Today’s post will probably come as a shock to the grand majority of you, which is kind of a cruel joke for me to play, as I’ve thought (read: tortured myself) about it for a really long time. As of today, phetched is going on indefinite hiatus. What does that mean? Well, I don’t exactly know. It may just be a break for the summer. It may be a break for forever. I’m just not sure.
The truth is, I’ve been writing this blog for a little over two years now (anywhere from 5 to 7 days a week), and as much fun as it’s been, I’m itching to try something new. Inspiration’s knocking, and I need the freedom to see where she takes me. I want to hike mountain trails with my dogs and explore my city. I want to take more pictures. I want to finish decorating my house. I want to write about the other things that interest me, like fashion and music and art and feelings. Maybe I’ll open an Etsy shop. Maybe I’ll write a book of mildly autobiographical short stories. Maybe I’ll learn to play mandolin and record a rootsy reinterpretation of The Fame Monster. I’m not really sure what I’m going to do just yet, but I’m pretty excited about the question mark.
Regarding you, dear readers, I need better words, but these will have to suffice: Thank you. Thank you for tuning in every day, for making me laugh, for sharing your love of dogs with me, for getting it. I started this blog for completely personal reasons, as a way to rediscover my voice and feel creative again. But knowing someone was out there reading it, enjoying it, sharing it? That just fills me up to bursting. Thank you.
In all honesty, though, I’m not going too, too far. Starting in a couple weeks or so, you’ll find me over at Dog Milk (a super awesome modern dog blog that you guys probably visit every day already — and if you don’t, why the heeze NOT??) as a weekly contributor. I’m super stoked to be joining the Dog Milk team, as it’s a fabulously fun site and they are all way cooler/prettier/nicer than I could ever claim to be. Please, please, PLEASE bring your eyes and your love and your comments over to Dog Milk, and let’s reconnect there. (And so you’ll be the first to know when I grace this space again, become an email subscriber using the link to the upper right.)
Peace, tail wags, and high fives –
Katherine (with Mingus and Dottie)
P.S. That shot above was the best we could do.