Jess Reiche

Surrrprise! Are you totally shocked to see this in your feed/inbox/reader? You should be. I literally haven’t posted in a year. A year people. Do you want to know why? I’m going to tell you whether you want to know or not. And then at the bottom I’m going to make you an empty promise. At least I’m honest right?

If you’re considering whether or not to read this whole post can I ask you one thing? Please read it. Then do what you want – delete it, unsubscribe, write me hate mail OR share it, pass it on, tell your friends, write me a love letter, subscribe, encourage me, comment below…but please just read this one post before you make your decision. Deal? Deal.

Here we go.

The Top 10 Reasons There Have Been NO Posts on my Blog in the Past Year!

10. I kind of forgot I had a blog. You’d think after blogging for years it would be a daily habit, but it really hasn’t been in a long time.

9. I was too lazy to look up my login. Just keeping it real people.

8. I came up with a lot of great topics to write on in the shower, and then forgot them by the time the water turned off. Any other creative people have this problem?

7. I hate dealing with graphics and layout. I like writing but the whole world of blogging is much bigger than just words and that frustrates me sometimes. I know I could just write to write but I am an all or nothing person so if I can’t make a nice blog, I’m not going to do it.

6. I was too tired to write. As you’ll probably hear in the future, my 3+ year old son still doesn’t consistently sleep through the night. So I haven’t had a good week of sleep in at least 4 years.

5. Owning a house takes work. I’m pretty sure I told you that 2 years ago (almost exactly) we bought a house and although the house isn’t a fixer-upper, it needed some attention that took a lot of time and mental time out me and my family.

4. I lost passion for what I’ve been writing about. As much as I love writing about spiritual and family things, sometimes there just isn’t enough to write about that I really feel called to say. Which leads me to…

3. I still can’t “identify” what my blog is about. It doesn’t fit into any specific category and that gets frustrating. I want to network and promote and get guest spots and be in this blogging world but when someone asks you “so what’s your blog about?” and you have no answer, it sends you to a weird mental space. In this space exists insecurity, frustration, confusion and ultimately, indifference.

2. Family, kids, friends, church, homeschooling and TV have taken up the time that I’d spend writing – and I was okay with that.

And now…the top reason I stopped blogging this past year….

1. My passion went from blogging to baking. Some of you might be surprised by this, others of you not so much – as you’ve been the ones eating my creations. The truth is, I love love love baking. Especially baking for kids that have allergies and intolerances as mine do. And I spent hours and hours this past year watching bakers, learning techniques, playing with ideas and then creating in my adorable not-so-little kitchen.

But ironically my own food intolerances, adrenal issues, thyroid issues and a whole lot of gut issues are all connected to the fact that…get this…my body (at least right now) is intolerant to sugar. Yup, you read that right. The baker has been told to stop eating sugar. That includes white, brown, cane, molasses, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, and even fruit sugar. I’m coming to terms with this. I’ve fought it and kicked and screamed and ignored this for a while but the truth is, I feel so much better without any sugar in my body. And I would love it if you wouldn’t throw your 2 cents in the comments into why this is crazy. It ain’t your body so you have no say in what I do πŸ˜› (sorry, went a little NYer on you). I know I could still bake for other people but a baker that doesn’t try her own food isn’t a very good baker. And, I do not have the will power to bake a tray of brownies and not lick the spoon…and the bowl…and then accidentally eat one…or two.

SO, I’m putting my baking passion on hold and going back to my first passion – writing.

 

And now, here is my empty promise: I promise you that I will get this blog up and going and I’ll be writing again. I really am going to try. I really don’t know what I’m going to write about going forward but I can promise you that it’ll have my personality all over it and topics that hopefully you’ll be interested in. Off the top of my head, I’ll probably post about the funny sides of being a parent, homeschooling, food/cooking/baking, frugal saving money topics, maybe some music stuff, definitely movies and TV and YouTube, Godly topics, personal topics and who knows- maybe through it I’ll find my niche.

So please comment below and tell me someone read this post and will keep reading going forward πŸ˜‰

**Jess**

Comments (8)

  1. Z

    Loved your honesty! You are a true gem my friend.

  2. 1. Yay welcome back!!!
    2. You definitely aren’t crazy, a lot of people’s bodies can’t do sugar – but you don’t need my validation for that either 😘
    3. Why do you have to define your blog? Why can’t it be whatever you want it to be this week? I enjoy whatever you post. It’s fun to see inside your world/head/etc.

  3. Lena

    Yay! So glad to see/read this. I’m looking forward to reading πŸ™‚

  4. deeflash

    I read this post.

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