I’m Finished With This Blog

Hi. ❀ The topic of this post is going to be a solemn, bittersweet one, but it is something I know I must talk about!

Since the month of July began, I have been doing a lot of thinking about one thing in particular: BLOGGING. Scarcely have I thought of it more – you’d think that would be impossible! Being the writer on Dreaming of Guatemala has made it hard for my thoughts to not come back around to the topic of blogging since the day I created it – that’s how much I’ve loved it.

This blog allowed me to spend my senior year of high school surrounded by awesome people. I loved getting to connect with and get to know other bloggers that had similar interests, hobbies, and passions – I met some individuals along the way that have come to mean so much more to me than I ever could have imagined or hoped for.

Dreaming of Guatemala allowed me to fulfill one of my childhood dreams, which was to run a popular blog. When I was younger, I dreamed of the day when I’d have lots of readers instead of just two or three. Getting to fully experience what it’s like to have a fun, busy, ever-growing, popular blog taught me so much, and brought me a lot of great experiences.

I was able to grow in my relationship with the Lord through what I learned on this blog. I wrote inspirational pieces, got to have conversations with people about Him, and I learned more about myself through the Dreaming of Guatemala experience. I continually brought my blog life before Him because I desired that everything I was doing on WordPress was not only adding to my life, but was also in line with what He desired to accomplish through me.

I cannot thank each and every reader of my blog enough for coming by my site, providing me with feedback, and coming back by again and again. I’m thankful to have met so many different kinds of people who live all around this beautiful earth – it’s an experience I will never forget.

But I am now ready to move on.

I have been doing so much thinking, pondering, and praying over this blog that I now know for certain in my heart what the Lord would have me to do. I have been feeling a strong urge lately to finish something, pursue new things, take a deep breath, to leave something important to me in His hands … and I firmly believe that I know what it is.

I am excited to see where the rest of this summer will take me. I’m eagerly anticipating new opportunities, getting to think of all the places I’ll one day go … and more than anything else, I am willing to fulfill the Lord’s plans for my life.

I had a beautiful time here. I learned so much. I wish that the beauty of it could have lasted much longer.

But now I know for certain that the peace I have in my heart is because I am willing to move on. Leaving the spotlight will do me so much good.

Thank you so much for reading. ❀

— Maggie

135 thoughts on “I’m Finished With This Blog

  1. I shall miss your posts so much! I want to encourage you in following what He has laid on your heart, even if its to give up something you had enjoyed, like blogging. Thanks so much for all the wonderful posts in the past! πŸ™‚
    ~ Megan Joy

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  2. Ahh, omg I’m so sad to hear that you won’t be blogging anymore 😦 I love you and your blog, and you are such an amazing person with a beautiful soul! You and your posts brighten everyone’s day on here ❀ So proud of what you've accomplished so far and best of luck in your future endeavors, you will go places hun! Will miss you so so much and this blogging community will never be the same without you. Please stay in touch and my email is thebeyoutifulgal@gmail.com, Love you Maggie ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. ❀ Thank you so much for being a reader of my blog, Maha! I'm sad to see it come to an end, but I'm also happy to be doing new things instead πŸ™‚ Thank you for your support, girlie! I'd love to stay in contact, thank you for your email! Love you girlie ❀

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  3. I wish you all the best for your future Maggie. Though I still Hope you will still write every once in awhile about you and your life. I just joined you and It was really fun reading your blog posts! Take care and miss you

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  4. Dreaming of Guatemala was one of the first blogs I came across when I started my own blog. I’m so happy I did, because you helped me and my blog so much, by giving me the opportunity to collaborate with you in some posts! ❀ But most importantly, I'm very thankful to have formed a friendship with you, Maggie! I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're one of the most supportive and lovely people I've met on WordPress! πŸ˜€
    Finishing with this blog is not an ending – it's a new beginning! ^^

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    1. Aww I’m so happy we met on here, Oxria! ❀ It has been a blessing getting to know you! πŸ™‚ I had so much fun with those collaborations! Thank you so much ❀ ❀
      It most certainly is!!!

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  5. I’ll miss you!! I totally understand why your leaving (but I’m still sad that you’re leaving), sometimes I wonder if I should stop blogging to make room for other hobbies. I really enjoyed reading you posts each week. I dunno how you did it and what kinda of witchcraft you used but almost each post you wrote inspired me. Maybe you can post once in awhile just to share what you’re doing.
    I hope you’ll get to go on some lil adventures (or maybe big ones) in the future!!
    ❀ Rachel

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  6. I will miss you, Maggie, but I pray that the good Lord will continue to use you and bless you for His purpose. Take care and it was nice having you. πŸ’™

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  7. If only I had listened to His leading when He first prompted me away from blogging years ago, I would have saved myself much grief. I have since deleted all my posts and I am now only leaving my page up as a website, as inspiration and a reminder to myself to never hesitate with His leading. This happens to be one of my last comments too. How wonderful and good and patient our Father. Blessings to you in your new journey.

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