Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Leave You With This...

This newlywed is saying goodbye.

As you all well know, I've been a bit like splattered raindrops lately. It's trickey, really, but this belle and her beau are going through some major life changes. Even though I'm an undomesticated newlywed and will likely never be a MckMama, I do have other tricks up my sleeve. Writing has always been my #1 passion, although I thoroughly love all things fluffy, fashionable and famous, I am not fully satisfied sassified and that makes Jane Anna a very dull girl.

Starting this blog was one of the best misadventures of a newlywed and I don't regret even one post. Being Brazen, I'll just tell you that this chapter of my life is over. Of course while this decision is indefinitely definite, I'm pretty sure it's what I need to do to pursue my dreams. While it seems I'll always be learning to be a wife and it's pretty obvious I'll never be a sassy engineer, which means I do need to open the doors that are knocking, so this prep-e girl is out of here.

Despite your good guesses, I'm not off to be a chic runner, a pink chick or a monogram chick and while the choice I've made is not a housewife's journey to forever or a charge to be thou a knight, it is does cause me to say that I must let go laughing as there are some really great things on the horizon. Of course, I could choose to become a cocaine princess or a preppy princess and really be classy and fabulous, but just ask wifey, I don't think I fit the bill ;0)

This journey I've taken going from Miss to Mrs has been a bit like running in stilettos and at times I thought it may lead me to be a Vodka-puppy mom, but instead my blog sometimes reads like I'm in the sweet tea diaries of a misplaced northerner {someone should grab that title!} floating on in the adventures of Jon and Steph, except we're Dan and Anna, we're as different as a Hokie and a Wahoo and well, let's face it... just make mine a mojito.

As the saying goes... First comes love, then comes marriage and whelp! marriage has come. It's time for me to pull up my boot straps and get serious with my writing if I ever want a future in it. You see, I've been miss caught up with miss e's misadventures, Courtney and the boys and Jenny.Lee! These amazing blogs will be tremendously missed and the footprints they've left on my heart, not easily wiped away, for I will always ...love Maegan, adore blue eyed bride, and miss saskia's spot. Seriously! Withdraw may cause me to see polka dots and paisleys!!

But don't be too dismayed, you'll still be able to follow my Tales from the country Salti roads Peaks -- You can read my writing HERE and still get your fix. As sad as this is for me, all good things must come to an end, true? This is the reality of happily ever after, isn't it?

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I hope you enjoyed that... it's been stirring in me a few days.

While blogging truly has been one of the greatest adventures of my life, it's time for me to buckle down and really write like I know I'm supposed to. Some of you may be wondering why I can't do both... Ever heard of "Jack of all trades, Master of none?" -- When I visit blog land I get so consumed with all of said above blogs; reading, commenting, responding, etc... by the time I'm finished, I find the passion I had to write fades for one reason or another. It's time to focus.

Like I said, I'll be writing here if you care to stop in from time to time... This is a place where I can write without worrying about followers, comments or criticism; I can focus solely on practicing my writing. With this, I've decided not to write my first book using modern day technology. I have pen and paper in hand and have been 'kickin' it old school'. I find the words flow more freely and I'm not able to edit what I originally felt.

I wish nothing but the best for each of you who've inspired me with your stories, touched me with your encouragement and uplifted my spirit with your wisdom, insight and sensitivities. I will likely be a "blog stalker" {I forget what that's officially called} when I need a good laugh or cry.

So much love to each of you my dear friends...

52 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

You have to do what is best for you but you will truly be missed. Good luck in your future adventures.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

You will be desperately missed... many good wishes on whatever life brings your way!

Cole said...

I'm sorry to see you go, but so happy that you're getting to focus more on writing your book.

I wish you all the luck and success in the world!

Being Brazen said...

awww, well i hope your new chapter is fabulous.

I will be sure to check out your other page.

*big hugs*

Shannon said...

Aww, we'll miss you!

Caitlin @ A Galway Girl (in Chicago) said...

You will be missed. Good Luck on all your future adventures! xoxo

Erin said...

Oh Anna...so much love to you too! I will certainly miss reading all of the beyond insightful words you have to say. I wish you ALL the best in your journey!

xoxox, Erin

Courtney and the Boys said...

Well, poop. You will most certainly be missed, but I'm proud of you for pursuing what means the most to you. I look forward to reading what you write and wish you the absolute BEST in all you do! God bless you, Anna!

Much Love,
Courtney

Allyson said...

I commend you for doing what's best for you. There's not too many people out there that would have the courage to do this. You go girl! I wish you the best of luck in your next adventure! We'll miss you!!

PS: I have your new diggs already bookmarked. :)

4evernite said...

Awww, I'll miss you. I've only known you for a short while but felt it in a big way. Thank you for reading and commenting on some of my posts. Your words were most appreciated. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and will most definitely check out your other site.
Oh, and thanks for the blog mention above. :-)

Elizabeth said...

I'm sad to see you go, but I completely understand. Good luck with everything!

Running In Stilettos said...

Sugar Foot, as my mom would say! What am I going to do without your advice? Well, at least I will always have a bit of your blog with me in those awesome pics that shall be hanging in my guest room soon!

Best wishes..be sure to let us know when we can get your first novel! All this blog love and you will be on the NYT Best Seller List in no time!!!!

Jennifer said...

Good luck! I hope to read some publications by you soon!

Shaina said...

You will be missed!

Ms. Salti said...

I'm gonna miss you sooooo much. Good luck with your writing. I'll be keeping tabs!

therealbecks said...

omg i will totally miss you! stay in touch!

preppyinnewengland said...

Good luck with your dream and exciting new journey! Be sure to let us all know when the book comes out! Best to you!

B.E.A said...

So sad! But I completely understand that you need to do what's best for you. Good luck on your writing adventure!

Sara said...

Yours was one of the first blogs I felt I could relate to and so I'm sad to see you go. But, very happy for you that you've made a decision to do what's best for you. I hope you let us all know when we can read your words again as I know you'll be missed. Good Luck and God speed.

Sass said...

I get it, my friend.

I so...completely...totally get it.

I hope you handle it better than I did. ;)

Big hugs and much, much, much love to you.

Lindsey said...

BEST. POST. EVER.

You will
be missed!!!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

You will be missed!

Good luck on your future endeavors!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

this is seriously the best post ever! so creative and fun and a great way to send your readers off to some of your favorite blogs as you say goodbye. thanks for the shout out as well.

you will be missed but i wish you all the luck on your new goals and endeavors!

Cookie Crums said...

Good luck with your writing!!! Nothing like doing what you need to do for yourself. Best wishes! :)

Mojito Maven said...

Ok I teared up while reading this and feel honored that I was even lucky enough to be mentioned.

You will be missed but I am so happy for you that you are pursuing your dreams and passions.

I will definitely be checking out your other site!!!

Please promise to stop in every once in a while just to say hi!!

HUGS

MM

Prep-E Girl said...

:(

I will miss you, my friend! Come visit me in anytime you're in Delaware!

-E

Megan said...

Awwww, you will totally be missed around here!! But you've got to do what you've got to do and I only wish you the best!!

(Bookmarking your new place, now!)

Katie said...

Oh goodness I am so sad to see you go, but I am so very very happy at the oportunity for you to persue your dreams! You have been blessed with an amazing talent for writing, and I am so happy to see where life takes you!

I will most definitely be checking out your other site. Best wishes!!!

-Katie

LyndsAU said...

This makes me super sad but i know you are going on to do GREAT things with your writing my friend! You are truly so talented and i will be checking out the other site :) hugs and love my friend! i will miss u much! email often!

Griswold Fun said...

I will miss your blog but best of luck with the new writing endeavors!

Krystyn said...

Good luck to you. You will surely be missed.

The Preppy Princess said...

Oh no! But the flip side of that is the "Oh yes! Cool, she can dedicate more time and energy to working on the book." You know I support you in whatever you do, all that matters is your happiness and peace, ultimately nothing else is as vital and critical.

So we'll still stalk you over on Twitter, and look for updates at Miss Salti Peaks and at Helium.

Good for you, we are sending you lots of smiles and many hugs. You need to let us know if there is *anything* we can do to help in the future, promise?

tp

Chic Runner said...

Ah this is so sad and so smart! I will for sure be checking in on you via email :)

Thanks for the mention and I've loved getting to 'know' you and am excited for you to follow your passion and dreams!

xoxo

Lis said...

Oh hun, I am so sad!! I do hope that you can maybe come to our blogger meet up! And if you are ever, ever in my neck of the woods we can meet for wine or a cupcake, or both!

I totally understand that sometimes we all have to follow other passions, but I am definitely going to miss reading your blog!!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

You'll be missed!! Big time. But good luck doing what you are meant to do - you'll be great!! xoxo

SassyEngineer said...

Seriously - that was so well said, and I will miss you terribly! I completely understand though, and I'm excited for you and this new chapter. I definitely plan to still check in at the new site. Stop by and say "hi" sometimes!

The Pink Chick said...

You are such a precious person, and you will be missed terribly in the blogging world! I wish you all the luck in your new endeavors! I know you will be great! You are in my thoughts and prayers as you begin this new and wonderful journey!!!

Blog Stalker said...

Good luck in all your pursuits!

Have a great...................?

Lucky in Love said...

I will miss you my friend. Will think of you often :)

Cynthia said...

Congratulations!! You did it!

MissBliss said...

Let the next adventure begin!!!

Lil' Woman said...

It's sad to see you go but I wish you the best of luck with everything! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

you are going to do great!! we will miss you!

writing4612 said...

You'll be missed, but I totally understand. Blogging is a hobby for me, but when I'm working on my book, I don't write it here. I have written some things on my blog that willl be included, but I don't want to give everything away. I want to keep people guessing. :)

I know you'll be great and I wish you all the best!

writing4612 said...

I forgot to add that I will be checking out your other page for sure.

Saskia said...

How did I miss this last week? My real life has got in the way obviously ;-)

I will REALLY miss you. You are a great writer and I'm sure your new venture will be a success.

Lots of love & luck

Saskia xx

Miss Caught Up said...

I'm back and now you're gone? :(

Cocaine Princess said...

You are ONE of the sweetest bloggers I know.

I'm sad you won't be blogging anymore. Your posts are always so inspiring....

I understand the part about being time consuming which is how I now only blog only one or two posts a week. Miss you ever and best of luck in whatever you do.

Running 365 said...

About a year ago (just a few short months into marriage), I googled something like, "newlywed advice" and stumbled upon you and the whole world of blogging.

Thank you so much for the introduction!

I'll miss your advice and stories and web discoveries, but I know there are amazing things in the future for you!

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...love Maegan said...

I know it's a hundred years later but I hope you are doing well in your new chapter of life :)