Hello my lovelies, I've got some news for you.
I've been wrestling with my feelings about my place in the world of blogging for a while now, and I've finally come to a good conclusion. Funnily enough I didn't think my very uninterested boyfriend would be able to give me any sage advice about it, then he dropped this analogy on me....
If you're a jazz musician spending all your spare time writing and playing jazz, but you know that it's never going to sell or support you financially because the masses want x-factor songs and Pitbull, would you quit? Would you give up your integrity and join the corporate machine? Or would you carry on as you are because you love and need that music in your life?
He is a wise boy sometimes. He is just describing his own struggle in life but on this occasion it was actually quite relevant.
He asked me if I wanted to have a career related to my blog. He already knows the answer to that question. Fuck no. I adore my job and it is a job that some would give their right arm for and I would never ever give it up for clothes, I worked very hard for a long time to get to where I am, and I know I can't work on this blog in the same way... wouldn't want to even if I had the time!. I have said no to many opportunities I have been offered which would make me and my blog more recognisable. It's been my choice to keep my real work and my blog persona completely separate and it's been quite tricky on occasions! I've always known this would create a ceiling for where I could go with the blog. I've found blogging more of a chore than a hobby recently and the urge to give it all up has finally won-out. I want my beautiful readers to know that I'm very happy with my decision to quit this second job of mine!
I'm going to go from this ^
To this ^
Blogging has bought me some genuine happiness, mainly via the women I have inspired, through my lovely loyal readers and from messages I get on my posts.... laughing at terrible clothing or lusting after beautiful things. The thing is that despite those nice bits I know I was happier before I had this blog. There was far less turmoil and pressure in my life before I had an internet presence, before I had these two lives!. I want to go back to my internet-free life and focus on things that are important to me and the people I love, so that's what I'm going to do.
My Twitter is no more, my Instagram will be going soon and I will no longer be updating this blog as of next week. I'm keeping my plumpparsnip email address though, so I'll still be contactable that way. Thank you so much for reading this, and trust that I will continue to style it out in the real world on a daily basis. I hope you will too! Xx