Let me just come out and say it....
I will be taking a step back from blogging.
How long? I have no idea. It may be temporary, or it may an indefinite break. I really have no idea at this time. Right now, all I really have to say is I'm 'over it all.'
I've been lucky enough to not really be affected by the drama that sometimes can come with blogging...until today. Today, I learned that people are rude for no reason (intentional or not) no matter how nice or supportive people are to them. Just because people don't exercise the same way as you doesn't make them lazy asses...#justsaying. There is such a thing as being motivational vs. rude. I do what works for me, end of story. For me personally, I work my ass off just to get through day by day and keeping it all straight. I don't judge others, and I appreciate the same courtesy in return. We all do things differently, and it's in the 'judger's' best interest to remember that fact. End rant.
I've made some fantastic friends blogging; friends that don't judge, and that congratulate and motivate in the right sense. They understand that we're all different, and the way one person does something is not necessarily how another person would approach it. To all of you: I'll still be reading all of your awesome blogs when I get the chance, but, I won't be updating mine.
My step back from blogging stems from more than just rude posts and/or comments. In all honesty, I don't have enough time to devote to it right now. I want to spend that extra time with my family, with my business, and just enjoying life.
If you want to stay in touch, you can follow me on Twitter @smaurer18, on instagram @darsar18, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm always up for a good ol' email or tweet. :-)
Take it easy, peeps.