Why I Lost My Love For Writing.

Over the past two months I've had a lot of time to think about this little space of mine here in the blogosphere. I'm now into my 6th year of blogging and I still love it as much as I did on the day where I sat in my living room, laptop on my lap and made the move from LiveJournal to Blogger. It's gone from 'For Those Little Moments' to Rosy Cheeks & Muddy Feet. I've gone from a 24 year old girl to a 31 year old woman. I've changed and with those changes this space has changed. 

At the end of 2015 I worked with Samantha on her mentorship course and I loved it. I learnt so much from her and she really is a pro at what she does. I finished my month working with her on a high. I was ready to take my blog to the next level. I was posting five times a week. I was promoting all over the big wide web. I was curating my Instagram feed to look clean and professional. I was enjoying myself but at the same time I was loosing my love for writing and forgetting why I started Rosy Cheeks & Muddy Feet in the first place. 

I have always loved writing. As a kid at school during break times I wouldn't be outside but instead in the library with my pen and paper. At home I was holed up in my bedroom, creating characters and bringing them to life. To me, writing is therapy. I've upgraded now from pen and paper to a computer screen and keyboard but my love for the art of weaving words together to tell a story hasn't changed in all these years. 

Early 2016 though I wasn't writing what I wanted to share though. I was writing what I thought I needed to write to have a successful blog. The enjoyment of it all but left. 

Don't get me wrong. I still want a blog that is professional and that people love to read. I still want to build a community, for other women to come here and resonate with me and say, "Hey me too" but I don't want to write posts that I don't believe in or that I'm not 100% happy with. I think you can tell when reading something whether the writer has really enjoyed what they're sharing. That goes for anything, books, magazine articles & blogs. I want to put the heart back into my writing.  I love writing my Currently posts and Life Updates. They may not get the most views but when I look back on them I smile. I want to write about the funny things my children say & monthly updates on the baby. I still want to talk about makeup and share my favourites items. I still want to review products that I love & believe in. I still want to share my parenting experiences, tips and tricks. I'm still aiming to take Rosy Cheeks & Muddy Feet to that next level. However, I want to write in my own way, with my own voice and to not compromise that voice. I want to share but I want to share all of it. The good days. The bad days. The funny moments. The tears and the triumphs. Life doesn't fit into a square box. Life is messy. It's mostly happy but not always perfect.

Real. Honest. Messy. Life. 

I'm hoping you'll all come along for the ride with me. My mojo is back. The creative juices are flowing and my love for writing is back to where it should be! 

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