So, it’s been a little while. Yes, I know this isn’t even close to the first time I’ve said this, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. But, nevertheless, it feels good to be back.
I’ve taken the last few months to really think about what I hope to gain from Decaf. For a while I felt very boxed in by the guidelines I had set myself. I had become so immersed in the idea of gaining momentum and being the voice others wanted to read that I got bored and began to lose myself. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep up at this pace and needed to just step back and rethink my game plan.
I love writing. I kind of always have. But in an effort to constantly be pumping out content and reaching new audiences, it became a chore, something I set aside, like my calculus homework. Really, that’s just not acceptable for me. This website is not my job. I don’t make any money from this right now. It’s a passion project, an outlet, a way to share my voice with the world, and I think I lost sight of that a bit.
So, I took a break. It wasn’t exactly planned and I really didn’t think it would last long, but after a while, I wondered if I would even come back.
Then, it happened.
I finally got sick of people telling me to shut up about what I’m passionate about. Whether it’s a new TV show, the latest album, or a person I have a massive friend-crush on, I have a lot of love to spread. And since my friends don’t want to hear about these things anymore, I figured now is as good of a time as any to revamp my outlet.
Throughout the time I’ve spent working on this site, its purpose has shifted and grown along with myself, and will probably always continue to do so. But for now, I want to have a space that’s personal and full of awesome shit I think everyone needs to check out. Of course, if at any point you think there’s something I’m missing out on, feel free to send me a message on instagram, twitter, or through the contact form. I want this to be a conversation more than ever.
Decaf is bold, passionate, diverse, and creative. Decaf is you and me.
And most importantly, Decaf is back.