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!