the time has come

The time has come to finally call it, my blog has run it’s course. For the past two years I have sat at the computer and struggled over what to write, how much to share, what to post… I’m a different person than I was when I started this blog. Every time I go to publish a post with my deeper thoughts I get nervous. Nervous that someone will be offended, someone will be annoyed but mostly nervous that I’m putting so much of myself out there. I would often go back and forth between “screw it, I don’t care what anyone thinks” to “I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings”. Eventually I would just not post (as you probably noticed) and then I would end up feeling guilty for not posting. I tried just sharing photos but I do that elsewhere so it seemed really repetitive.

I’ve been really lucky with this blog. I think about it and have almost all positive experiences. Very good friends were made through this site. Opportunities and new things, working through thoughts, having the stories I might have otherwise forgotten, getting to know myself and others better…all great things. Unfortunately there have been bad things too. Rude comments, accidentally offending someone, and crazy people blatantly copying my pictures and words…not so great.

Not writing on this site recently has allowed me to write more in other ways which I am loving. I started a journal back in August and write every day in it. I also have been writing longer emails to friends and recently became old school pen pals with a friend. These are things that I am really enjoying. More personal, more me…just less in a public forum. And this is what I need right now.

I still plan on sharing my photos on Flickr. I’m pretty active on Instagram and often times share little thoughts there. If we’re not friends in real life but you’ve been following my blog, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s be friends on Facebook or drop me an email with your blog address.

And so my friends, I sign off but not without saying how much I appreciate you all. I especially am thankful that during a really rough time in my life, you were all so thoughtful. Thinking about 2010 and how terrible it was, I always think of my friends and the kindness of people…some I’ve never even met. You all were a part of what got me through in one piece. This blog and site have served me well. As it limps across the finish line, I know the time is right to end. Farewell, Easily Distracted.

Easily Distracted, 2004 – 2013.

Author: kimberly on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 9:25 pm
12 responses to “the time has come”
  1. Sondra says:

    It’s strange to think that words typed onto a screen can change a life, but the truth is, your words did just that for me. Well, actually, I think it was a photo of your CDs that first elicited a comment from me, wayyyyy back when… and oh, what a journey we’ve had, friend! I’m so glad that you did put yourself “out there” and that we were able to meet. First virtually, then in person, then REALLY in person, as you all provided me the shelter, rest and spring board into the future I so desperately needed. I will never, ever (nerrrrverrrrrr) forget that. I am sad to see you leave this space, but also I’m happy for you, because I know it means great things for you (many of which you’ve already mentioned). Thank you for all you have shared over all these many years; I have so enjoyed your words, photos, thoughts, and friendship. I’m glad that all of those things will remain, even if this space does not. Love you!

  2. Josh says:

    I am so very proud of you not only for beginning this enterprise, but also for knowing when to end it. Your development as a writer over time has been clearly evident. I remember your humble beginnings just keeping this as a journal, and then transitioning to a more thought provoking format, and finally to the photo blog that it became. I’m truly proud of your accomplishments and your refusal to just settle and allow this blog to fall into oblivion. I look forward to helping you in all of your future online (and real life) endeavors in any way I am able.

    Love Always

  3. Tori says:

    I’ve been reading your blog since… 2006? But all good things must come to an end. I’m hoping for all the best for the Knights!

  4. katie says:

    when I was reading your letter yesterday I sort of figured this was coming. it just felt like your heart was moving you this way pretty clearly. I bet you’ll feel a big weight off your shoulders now that you’ve let this go. of course I’ll miss it but I think other ways of keeping in touch might be even better. :)

  5. Courtney says:

    Best of luck to you – I stumbled across your blog several years ago and have always enjoyed your writing and pictures!

  6. Hanna says:

    I will try and remember to check your photos on Flickr! If you ever start blogging again I will be here :)

  7. Brooke says:

    Hi Kimberly,

    I still check in now and then and was sad to see your blog come to an end. I enjoyed your stories and looking at your pictures. Loved that you kept it real on here…sharing the good and the bad.

  8. Bri says:

    Sorry to see you go! I’ve really enjoyed your blog!

  9. Sarah says:

    I have enjoyed reading! Hoping to stay in touch also even though we don’t talk often! Take care easily distracted:)

  10. Michelle says:

    I will miss your blog as I have enjoyed reading it, but understand it’s time for a change!

  11. carmel says:

    I’m sorry to see you go, but I hope we can keep in touch on FB! It has been an honor to be a part of your life through your blog. I wish you guys all the best and please do let me know if you’re ever in St Louis; we’d love to meet you and show you around!

  12. Allison says:

    Awe, I’m sorry to read this!!!!! I wish you had gone the “screw it” route & just written for yourself, but that’s much easier said than done, right? I wish you the best, but I’ll miss reading your posts & looking at your beautiful photography!

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