Why I Took A Break From Blogging

(This is me…finally BLOGGING…)

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It’s been a good month or so since I’ve put effort into this little site. I’ve always called this blog my third child, and well, I’ve failed in the mom department on that one.

There are probably 47 reasons that I justified myself in taking a break for a while, and although I won’t share all 47 of them, I know it’s important to share a few.

I consider you guys my Blamily. (Blog/Family) And Blamily members don’t just leave for a month without an explanation.

Now…I’d like to get a little personal for a second.

I needed a Break.

I’ve never considered this blog a chore. Ever. I look forward to cooking, creating, writing, and connecting. It’s truly a passion of mine.

BUT.

I lost my spark and passion for a bit, I won’t lie. I think we all go through that with our dreams. It’s not that we completely loose them, but I think it’s more of a growth period that determines more of what we’d like and how we would like to accomplish it. It’s a period where we have to take a step back, breath, look at everything from a different view, and eventually come back stronger.

Honestly, I was frustrated. My life was incredibly busy at the moment, and I couldn’t put my whole heart into the blog.

Then, I began noticing people were jacking my style” so to speak on recipes and ideas that I had worked HARD on. I would see others share them in their own light, and receive more recognition that I had. FRUST.RATE.ING.

I started to get frustrated even more because I felt like I couldn’t keep up with everything. Social media, recipes, ideas, pictures, and more importantly LIFE.

Then my computer broke, I lost all of my pictures from my ebook that I had been working on (and videos/pics of my children!), my personal life was going though some things, it was 150 degrees and I NEVER wanted to cook, and my neighbors best friends boy friends cat died….

BREATH.

I realized it was time for a break. Time to breath, and time to rethink some things. I knew if I was ever going to be where I wanted to be with this blog, I needed to take a step back and re-focus.

I also needed to focus on my personal life. Being a mom/wife/blogger isn’t easy, and trying to make everything perfect and ‘Leave It To Beaver’ like just ain’t happening. (No matter what pinterest tells you.)

RETURNING.

I’ve had a lot of time to think, refocus, and prioritize. I’m sure there will still be some hiccups, but I’m excited to be back and share with you life, happiness, craziness, and healthy-ness. (Word?)

Thank you for sticking with me. Thank you for not giving up on me.

Now…Go hug your family.

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