The End of The Newlywed Notebook
Written by Lindsay Ropella
Yes, you read that right.
Unfortunately, I have made the heart-wrenching decision to stop blogging here at TNN.
Let me tell you this has certainly not been an easy decision by any stretch of the imagination. As I’ve said over and over again I LOVE blogging. I’ve learned so many life skills by blogging in everything from all that it takes to have and run your own business, to financial and social skills, to even some advanced technological skills. I’ve made so many amazing friends through blogging too, and for all of those things I will be forever grateful.
I’ve really been thinking hard about this for the past few weeks, but if I’m really honest with myself I’ve probably been toying around with the idea for much longer than that. I’ve been a “blogger” for over 3 years now…it’s what I know how to do and a big part of who I am. But I need to do what’s right at this point for me and for my family. I need to actually spend time with my husband again. I need to focus more on my health, especially as we gear up for my big surgery in a few weeks. I need to look forward to the weekends and spend them being lazy with my husband or doing things we love like working on the house, instead of feverishly trying to burn through all the list of things I either have to do for my blog or things I’ve been neglecting because of it.
I certainly don’t want to say that this is the end of my relationship with blogging for forever, but I know that either way The Newlywed Notebook will be done.
Gosh it’s even so hard for me to type that…but it’s time.
For the past six months or so I really haven’t felt very creative in this space, and lately I feel like it’s boxing me in by everything having to be “newlywed” related more than it’s allowing my creative juices to flow. I’ve so enjoyed TNN, but it’s time to move on. I’ve actually always had big ideas for a family blog where I could just write about whatever the heck I wanted to and would use it as more of an online journal rather than a cohesive blog (if there even is such a thing). I even have a name picked out for it (and no, I’m not sharing it right now ;) ). So who knows, maybe The Newlywed Notebook will turn into that down the road and you will see me again. But for right now, I just need some time for me.
So I guess it’s time for me to stop writing my final post and bid you all farewell…
But I’m not quite ready to do that so give me two more minutes. ;)
I also just want to say that there are so many of you out there that I don’t just consider readers, but friends. So for those of you who are still interested in keeping tabs on me, especially with all the fertility stuff, know that I will be posting LOTS of stuff on my social media channels, so PLEASE stay connected with me over on Instagram and Facebook – those are the two I use the most. I will make sure to periodically post life updates, DIY projects, and impromptu trips and photos there.
And for those of you who may be wondering, this actual blog won’t be going anywhere. I won’t be shutting it down completely, but no new posts will be published. So if there’s a certain post on here that you’ve really enjoyed or a recipe you use (my Chipotle Taco Layered Casserole is a big hit) don’t worry, they won’t be going anywhere. You will still be able to access all the content on The Newlywed Notebook.
So I guess this is it friends. Don’t mind me as I just cry all over my keyboard. Thank you all SO much for the great ride these past three years, and thank you for your support and your friendship. I love you all so much, stay in touch!