After some quarantine-induced soul searching, I’ve decided that it’s time to take things in a new direction. One of the many things that 2020 has made me realize, is that I had lost my passion for blogging. For months it felt forced and more like a chore than the fun creative outlet it used to be. I’ve realized that’s because the niche I’ve been restricting myself to no longer fully reflects my life.
I first started blogging when I was pregnant with my second son and in the process of leaving my nearly decade long career in the Army. I didn’t really have a plan for my blog. I just wanted to learn new skills, practice my writing, and get out of my comfort zone.
I wrote mainly about motherhood and home keeping topics because at the time those were the things that my life revolved around. Becoming a stay at home mom, having three babies in 4 years, living in 3 different states, all while dealing with my husband’s deployment and training schedule ( #militarylife) didn’t leave me much time for anything else.
In the last year, life has begun to settle down. My babies are starting to get older and more independent, my husband is out of the army, and life is starting to slow down a bit. I found my writing becoming stale and formulaic. COIVD also threw the blogging world completely on its head, and a lot of the behind the scenes blogging things changed for the worst almost overnight. All of that together made for the perfect storm and I considered shutting things down here for good. But I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
So I’ve changed Simply Laura Leigh to Mountain Peak Homestead. I’m shifting the focus from “making motherhood and homemaking simple” to “adventures in suburban homesteading and preparedness”. I’ll still touch on some of the topics related to motherhood and homemaking but the new focus will be on topics related to how you can live a more self-sufficient and prepared lifestyle even if you live in the middle of the suburbs.
Over the new few weeks, I’ll be slowly switching everything to reflect the new blog direction. Thank you so much for being with me on this ride and I can’t wait to see where the future takes us!