Bad News.

Hey guys, it’s been a minute.

Unfortunately I’m not writing this morning with good news. But I feel the need to make a post to update you all on the status of The Pink Shoelaces.

If you’ve been reading my blog since 2019, you’ll probably recall that The Pink Shoelaces has a meaningful origin story very near and dear to my heart. It was a nickname lovingly given to me by a late grandfather figure in my life. It’s very unique to me and while I have had my doubts in the past, it’s the only name I want to continue writing under.

Well to make a very long story short, I’ve lost the domain name I took some time away from sharing my life last August and during that time my domain name is being held for ransom.

This means my blog no longer exists. 5 years of blog posts, recipes, family updates, creative writing pieces, are gone. My sister Kayla is working on seeing if any piece of my blog can be restored but the future for looks grim.

Even if I can get a backup of my blog, it cannot be hosted at unless I pay a ransom of a minimum of $500 to some dude in the Cayman Islands for the domain name back.

The past six months have been really rough for me. I’ve been swallowed whole and spit back out by depression and anxiety. As I’m brushing out the cobwebs and deciding to engage again with the world again, I get hit with this.

If I think about it too long, I’ll cry. It’s as if someone is burning my diaries from the past five years right in front of my eyes.

Do I start over? Do I let it go? Do I take this as a sign to hang up blogging for good? Do I fight for my domain back? Do I start fresh? Do I come up with a new name?

I don’t know. I don’t know what to make of any of this other than I’m devastated. Maybe I wasn’t going to return to blogging but I wanted that to be a choice I made, not something that was stolen from me.

So all this to say, for the near future please check back on this Facebook page, that’s even if the algorithm allows you to see this post as I haven’t posted here in quite some time either.

If you would, send some good vibes my way. I need a stroke of luck so if you find any leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day, send them my way.

In the meantime, it is what it is.

2 responses to “Bad News.”

  1. The Joyful Quilter Avatar

    Ugh! That IS bad news. I’m so sorry that your old blog is being held for ransom. Here’s hoping Kayla can find a way to get your posts back for you!

  2. Darlene Avatar

    Something I often told my coworkers when change was in the works:
    It is what it is
    It isn’t what it was
    It’s not what it is going to be…….

    Like following along on your and your mom’s blog
    I do not have a Facebook account

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