories and even opened up about anxiety, depression, addiction and weight struggles. I was really building this place up to be something, I was proud of it, I loved it and so did many others. Being in love with my own blog space as well as reading others and developing friendships with other bloggers, was starting to become a solid part of my life. But in 2014, I kinda lost myself. I let one aspect of my life that was falling apart destroy everything else that made me happy. I stopped having anything fun to blog about, I didn't want to open up about anything anymore, and I slowly just stopped showing up here. And then I stopped showing up to other blogs, and my friends blogs and I kinda just fell away from this world that had grown to mean so much to me in such a short period of time. 

I was sad. About so much. But I couldn't write about any of it. My blog was dead. 


It didn't take long for me to start going stir crazy and needing an outlet again. Apparently I had a boost of confidence one day because I just up and started a YouTube channel! Originally my thought was that it would help me work through my anxiety while also allowing me to be creative and have something to keep me distracted from all the hate I was feeling. Twenty something videos later I'm realizing how little time I have to put into something that requires so much. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my channel, I wish I could quit my job and focus 100% on my channel and blog, but I unfortunately don't have that luxury. What I do have though, is a spark again. A spark for this little space of mine, my little baby, my blog. I miss it. I miss reading other blogs, I miss my blog friends, I miss the "oh my god, me too!" when reading someone's post, I just miss the blog world. So, I'm coming home. 




I wanted to keep things simple so that I don't get overwhelmed, so I've got a whole new look going on. I kept it so simple that I don't even have a sidebar! I still have to tweak some things, like relabeling all my posts and changing a few post images. But I've got a new "about me" so at least the hardest part is done haha!  A lot of us have kept in touch through social media, but an extra thank you to those that have stuck by me and still showed up here to show love on the random times I came around. I hope that people can enjoy this space with me again!

Now to decided on a picture for this post...

24 comments :

  1. I read this and it resonated with me so much. My blog has been nothing but neglected this past year. Even with a fresh new look I've been finding it hard to post anything. Maybe cause so much of what has been going on in my life, I haven't been able to share. But I've still been reading, and I miss writing and I'm hoping to get back to it soon.


    Cheers to the rest of 2015 looking up.

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  2. Love the new look, it looks great! I totally understand, sometimes you need a fresh start! I haven't been blogging for that long really (not quite a year yet) and I have had my moments of wanting to quit when it feels overwhelming, but in the end I love it and I always come back!

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  3. as always, I love the look! Also, you're a year older than me in the blogging world! YAY. I may not come by frequently, but I still love you on snapchat & IG. ;)

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  4. Love the new space!! You are so gorgeous! I love youuuu and miss you too!!! This year is gonna start turning around for us, I feel it :)

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  5. I have the same feelings with blogging. I was involved with it in 2012 and then.. stopped, I couldn't write about my life because of the things going on in it.. But I am hoping this blog space brings on a lot of amazing change for you!

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  6. First off, that photo is GORG. Second off, can we be blogging friends as we both try to jump back into this?!?!

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  7. Also, why does it show your picture next to my name? Now I look like a creepy stalker.... Weird.


    xoxo

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  8. Glad you're back with the spark for blogging and your YouTube channel girl!!

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  9. So happy to have you back gorgeous!!!

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  10. thank you!
    of course!, what is your blog?

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  11. hahaah i think because you don't have a photo... but it's using my previous photo so that makes it even weirder haha

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  12. I'm hoping so too, thank you so much for the support! <3

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  13. thanks babe! I can't believe how much I've missed out on, dammit!
    I feel it too, my life already did a 180 from all that bullshit that was going on. It feels good to be happy again!
    i love you! xox

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  14. thank you!
    yaasss team snapchat! :)

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  15. thank you! :)
    It does get overwhelming, you don't think it will when you start but there really is so much to keep up with and it does take a lot of time. I love it too, I don't think I'll ever really leave haha

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  16. that is exactly why I couldn't post. Like yea, I could have come up with some pinterest style posts or something to keep it alive, but I just was never in the mood for the effort. I bet you'll wake up one day and it will just hit you and you'll be ready to come back :) :)
    xox

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  17. YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. www.theunreal-life.blogspot.com

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  19. I mean, yay. I've missed your face and your voice and just, everything. But then I knew you wouldn't leave (take a break) for nothing and sometimes you just need some good old-fashioned air. So, glad you got it, even gladder you're BACK.

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  20. What a beautiful photo! New turning page for this wonderful blog!

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