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...