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Difficult Decisions

I have a few awesome recipes to share with you this week but really need to take today to just talk about a difficult decision…

After months of stress, prayer and disappointment, I’ve decided to step away from food blogging.

Somewhere in my busy life I’ve taken on too much and stopped living.  I am just ‘getting through’ each day looking forward to the next item on my “to do” list and in the process I’ve lost myself and my way.

Food blogging has become another ‘job’ instead of a celebration of my passion for cooking and delicious food and that isn’t the message of a healthy lifestyle that I want to share with you.

I started this blog because I was lost, unhealthy and uncertain about my life.  I’ve always had a deep love for food but I didn’t know what to eat and I needed a way to try my new diet and share my recipe triumphs with you.  And after three years, I can say that the blog served it’s purpose.   I’m now confident in my food lifestyle/diet and my health (and the health of my family) is better than ever because of the difficult changes I made.

In a perfect world I would be a full-time recipe developer and food photographer because I love it….but it doesn’t pay the bills and if anything is causing more stress than pleasure for myself and my family.

The final truth is that there are AMAZING and BRILLIANT food bloggers making the food that I want to eat, AND you don’t need me because you can follow them (I’ll be sharing their recipes on my FB page)!

For now, I have a few recipes already prepared and planned that I can’t wait to share but in January I’m going to slowly take a step back.  At this point, I’m not really sure what my plan is…

Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing your stories with me!  You gave me a reason to stick to the diet when I really didn’t want to and now I’m so much healthier for it.   I hope I’ve inspired you along the way!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mary #

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I’m so happy for you that you’ve become confident and proficient in your dietary lifestyle, and you’ve really taught me a lot. I’m very sad that I won’t get to see any more amazing pictures, funny stories, and great food ideas. I understand your reasons and I am glad you are making the right decision for you.

    November 18, 2013
  2. Barbara Dunn #

    Boy do I understand! I did a very similar thing in teaching myself (actually I had to force it at first) to focus on what is meaningful in my life (people) and let the meaningless (dust bunnies, dish washer, dirty clothes, etc.) slide to the side. I noticed that house work, not me, was calling the shots. For sure, all that stuff will be there when I get to it:-)


    November 18, 2013
  3. shannon callachan #

    I’ve enjoyed all your yummy recipe posts and creative photography. I’m glad you are taking some time to slow down and enjoy life some more. I think you are making the right decision.

    November 18, 2013
  4. Diana #

    I am so VERY proud of you!!! I will miss all the yummy recipes you have created, but I believe
    you made the right decision (as hard as it was). This is a time in your life when you should be
    enjoying life, not fighting with it. I’m sure one day, when the time is right, you will come back
    to your food blog and it will be better than ever and a complete success……all you need is the
    extra time.

    Hang in there, enjoy life….be happy and healthy….and love where you are and what you are doing.

    All my love,

    November 19, 2013

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