Hello everyone. It’s a different kind of post from me today and I have to say it will be my last one here on this blog at least. It’s been a whirlwind few days so bear with me whilst I explain.
Let’s start with last weekend. I attended the Show Me the Money Bloggers Conference here in the UK and this blog won the Best Debt Blog award which I am over the moon about!
After all the excitement died down, I got to thinking about what I’ve achieved over the last few years and I have realised that although writing this blog has been an incredible journey and experience, I’m rather exhausted.
For the last three years, I’ve been getting myself and my family out of debt and into a better place financially through sheer hard work and effort. I’ve worked an incredible amount of hours on this blog alone, probably the equivalent of a full time job, whilst working really hard on my freelancing business too.
When I have had a few days holiday, I’ve had to deliver double the workload to keep the momentum going before I felt able to take time off. I haven’t had the chance to play with my daughter much in the school holidays or even in the evenings, I’ve just been trying to juggle everything and I’ve been missing out on what actually matters in my life.
Even though I’ve been working from home, my mind has been focused on debt stuff, making money, achieving more and being the best that I can be. And I’m a bit drained!
So, over the last few days, I’ve had a think about my life and what I want from it. With regard to this blog, the truth is that I’ve achieved what I wanted to do in the beginning, which was to become debt free!
And now, I’d like to do something a bit different and maybe take some time for myself for a while. I still want to freelance and blog but I am going to take a short break while I recharge my batteries. Then I’m going to embark on a new chapter in my life.
I have decided that it’s time for me to move on from this blog now, so I am passing it over to a new writer, Jennie, who will carry the torch from now on. Jennie is passionate about debt and money matters and I’m sure will have some great content in store for you.
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a reader. I hope that my posts have made a difference to you and have helped you in some way by showing you that you too can get out of debt and turn your finances around, if you really want to.
For those of you that have blogs, I will be reading them and commenting as myself in the future. I wish you all the very best in whatever you’re doing now and in the future. I will miss all your comments and emails!
Financially Savvy Saturdays will still be carrying on over at Mel’s blog at Broke Girl Rich, so if you’re a regular contributor to this, don’t worry it won’t be disappearing.
I think that’s it! It’s been a journey alright. Thank you once again dear readers and good luck.