October 24, 2014

Where to Go From Here

This post has been a few months in the making.

I’m taking an extended blog break starting after this post.

I’ve been putting it off as long as I could, but I am at a point where I don’t know where I want OM to go.  I LOVE creating & sharing recipes, but the time involved is just time I do not have.

When I started OM over 3 years ago, the quality of my blog may not have been great, but I felt it was more authentic than it is now.  I read those old posts and smile because I was sharing my whole life with you guys.

Now…not so much.  There are things I can’t share with you, and honestly, some things I just want to keep for myself.

So, what’s my plan? {you KNOW I always have a plan} –

  • This blog will be quiet until at least January. I am in no way deciding not to blog again…I just need a break.
  • During that time, I need to figure out how to juggle everything in my life, including OM. I know it can be done…it may just mean less blogging, but better quality.
  • I’ll still be on social media – how else will people know what I have just had for dinner or where I am wine tasting that weekend? 😉
  • With the time I will have from not blogging {because all you bloggers know that a blog is a full-time job in itself} I want to figure out who I am.  I have changed so much in the 3 years OM has been around and I want to share my authentic self with you guys.
  • I also plan on cooking without figuring out how to make it into a blog post, only taking a few pictures of my food and not the 30 that I would edit for a single blog post, working out, reading, sleeping and watching the 20+ episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen I have on my DVR.

This blog has given me a voice in my small corner of the blogosphere and I am so appreciative that you come to read my ramblings.  I have met so many people through OM and made lifelong friends…I never knew that would happen and am so grateful for that opportunity!

Thank you for everything and I will see you back here in January. Until then, legally stalk me on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Kuddos to you for recognizing the need to step back. It’s not an easy decision to make, especially when you’ve spent years sharing your life with others. Enjoy this break, take the time to recharge and know that we’ll be waiting for your return in January!!
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  2. i get this! enjoy your break and we will be here when you are ready! love you

  3. enjoy it girl!! It will be so worth it!
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted…Friday Five and FavoritesMy Profile

  4. I’ll miss you! Good for you for doing what you need to do!
    Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted…Friday Five 38My Profile

  5. Good for you doing what feels right. It’s hard to let it go, but life is to be lived!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted…Baked Banana Oatmeal Protein BitesMy Profile

  6. I totally get this and was just saying something similar to my husband this week, not sure what I’m doing with my blog or what I want from it anymore. I also noticed that I don’t share stories anymore either which is curious since that’s one of the reasons that I started my blog. All this to say is I’m glad that you’re stepping back and taking the time for you. xo
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  7. I completely understand the need to go find yourself sans blog. I’ve had the same thoughts over and over. Enjoy your time and live your life to the fullest!
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  8. Hope to see you again in the blogosphere. I am sure taking a break is very refreshing 🙂
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