Hello friends!

What in the world happened to this blog? I move to a different state and all of a sudden this takes a back seat and I don’t even think about it anymore. Well then…

I have no excuses for this except that 2016 is going to look a little different in terms of alwaysampersand. I didn’t really enjoy feeling the pressure to post Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday because honestly, sometimes there wasn’t a lot going on. It’s hard to force myself to come up with content on my blog. Another issue I’ve been wrestling with was along the lines of “blog etiquette”. My head is FILLED with so many opinions and things I want to throw out onto the internet, but I don’t want my blog to be this huge “poor Jen, corrupt world” pity party. That’s not what I’m about. I’m also not too much of a “everyday what am I wearing, oh look at those cute shoes, I baked this dish myself, I love pinterest” girl either.

So where do we go from here?

Well, we remove the box. We remove the “you have to post about Pinterest on Thursdays and you should posts about your weekend on Sundays and what about that list on Fridays?” That’s not me. So, as I enjoy my holidays, my vacation to Vegas, my new nanny jobs, and my new house, alwaysampersand will be a little bit of a “back burner” item in my life.

I’m not sure I will NOT post the rest of the year, because let’s be honest, I like to talk. It’s just not going to be structured to be this “HAVE TO”, which I should have never done to myself. Forcing myself to blog took away from all of the desire to have alwaysampersand.

I want to hit 2016 HARD. I have ONE semester left in school, I only work THREE days a week, I have a REALLY awesome schedule coming up for me. I just need to get there. I want to make 2016 the year that alwaysampersand really grows, thrives, and becomes a part of your lives. I want less shotty work quality and more real solid blog quality. I just have to get there.

So, say goodbye.
Goodbye always, Saturdays and Sundays
Goodbye always, Pinterest Thursdays
Goodbye always, Friday Five.
All of my previous blog posts will be restructured under the hashtag
“alwaysthepast”, because there’s some quality posts that need to be revisited every once in a blue moon (maybe like our fake breakup letter. amazing. you’re all still mad at me for that, I can tell)

Out with the old, in with the new. I can’t wait to see where 2016 takes alwaysampersand. Until next time…

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