If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time or even if this is your very first time here, from the bottom of my heart thank you. Never in a million years did I think so many people would find my space on the internet, connect with it and come to it daily looking to hear what I had to say. It’s been an incredibly humbling experience.
I began my blog because I was tired of seeing so much nutrition misinformation on the internet (I still am) and wanted to put another qualified voice out there. What I didn’t expect was how much it would mean to me. As a shy and introverted person, I struggle to connect with people in person. I’m someone who you have to get to know before I really open up and so when I moved to Calgary and had very few friends, I felt very isolated and didn’t have anywhere where I could be myself. The blog was that space for me. I could write like myself. I could joke and be silly and confess my secrets – and provide some advice along the way. The blog opened up a whole community to me. I connected with people across the world and developed friendships both online and in real life. I found a community in my city and it finally made it a home for me.
For all these reasons, I have loved blogging over the past four years. I’ve been passionate about it and looked forward to sitting down with my computer regularly. But things started to change since I embarked on this year of travel. I don’t have the time to commit to the blog anymore. I mean who would have thought that quitting my job would mean less time? But it’s true. I’ve also struggled with my blogging identity. I realized early on that I wasn’t interested in being a travel blogger. But yet I was traveling so it seemed like I should talk about it. And since I’ve given up my nutrition credentials for the year, it’s been a challenging line to toe what I should talk about and what I should not. And so, my blogging has dwindled. What used to be 4-5 posts a week has become maybe 4 posts a month and even those are a struggle. I’ve always aimed to provide quality and consistent posts and I am no longer delivering.
I know my passion lies in intuitive eating, joyful movement, and body acceptance. But I don’t feel I have the adequate time or the appropriate platform at this time to tackle the topics in the way I want. I have big plans for the future but until I’ve completed my year of travel I need to put them on the backburner. So all this to say that I’m saying goodbye to the blog for now. I am taking a couple of months break. My year of travel finishes up in March and I plan to do some wrap-up posts and then I’ll likely be looking to do a re-brand and move this space in a new direction.
For the time being, I will still be on Instagram. I am always sharing updates about my travel life and sprinkling in intuitive eating and body acceptance advice and tips.
Again, thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting. And I hope I’ll see you again when I’m back.