A “farewell for the foreseeable future!” message
All good things must come to an end
I realised something while I was listening to a business audio the other day. It’s time for me to let go of this blog (and my introvert newsletter). So this post is my “farewell for the foreseeable” message to y’all, and a deep message of heartfelt gratitude for everyone who’s read, commented, and made the blog more awesome.
To be honest, the decision feels like a natural extension of the coming changes I talked about back in June. It’s simply another step towards tightening my focus on the copywriting part of my business, and letting go of everything else business-related. That then clears space for more of the balancing, replenishing, not-business-things I crave in my life too.
(It also, apparently, frees up space for more money and more awesome copywriting / book editing clients to come in. Because since I made the decision to change my focus? My total nett profit in the 3 months from June until now is higher than it was for the entire SEVENTEEN MONTHS from January 2014 to May of this year. Thank you, Universe: more please!)
Apparently, letting go doesn’t happen all at once for me
Remember back in April, when I discussed how I don’t get that “hell, yes” feeling that so many heart-based folk talk about using for decision-making?
I mentioned that my own inner knowing, when it speaks, tends to be quieter – and it rarely arrives fully formed as a cosmic download. Often, it needs time – weeks or even months – to incubate before I realise one day… hey, the moment’s right: I need to do X now. And I realise at the same time that I’ve known whatever-it-was for a while… it was just sitting there, waiting for me to acknowledge it.
I think letting go needs the same kind of incubation period for me. And just as I tend to take baby steps to build things (and cross chasms in multiple short steps), I apparently let go in stages as well.
NOTE: the blog, website and Facebook group will stay live
So. The next step of letting go for me means actively choosing to stop writing this blog and newsletter. Because I let go in stages, both the blog and website as a whole, will stay live (hey, there’s some damn good information in here). I just won’t be publishing new content.
PLUS: I’ll still be maintaining my free Conscious Introvert Awesomeness Facebook group. I post about introvert-y topics there multiple times a week, so if you’d like to stay in touch with me, that’s an ideal way to do it.
Otherwise, if you want non-Facebook introvert websites and blogs, why not head over to my Introvert Resources page.
Thank you so much for being an Awesome Introvert Musings reader
I’ve really loved writing these posts for you; and I hope they’ve brought some genuine value to your life. I have no idea whether this is the end of the letting go; or whether, at some point, I’ll end up shutting down the site too. Who knows – maybe I’ll even circle back to it with new passion and focus in the same way I’ve found myself circling back to copywriting recently?
Either way, I’m immensely grateful that you’ve been part of the journey with me. Thank you, from the depths of my soul.
Blessings and best wishes