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Parting is such sweet sorrow

 

Hey, y’all.

There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it.

BE is done blogging, at least for now.

 

I know, I know. I will miss you too.

 

Blogging is definitely a labor of love. It is cathartic, and probably more for the writer than the reader, unless your aim is to make money from it. I have been writing for a very long time, nearly 8 years in fact.

And throughout that time I think I’ve had some really great posts, and some not so great posts. My writing style improved. I created some really awesome recipes, and a few duds. I’ve lived in 3 different states. Tried many different diets. And met tons of virtual friends, some of which have become actual real life friends.

That is probably the best part of blogging, is finding your people and becoming part of a community. I was blessed to have a foot in several different communities through this fusion of food, fitness, and finance.

But times change. Seasons of life change.

Due to a confluence of factors, blogging has lost its charm for me. “Real job” pressures are mounting, “real life” pressures are mounting, other hobbies take the lion’s share of my time these days.

Perhaps some day I will monetize and sell.

Perhaps some day I will get re-inspired and blaze back into glory here.

Perhaps I will just quietly fork over the hosting fees to keep this alive on the internet forever.

I’m not sure. What I do know is that, for now, this chapter is closing. And I didn’t want to just silently ride off into the sunset without updating the very few actual regular readers why I suddenly go radio silent.

 

And so, it is with a heavy heart, I say: this goodbye is not forever, it’s just a See Ya Later.