and so i say g'bye.

i don't like goodbyes. they're so sad and final. but today, i must face the heartache and say goodbye. i really do love blogging. writing has always been my niche and blogging was a perfect outlet for me. and then to be a part of AOU made me feel beyond honored.

but i'm tired, exhausted...because i'm always writing about the same sort of things. my life has become so mellow and boring. my photography has been completely forgotten because i've become so uninspired and lazy. i don't want that anymore.

so i'm saying goodbye to blogging; on both AOU and my personal blog. i'm going to take a huge step back and reevaluate what is important to me, what my passions are, what my style is, and, most importantly, why to all of those things.

i don't know how long i'll be gone. maybe a year, maybe two. maybe only six months. but for however long it is, i will not come back until i know, in my heart, what my real passions are. because if i don't know, i can't give my best; and without my best, my endeavors are useless.

so farewell, my dears. i will miss this place. but it is for the best that we part ways here.

jocee, abby, gracie, eve, megan, and bleah...i wish you the very best in all that you do. you're beautiful and you will all go so far with your passions. good luck and happy day everyone!


we all grow up 
and we all leave home;
but to stay in one place
would be to hinder the sparks
of truth, passion, dignity, and talent.
because without walking,
how can one ever go any place?
learn by always, always going;
walking, seeking, finding...


  1. i will sincerely miss you and your posts, candace. but i completely understand where you're coming from. until later! xx

  2. we will terribly miss you on here! lovely post, and farewell. x
    - Jianine

  3. I'm SO GLAD I got to meet you, Candace. You're an amazing lady! I so wish you could continue here, but I get where you're coming from. I totally, totally do. So many times I've had those same thoughts, that blogging really isn't my thing. And even though I'm not leaving, I understand why you have to do this. But do know that soooo many people here will miss you!!
    Keep in touch, okay? xo

  4. Candace! We'll miss you!! But I'm SO GLAD you've been part of AOU these past months. You're a sweetheart & I wish you all the best on your next venture. <3 <3

  5. Aw!!! We'll miss you so much! *huggles*

  6. thank you everyone! each of your comments means so much to me. see you again sometime soon! <3

  7. thank you for personally emailing me and elaborating. i totally support this decision, dearheart. you will be missed. :) <3

    1. you're welcome missy :) and thank you <3 for everything you've done for me.