If you know the title reference, cool points for you! Hi, friends! I really am back! Early June is the last time I checked in here, and I must say I realize even more now how much I needed this break. As with anything in life, you know that expression "You'll know when the time is right?" That's literally what happened this past Saturday. I woke up and suddenly felt a great burst of energy and inspiration, and I knew it was time to come back.
Many of you follow me on instagram so you've already noticed the subtle shift in perspective and approach - lots of you have actually commented on it. One reader referred to it as "raw" and that hit me deep and made me feel really good. I'm just not going to be a blogger who can come at this from a "business" mindset anymore. This blog is more than that, I'm more than that, and I'm at peace with making my content reflect that.
So, what's happened in the last couple of months you ask? Well, my best friend, Lori, and I took a day trip to Asheville and a weekend trip to Nashville. My mom and I spent a week at Myrtle Beach. I pursued every opportunity to hear some great live music. I perfected my freckle game. I wore jumpsuits. I realized baseball hats are cute. I overused the dog filter on snapchat. And I fell back in love with where I come from, calling Appalachia home, and finding happiness in the simple things.
(the cutest downtown you've ever seen!)
I'm sort of looking at getting back into blogging this time around as Julie Leah 2.0. Some of the same things that you know and love, but definitely a different, more homegrown approach. I want to do more travel posts and showcase some of the things that make where I've grown up so unique and wonderful. I'm also working on a new blog design that will hopefully (fingers crossed!) reflect a freshness and new outlook.
I'm so happy to be back with y'all. I hope you're as happy as I am! Happy Monday, friends!