For a while, something’s been niggling at the back of my mind. I’ve written posts, only to leave them lingering in draft, something not quite clicking with the words I read back to myself. I’ve been forcing myself to try and find things to talk about, rather than thoughts flowing as easily as they used to. It’s been a long time coming, but now I realise – it’s time to move on from the blog.
I said all I wanted to about Minimalism. I wrote about mental health and it was cathartic to let those words out, to make sense of things on a fresh screen. But now, writing about it brings my mind back to worse times. It’s time to let go.
It’s strange, how time moves on, without us really noticing. Little things, pecking at our attention, but not visible enough to make sense. Change in small stages, in tiny little steps. I wasn’t ready to let go of the identity One Empty Shelf has brought me – but, that need for freedom from the internet, that pull back into the real world – it means that this identity has served it’s purpose. Do I still want to blog? I’m not sure. Maybe, in a few months time, a fresher version of me will feel that it’s time to put thoughts to screen once again. But I’m changing, and looking forward to where that journey takes me, so for now at least, this is the end.
My personal Facebook is on shutdown, an overdue break possibly leading to a fresh start. OES socials will still exist whilst the site does, although I’ll not be updating them. The site lease runs out in Autumn – for now, it’s the plan to let it expire, although you never know. I’ll still be floating around on the internet, although a lot less frequently. My personal Twitter is here, and Instagram will still work, although it’s time for a name change. It’s bittersweet but it feels the right time to move on – onwards into this world.
And finally – from the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking time to read my little words and thoughts. Your support and comments have meant so much to me.