“Woman, Is Curvy CEO Still Alive?!?!”

do-less-with-more-focus "Woman, is Curvy CEO still alive?!?!" This was the opening line of an email I recently received from a friend in the blogosphere. And the answer is yes...and no. Despite the fact that I haven't posted for...well, too many months, Curvy CEO - the woman - is still very much alive. As I shared previously, my family experienced the loss of my grandmother earlier this year. Even though I've lost other relatives, my Grandma was the closest person to me to ever have passed away. And I was not prepared - at all - for how difficult it has been to accept this "new normal." So, in my time of grieving, I've been stepping back and generally doing a lot of reflecting. I have really been evaluating the people, places, and things in my life...and particularly how and with whom I spend my time. To quote Miss Jill Scott, I've been "checking to see where my head has been" and even "lettin' some old ideas go" In thinking about Curvy CEO, in particular, I realized that I was allowing myself to become the President and CEO of #TeamTooMuch. With everything going on, I had to decide what was most important to me personally. And, increasingly, shopping, makeup, and fashion just wasn't making it to the top of the list...nor was searching for just the "right" stock photos, editing clothing boards on Polyvore and ShopStyle, and staying up until the wee hours of the night editing articles that only a handful of individuals would ever read. So, I've decided to call it quits. I'm sacrificing Curvy CEO - the business, the blog - in order to take better care of Curvy CEO, the woman. I will still maintain a social media presence and maybe write a guest blog or host an event here or there. But, for now, my days as a blogger have come to an end. Perhaps I will pick this back up when inspiration finds me once again. Thank you for being here for my journey. Love and blessings to you all!

  • Thrive Lounge

    Glad your taking time to focus on yourself. I took a year off from my first blog before I created my 2nd. Then when on to create a 3rd blog. Where ever the journey takes you just remember that everything happens for a reason. Wishing you much success. – Skye Charlie

  • ManzyPanz

    I am sorry to hear about the end of your blog. I’ve definitely enjoyed it, but its good that you are making self care a priority. The grieving process is hard and I can understand how it realigns your priorities. You’ll find the light again.