UPDATE (June 2020)
I’ve decided to revive my blog to make some of my important and helpful posts public again. Since making all of my posts private in 2019, I’ve often had conversations with friends and family members where I’ve thought, hmmm I wrote about this on my blog once, it would be helpful to be able to share.
That said, I will only be posting new content if I feel like I have something important to say. Part of the reason I burn out on blogging so often is that I feel pressured to constantly come up with new content, whether it’s meaningful or not.
In addition, I will be rebranding. So many of my readers from when I started this blog in 2009 know me as Rosey Rebecca, so much so that people that don’t know me in real life think my name is Rosey. While I won’t be changing my blog name, I am removing any talk of being a healthy-living blogger, as my views on diet culture and what it means to be “healthy” have changed drastically over the years. Maybe I’ll even talk about how those views have changed and what I’ve learned along the way.
I’d also like to use this space to share resources. I post a lot on Instagram but having one place where I can thoughtfully compile information that might be useful to people is important to me.
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, I sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. If I can muster the motivation I might even write about what I’ve learned about myself having recently (over the past two years) been diagnosed with OCD and ADHD. Receiving these diagnoses as well as getting back on anti-depressants has been literally life changing for me. Lots of things about my personality and the way I’ve navigated through life suddenly make a lot more sense. As I said, I’d like to talk about all of these things so please bear with me as I figure out how much I can and cannot handle managing this blog going forward.
It has become my pattern to revive my blog every year and each time I do I feel a sense of excitement and passion that I don’t feel with anything else that I’ve ever done professionally. However, my mental illnesses eventually take over. I feel burned out, like none of this matters, that I’m not helping anyone, and who am I to even try to get my voice out there? So I stop. But something always brings me back. I need to explore this more in therapy and find real, concrete ways to cope. I know I’m not alone in feeling this way which is why I feel like it’s important for me to keep writing, keep blogging, keep sharing. I just need to figure out how.
That’s all I have to say for now. As always, thank you for reading!
ORIGINAL POST (Sept 2019): THE END
After writing this blog on and off since May 2009, I think it’s finally time to say goodbye. I’ve made all of my posts private.
I’m still on social media. Follow me on IG.
Thanks for reading and see ya around! <3