Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Although I made the decision the other day
[to officially end things]
it took me awhile to be able to talk about it.

I think mostly because I was hoping
that absence would make the heart grow fonder
but reality looked more like
absence made me a more productive person.

is great for me
because the entire reason I entered the relationship
was because I started to pull out the best parts of myself
spending time wrapped up in it.

While in this relationship I've
*run more miles than in the rest of my life combined
*tested my willpower and succeeded
*experienced some of the most love-filled moments in my entire life
*had so much fun
*learned new things
*gained new experiences
*broadened my eating horizons
*met amazing new friends
*participated in riveting discussions
*found a new way of seeing things and capturing moments
*solidified my family.

I'm definitely not proud of this fact...but nonetheless
- it's true -
I've always been the type of person to flee
when things get
{insert any adjective that denotes negativity in a relationship}

But not this time.
This time...
I'm not fleeing.
I'm merely recognizing that
my time is better off spent doing more so than
dreaming about doing
or writing about dreaming about doing.

This relationship has never been
difficult, boring, unsatisfying, monotonous or sketchy.
In fact,
it's been quite the opposite.
It's been
challenging, entertaining, satisfying, unique and amazing.

Blogging has been the experience of a lifetime.
For now
blogging and I have decided
to go our separate ways.


Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss


Cotter Crunch said...

we will miss your wonderful beautiful posts! keep in touch.

Kristina said...

while I have not had the time to interact lately, I have been reading (I am right now typing this from my phone in the hospital) :)

this space has been a great source of joy and smiles for me, always. you became a friend. these past couple months that have been so trying for me, reading here has been essential to me.

take care and please keep in touch. <3

Jenn╩╗s Adventure╩╗s said...

I've toyed with the idea. Especially now. I hope you can check in from time to time -- you have a lot of people who care for you -- even though they may or may not have even met you:)

Meri said...

I will miss your posts and fun photos and creativity! I wish you well lady!

Lisa said...

I'll miss your posts (I don't always have time to comment, but I always read them!)....but I understand completely!

dorry said...

I'll miss your creative, honest, beautiful posts, but I'm very happy for you! so much love to you, Ryan, & your precious kiddos. xo

Julie Arts said...

I will miss your colorful posts - in your writing and your photography.

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said...

Aww I'm gonna miss you! It's not easy to maintain a blog and a family and anything else, so I get it. Oh, do I get it. Best to you. xoxo

Pam said...

Awwww... :( I'll miss you!

ms. caboo said...

I am so sorry! I love your blog and enthusiasm for life. Please keep in touch!!

Ang said...

Take care! Always loved reading your blog but I totally feel ya! I'm also letting my blog go, sometimes it's best!

Jen said...

My blogging seems to eb and flow. It's good to know it's here if and when you need it. I will miss you though and your posts about gardening and kids and running.

michelle {the lively kitchen} said...

Sorry I'm so late to comment - I read this when you posted but am just getting around to commenting.

You'll be missed! Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with the blog world for this long. I am better for having read your inspiring, thought provoking, honest, optimistic and creative posts. My google reader will be less colorful without you.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry...we have you all recorded so you're not going anywhere.

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