The BIG reveal – Why I stopped blogging

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Thank you for being patient with me while I tried to wrap my brain around what was actually happening in my head. I appreciate every single one of you whose stopped to ask me what’s happening with the blog. Y’all can really make a girl feel special.

My last blog post was so far ago that I had to go and look what it was to remember it. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say, it’s that I didn’t think anything I had to say would be of relevance or interest. I promise this is not me soliciting for pity or any other form of sorry feelings. I hope I’m making sense so far.

I got stuck because I thought that my blog was supposed to take a certain route to stay “relevant” and interesting. I seemed to have forgotten that I called this spot “Journey with Deenah”. This past weekend my husband asked me if the journey has stopped and I said “I’d write about that”. He’s beeeen asking me about blogging and my response almost every time was “I’m going to write about that”. Which I clearly never did up until now.

I felt like in order for my blog to get going, I needed to pick a niche. I believed in my very self-aware brain that it was the only way I would be able to function as a blogger when in fact, it’s actually cut off the creativity that I kinda had going. The other problem I have in general is consistency. I suck so much at keeping something going, it’s embarrassingly painful to my insides. That’s aside from the crazy busy life of an adult. I know that I am not alone though, since I know quite a few bloggers who are pulling in corporate hours to keep the lights on.

Soooo, let’s catch up…

While I was not creating any content on this platform, I was working really hard to pass Financial Accounting and Auditing the first time around. I’ve got one exam down and one to go. I’ve sort of invested most of my free time to preparing for tests and exams, so I had a great excuse to block the creativity out for as long as I have. That and the fact that we had quite a bit happening on the church front. The next half of the year might be more chaotic, since I will have 4 lectures per week. That is why I better get a grip on this before it’s too late.

Then in the middle of all of it, I got to go on a 2-day bush vaycay with the female staff in my office. Waking up to the most beautiful sunrises, being able to gaze up at the most beautiful stars I have ever seen in my life, seeing animals come all the way to the front door for food and just the natural peace and quiet that comes with being in the bush. Although I had to check my work email every now and then to make sure I wasn’t missing anything important, it felt like the best break away I’ve had in a while. The house we stayed in has a fire place right in the middle of the living space, so we vegetated there as long as we possibly could. Our hosts made sure we were most comfortable and well acquainted, taking us on walks and rides to see how many animals we could spot in the estate. There is nothing that I would choose over that tranquility.

The husband and I planned a getaway this coming weekend to go and see Lecrae perform live in JHB. Only to receive a disappointing text past Saturday morning that the concert has been postponed. You can imagine how bummed we both are, provided that you understand how much we were looking forward to this concert. This was meant to be hubby’s 30th birthday gift. Now I haven’t a clue how I’m going to match that. Ideas are most welcome. We’re still going though, because we have family to visit and flights are expensive and we are not in the business of flushing money down the loo. So anyone reading this and living in JHB: We’re looking for fun things to do please?

Now that we’re all caught up, the big reveal is that I will be working on posting more consistently. Whether it’s about my natural hair journey, or my love for fashion and make-up or just about stuff that’s happening in my head and in my daily life. I’m choosing not to label myself as a specific type blogger, because clearly that doesn’t work for me.

I hope you stay on this journey with me and drop some comments to keep a girl going. I’m a sucker for engagement.


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