I don’t like saying goodbye.
Endings are sad. I have had a lot of endings this summer it seems.
But just like the year turns, endings make room for new beginnings.
Why am I so morose?
I am going to be saying goodbye to this blog.
Since hearing the news about Kate Middleton’s new pregnancy, I’ve thought a lot about blogging and asked myself lots of questions:
Why am I saying nothing about her HG pregnancy? Why am I not blogging about this? Why am I not blogging about anything?
It comes to this: Every time I log into this blog, I see that green HG monster. Every time I read the title, I remember that I can’t have more children without risking my life. I remember smells, hospitals, IV sticks, and the unending misery of Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
The bottom line is, I’m not pregnant anymore. I never will be again. This was a pregnancy blog, and it’s time to say goodbye.
That’s not to say that I will be taking this blog down. I won’t. I believe in my heart that this blog is a valuable resource for sick women and their family members. I know that women with HG need to understand that they are not alone. So I will keep the blog up.
You may see things simplify a bit as time passes. The custom URL will go back to the WordPress basic URL and the overall look will likely become simpler, but the information will remain the same.
This doesn’t mean I won’t be writing anymore. No sirree! Free from the baggage of HG, I’m starting a new blog where I plan to write about… whatever I want! Cooking, gardening, raising my girls…
That site is still in the early birthing stages, but you can find it here:
I’m so grateful for the support that you, my readers gave to me. You stuck with me through some dark times, and I am so grateful. I could not have survived the HG pregnancy without that support. Each comment from you all meant so much and lifted me up when I needed it the most. For that I am forever grateful.
Over the next week, you will notice things begin to shift on this page as I begin shutting it down. I’ve already updated twitter! I hope you will join me at my new project as I begin anew.
So this isn’t really a goodbye. It’s more of a see you later.
And I truly hope that I will.
Thank you all.