Honey, I´m home

Hello 2017! You won´t  believe how happy I am to see you. I have rarely needed a new start as badly as now. The last half year was really unpleasant for me and definitely not worth repeating. First I spent two months with depression in bed and then when I was just getting my life back on track, I´ve got the flu and had to go back to bed for a month – only this time with fever. The cancer diagnosis for one of my family members and the fear during the subsequent surgery and radiotherapy were particularly horrible. Dear 2017,  2016 really f***** this up so please this year no cancer in the family, okay? Oh, and not to forget when my computer died without warning and I did not have a backup and almost lost the work of two years. These were definitely a couple of exciting weeks, which I would not like to repeat. I see we understand each other and as long as you can learn from the mistakes 2016 made, we will surely be good friends.

Hello Nur noch Readers! I wish you a happy New Year and my friends in Great Britain a beautiful Sherlock Day (how I envy you). Sorry I disappeared for so long without a word. Normally, I announce blogbreaks but this one was a complete surprise for me too and then I did not know how to write again, when I was feeling so down. One of the golden rules of blogging is that you don´t burden your readers with your problems. Not that I do not trust you to be understanding and emphatic, but I personally also would not want to read about cancer when I’m on the Internet looking for a craft tip or a recipe. Well, to hell with the rules! It took me a while to work up the courage but I’d rather be honest and say goodbye to the happy-go-lucky image that you have as a DIY blogger when the alternative is that I stop blogging altogether.

On the one hand, I love the colorful and warm world of DIY blogs with their beautiful photos, loving gestures and open-minded people, and on the other hand, I could sometimes scream because this world seems so fake and posed. By the way, this includes my own blog. The reality is that only a certain kind of posts are reprinted in magazines and only bloggers get book deals, who fit the positive concept of publishing houses. I have tried to fit in for a long time, but never really felt that I succeeded. I have no idea what comes next for me or my blog but that´s okay.  I am relieved that I finally wrote again and that`s enough for now.

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  1. Kamille

    3 January

    Amen to blog post honesty! Sorry to hear about your depression. I’ve been there. I am there. I know how hard it can be.

    • Ronja Lotte

      3 January

      Amen indeed! Im a sorry for you, too. This wasn´t my first depression and it won´t be my last but it get´s better – some day- so hang in there und keep on going! I wish you all the best and hope that you feel better soon! Take care, Ronja Lotte