a break.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Blogging is a funny old thing. There's times where it feels so right, and times when it just doesn't. At the moment, it just doesn't. I'm feeling less and less like I need to be here. Too much time spent in this crazy virtual world kind of sucks the joy right out of me.

The idea of 'simplifying' and 'gratitude' seem to be such common themes throughout the blogosphere, but the underlying message that really seems to be coming through to me is 'more is more' and 'want want want!'. Lately I'm finding myself questioning sincerity more than I'd like.

Then I look at my own blog... and start to wonder about the message I'm sending. Do people think I've got everything all worked out just because I upload a bunch of pretty photographs suggesting that maybe I've got my shit together? Are people comparing their worst self to my best self?

But then I realise that you're not silly, are you? You're human too... you know what real life is like.

So why do we keep pretending?

I'm going to take some time away from this space. For the first time since moving back here I can feel myself opening up to the people around me. There's a shift in where I want to focus my energy.

I'm sure there will be times where I'll return briefly when I need to... after all, there will be some very exciting news to share in the near future.

Thank you SO, SO much for being so amazing... for visiting and leaving beautiful comments. I've really enjoyed your company.

I'll see you soon,
Claire xx

21/52 & 22/52

Monday, 3 June 2013

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2013." 

 Eulalie (top): Bubbles and squeals.

 Eulalie (botom): "Hewo Dowdy!" (Goldie girl - still going strong)

Joining in with Jodi's 52 Project. Read all about it here.

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