Well, peeps, it's official. This is the last blog post for Cozy Reverie.
This decision did not come lightly. In fact, I was trying to hold on a lot longer than I should have. Many aspects of life this past year have affected my choice to close up shop. With motherhood and a full-time job, I was able to squeeze in a few hours a day for the site. However, this had taken a huge toll on me mentally, which led to my hiatus. The hiatus was only supposed to be a few weeks, which became months, and frankly, I haven't missed it all that much. My heart had already moved on, I just didn't know it yet. And you know what? It's okay. Really, it is.
When I made the announcement on Instastories, a friend of mine mentioned, "Why does it feel like you're breaking up with me?" That is the PERFECT way to phrase it. It is a break up. Not a bad one, but a break up nonetheless. I put in so much work into something I loved for five (almost six) years. There were ups and downs, successes and failures, and a LOT of learning and growing. Somewhere along the way, my love of illustration faded which made the actual work suffer. That's just how life works. The relationship had run its course and it was time for it to end.
The "break up" won't be cold turkey, though. Cozy Reverie wasn't just a website; it was a connection to so many people around the world that I would have probably never connected with in real life. The hardest part of ending the blog is telling all of you that my small business just didn't work out. 😭 I want to keep all the genuine friendships I've made through the years because they mean so much more than all the money I ever made selling my art. 💖
Where can we still connect?
While the website and Instagram will remain live, they will not be monitored anymore. We can still connect via Twitter, where I mainly geek out over movies and television. You might see a few fun drawings here & there! I may not have my small biz anymore, but I will always have a sketchbook for fun.
What does this mean for the art?
All my artwork will still live on with the wonderful print-on-demand sites I have partnered with for years! Society 6, Redbubble, and Spoonflower have been my absolute favorites; they have amazing quality and customer service. Plus, they have been a great source of passive income for me, so you can't blame a girl for wanting the extra bucks. 😉
Thank you foreva!
I was floored by all your wonderful words of encouragement when I announced this decision on Instagram. 😍 Thank you for following my work throughout the years. Not to get sappy (whoops, too late!), but I will always treasure my time with Cozy Reverie. Sharing my art was not an easy thing to do, but with all of your love and support, it encouraged me to create so many things I am proud of in the past five years. It's safe to say we will always be friends. 💗