I've been back in California for exactly a month and a week now, which is crazy. Crazy in the sense that it's only been a month and a week - that sounds like nothing! Scratch of the surface. But also crazy in the sense that a heck of a lot has happened in this past month plus a week. First of all, I'm more than halfway done with this last quarter of junior year, and I still don't understand how I got to this point so quickly. School's already at the wrap-up stage, if you can believe it. I still have grand plans for the remaining four weeks, but four. weeks. Four weeks is no weeks.
With the end of my Europe stories will of course come a slight change in this blog. Not as many bottomless posts of gorgeous architecture and sights you've seen in a million and one textbooks + Pinterest. But don't you worry, food pictures will still be a'plenty. I see this blog becoming more writing focused. Being in the frenzy of Europe invigorated my love of photography and visual capture, but I hope that being back home with lots of down time with my own brain will re-invigorate my love of written capture. So, there's that. (In other words, the blog's about to get a whole lot boring.)
I admire you bloggers who have this blog-as-business thing down pat. Or even, this blog-as-some-extra-shoe-purchasing-money thing under control. Because I'm having trouble even balancing this blog-as-only-a-hobby slash blog-as-diary thing with school and hanging out and eating.
So you bloggers who do all that with a child on your hip or a dog leash in your hand or a day job to prioritize, you are my heroes. I simply can't see myself figuring out sponsorships and complicated giveaways and PR and reviews and whatnot at the moment. Especially because in the past few weeks, I've started realizing more and more that I'm dedicating way too much time to blogs when I should be using that time to work on a little something called a GPA. For now, at least. Who's to say in the future?
Anyhoo, there really isn't a point to all this except to determine for myself the direction that this blog is heading towards. For now, I don't see compensation, or any kind of monetary gain, or sponsored posts. I don't see personal branding or too much social media. I see taking a step back from the business side of blogging, and a step forward on the content part of blogging. I see rambling. I see thoughts. Lots of thoughts. I see adventures. I see writing. Too much writing, perhaps. Reflection, recaps, plans. So, there's that.