Do any of you read the blog Un-Fancy?
I followed her for a bit, and this girl shook up the blog world when she quit - after just a year! - back in April. I listened to a podcast interview with her a little while after all of this happened, and she said something that stuck with me. When she talked about why she ended things so early, she simply said that not everything is meant to last forever. Some projects are better for a set period of time.
When she said that, I think it hit me somewhere - it's been feeling like about the right time to end this season for the Blue Dishes.
I've been blogging here for three years now - since the summer of 2012, right before I graduated college. I've documented our dating, engagement, and wedding, our move to Charlotte, job changes, and everything in between in this space. And it's not like this has been the biggest blog ever, but it has been so much more fun because of you! I've been grateful for new and old friends that have followed along here, and for how that's let me keep in touch with people that would have been hard to keep in touch with otherwise. This space has let me be reflective, funny, silly, and serious. It's let me track exciting milestones, be creative, and try new things.
Keeping up with a blog has been so much fun, and I have loved it. But for now, it feels like the perfect time to be closing the doors and ending this project. Thank you for following along for the past few years, friends - for your comments, emails, and encouragement. Blogging is truly better because of the community, and I'm grateful for you!
So...that's about it. Closing the doors for now. Don't be a stranger :)