Photos come easier, even when they don’t come that easily, they are easier than words. In fact, I haven’t written anything for a really long time. For this, there are all sorts of reasons, but the outcome has been that I’ve just had nothing I felt was worth saying.
I’ve just about managed captions on Instagram and I’ve published the odd post here to pay the bills, but the pressure to write some wonderfully wisdom-full words became too much. I was putting a burden on myself to keep building my business and my brand, when in reality I had more important thing to focus on. So in the end I completely let myself off the hook – I pushed it aside and got on with doing the things I could manage to do in order to stay afloat.
I’ve had a few messages in this time, from people who had read posts I’d written a year or two ago and who’d found them really useful. I told one of these people I felt bad that I hadn’t written anything new for so long, and she replied what I hadn’t written didn’t matter, it’s what I had written that was important. That was rather lovely of her and gave me a real boost of confidence.
The reason I started this blog was to have a space all of my own, that Instagram and Facebook couldn’t infiltrate. Where I couldn’t be nagged to watch someone’s live video or to pay to promote my post. I loved having somewhere to share more images, and expand on those memories which didn’t feel too safe in Instagram’s hands. It’s always been about the photography. I never planned to be a writer, or a YouTuber, or a snap chatter, and yet these days to be an Instagrammer seems to involve being all of these things.
And so here I am, beginning again. Not writing, no not writing anything at all 😉 I’m just sharing some photos, the happy ones, the ones that I want to remember. The ones that show my journey so far through this year. I’ll make no promises as to what will come next – we’ll all have to wait and see 🙂 xx
A cold and misty day at Castle Ashby – April 2018
A journey to Lisse to find tulips and inspiration – April 2018
A magical evening in the bluebell woods – May 2018
A family holiday in Norfolk – May 2018
Golden hour in a meadow of daisies – June 2018
A weekend with shepherds huts and chickens – June 2018