Thank you and see you around!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Some of you might have anticipated this day and here I am to tell you that, yes, this is my last post on exPress-o for a while. I'm not saying this is 'it', I'm simply saying that the past 8+ years have been the most amazing/challenging/fun years of my life. I'm saying that this space shaped my personal taste, expanded my creativity and made me think outside of the box. I'm saying that I'm thankful to all of you for reading all my posts from the very beginning, and I'm saying that despite all that, I'm ready to let it go, for a while, at least...

Thank you, amazing readers for meaningful connections, friendships and work opportunities. Thank you to this slice of heaven for showing me that being an introvert in a world of extroverts works as long as you do it your own way. Thank you for all the emails, notes, comments in the past 8+ years. I read them all and I even have some of them saved for a rainy day....

This is certainly not a goodbye...See you around? :) xo

(Photo of Alfred Eisenstaedt enjoying a tube floating party on the Apple River in Wisconsin in 1941 via For Emma, Forever Ago)

57 comments:

English Mum said...

Ah nooooo! You've always been one of my favourite sites to go to for uplifting/interesting/sustainable stuff and I'll miss your updates. Good luck with whatever you're doing next. Big hugs, Becky xx

Anonymous said...

Diane I'm heartbroken. I will miss my daily does of happiness and positivist. Please stay in touch. You'll be very missed. Jill

Karen Moreno said...

Another bummed reader / daily visitor here! But alas - enjoy the time off, and I'll catch ya on the Gram!

Pinar said...

Yes, I was anticipating this but still it’s so so sad! I loved your posts, personal taste in everything and your blog overall! The end of Google Reader was hard on all bloggers I think. After that, most people started to use Instagram and stopped reading anything that’s longer than several sentences... I hope everything goes well with you and hopefully we’ll see you more on Instagram.

the cape on the corner said...

i've always loved your posts, from interesting art exhibits to links of things i want to discover. thank you for these years! i, too, have stopped blogging but i haven't stopped reading. enjoy your newfound time!
b

Diana Mieczan said...

Becky, thank you! You're such a sweetheart!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww, Jill! I will, I promise:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Karen, thank you, sweetie!

Diana Mieczan said...

Pinar, you will for sure! Thank you so much!

Diana Mieczan said...

B, thank you so much! xo

Bernadette said...

I will miss you also...love from a daily reader in northern New Mexico USA

Kathy said...

So bummed but I understand. I have loved your blog, so positive and bright. Good luck and hope to read you again :-)

Jana said...

So sad to see you go but I totally get it....life is in session! Best of luck on your new adventures!

Pam Bates said...

You have kept it up for a long time Diana. Enjoy the next chapter.

Emily L said...

I will so miss this!! I've found so many great blogs and article and photographers and posts and more. Will you still have the site available so we can continue to visit?

Best of luck for all your other endeavors!

Stephanie said...

You will be missed! I'm a long-time follower and I look forward to your posts. Hope you'll poo in time to time with updates!

Natalia Carrasco said...

I will miss your posts! Dear Diana, I have been following you since 2014, already 4 years... Your website was always a good company and a source of amazing things that I enjoyed every time. Good luck with your next challenges!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog this year and it's been a wonderful read! I love your perspective and have enjoyed the cakes and the inspiration. I never leave comments....but I wanted to wish you all the best and good luck!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww thank you, Bernadette :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Kathy, thank you SO much!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jana, thank you, dear! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks, Pam:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Emily, yes! The site will stay available for people to enjoy:) Thank you, sweetie! xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Stephanie, you're so sweet!

Diana Mieczan said...

Natalia, thank you SO very much, sweetie!

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Anonymous! That means a lot!

Lauren said...

Oh! I'll miss seeing you in my inbox! Thanks for the amazing content. I hope you're off to great adventures!

Tinatin Nadiradze said...

Dear Diana, I began my mornings with opening your super positive blog and I am definitely going to miss it! <3
I will still have you on google plus, at least.
<3 <3

Katerina Katerina said...

Thank you! Dziękuję bardzo.....

Kristine said...

Oh I'm so sad to hear this! I love your delightful and uplifting blog. Thanks for all the great reads, and enjoy whatever adventure you embark on next. You'll be missed.

Michelle said...

Sad to see you take a break but respect your choice to do so. Have thoroughly enjoyed your blog all these years. Take care!

Ewelina said...

Dang I'm so curious what you're about to focus on now,ehhh - it's been great reading your blog, thanks so much for sharing it all with us. Wishing you all the best! :)

hello.agi said...

I will miss you and your blog very much, really loved this corner of the internet :) but I wish you all the best and great new adventures!!

little luxury list said...

Diana, I hope you'll return some time (for very selfish reasons!) We've been around the blogging world for years now and I've loved your links, recipes' nd suggestions. I know I've evolved and life has become quite different (who knew I'd still be an expat!) But I do love my space, even if I have less time for it and I think you feel the same. Either way, hugs to you dear!

Magalie said...

I always have been a silent reader but deeply enjoyed reading your posts through the years. So today I will comment and send you a big thank you and giants hugs from a French reader. Magalie

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww Lauren, thank you SO much, sweetie!

Diana Mieczan said...

Tinatin, you're the sweetest! Thank you! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Katerina, xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Kristine! It means the world...xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Michelle:) xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Ewelina, so glad you enjoyed it, sweetie! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Agi, thanks sweetie!

Diana Mieczan said...

little luxury list, love! Thank you!

Diana Mieczan said...

Magalie, thank you so much for the hug and the sweet sweet comment! xo

Karleen Campbell said...

This breaks my heart just a little bit as your blog is the one that I've always most looked forward to. It's brilliant. I love the diversity of it. I've had many smiles put on my face with cute pictures and I've learned many tips and tricks. I'm truly sad to see you go but I totally understand and respect your choice. Wishing you all the best!

Nathalie said...

Dear Diana,
thank you for all your work in these last years! I was a silent reader of your blog for seven years and it has always been there for me. I started reading your blog while working on my thesis and kept reading it through heartbreaks and everything else that was going on in my life. You and your blog were always there and it was something to look forward to during hard times when so many things in my life were changing all the time. Now I have a wonderful job, am engaged and have a baby. I will miss you and your blog so much! Thank you for those last years! <3

Dani said...

Awww I'm sad you're taking a break but I'm so glad that I've been able to read your posts every day and connect with you! Best of luck with whatever you decide to do!

Dani

Diana Mieczan said...

Karleen, your comment made my day! Thank you so much for this! xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Nathalie, thank you for reading exPress-o for all those years! It truly makes my heart skip a beat when I read notes like yours. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me how it made you feel. I'm totally chuffed and forever grateful. xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Dani, thank you sweetie! xo

Nutmeg said...

Please....for the love of all the internet, if you come back, let it be known via IG or here. I'll be checking periodically. Your stuff is so good, and I will miss the posts.

Brittney McArthur said...

Awww I am devastated you are leaving!! Your blog is one of my all time favorites for refreshing real content and new creative ideas. It will be dearly missed!!!!

Monika Sharma said...

Sad to hear this saddy new. Take care all of you.

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Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I think I saw something about you were leaving blogging on your Instagram. I am a bit behind on my blog reading.... Sad to see there won't be any goodies on your blog. But I think you should do it your own way and if blogging is not the thing for you at the moment, it's time to say goodbye. Love the last bit about being an introvert in an extravert world. A couple of years I won some goodies from Keecie through your blog, and I still use the bag and the little wallet, they still bring me joy! See you around on Instagram!

Sophia said...

Oh!! How sad!! I will miss you so much! Used to read your posts in the morning! Never bored and always so beautiful!! I felt as if we were friends chatting!! Wish you good luck and may life bring you new adventures!! Until we meet again!!

Camila Faria said...

Oh, wow. This is sad. I hope you decide to come back some day. The blog-world is becoming so repetitive and so boring. You'll be missed, for sure.

I see you on instagram Diana! <3

kara said...

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