This post has been a long time in the making.
It’s been quite a busy summer for us: lots of traveling, exploring new hobbies, and of course, doing projects. I’ve been thinking a lot about Creating Krista and the direction that it has been moving in, and I’ve come to a difficult decision. I’ll be pressing an even bigger pause button on the blog.
This year, I’ve gone through a lot of changes and outlined them countless times (here, here, and here – just to name a few). I’ve noticed that my priorities have shifted, and I’ve relished spending my Sundays relaxing, hitting the driving range (!), or enjoying the company of family and friends, rather than dedicating hours of each day to a blog post. I’ve also decided to shake off the “comparison demons”, as I call them, and let go of the fact that my pictures may not be as pretty and my outfits not as stylish as other bloggers out there. Creating Krista was never about being the most picture perfect, but it’s been really hard for me to loosen up the pressure to keep posting, keep updating, and keep improving. I recognize that some of the content has dropped off this year, but I want you all to know that it’s always been my intention to keep this blog alive as a reflection of myself, my family, and my genuine love for creating.
I will keep Creating Krista online for now, and I plan to pop in every now and then with updates on big projects like our (almost done!) bathroom renovation and a few new things up our sleeves. But instead of stressing out on a Saturday about spray painting my planters or running around before a big party taking pictures, I’ll be soaking in the sun and sipping on seltzer. Life is good, and I’d like to keep it that way for a while.
I’m definitely going to be keeping the social media game alive (it’s my life, after all!) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – all @creatingkrista. I’ve also developed an affinity for Snapchat and will most likely continue to post behind the scenes @kristaknj.
I’ll miss your weekly love, Creating Krista readers, and I thank you for all of your support and love along the way. Until next time!