Currently, forty unpublished drafts sit in my Weebly Editor, waiting to be published.
It's been WEEKS since I have read or commented on a fellow blogger's content.
My instagram posts are spottier than a dalmation
AND I've stopped checking my social media notifications for any blog group I belong to...
NOW, all of that seems quite negative, and in a sense, it IS, but, I have to be honest with all of YOU, my readers, my wonderful followers, and those of you who have been with me since the beginning.
I have NO idea where the website is going and I am OKAY with the uncertainty
Currently, in my life, I simply do not have the time, effort, or energy to dedicate to the blog
BUT that is because my time is being dedicated to something else, (besides teaching) MY WEDDING!
You read it right, EATS AND EXERCISE BY AMBER IS GETTING MARRIED!
In December, I said YES to marrying my best friend and the love of my life, the one who has been by my side these last six years through sickness and health, my blog's start up and success and every other wave of happiness and hardship in between as my constant support system.
I honestly do not know where I would be without my fiancé, he means everything to me, and I feel so lucky to have found someone who loves me, despite all of my idiosyncrasies, Irritable Bowel Issues and Celiac Disease. He gets me in a way like no other, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
SO the lack of blog posting is because I have been so busy planning!
BUT also because my focus isn't "eating" and "exercise" as much as it used to be.
I still LOVE to eat, meal prep every week, and work out BUT it's not my MAIN focus.
I am SO much more than just "Eats" and "Exercise", but also, life is SO much more than that.
I'd rather be making memories than making posts at this point in my life.
I feel as if I have grown so much, and come so far since creating the website in 2013.
As of nowI am unsure of where the website is heading and all social media accounts attached to it.
For a while, the website was a form of therapy for me. While struggling to deal with my with my own issues I found solace in spreading awareness, positive vibes, and advice to others (whether it was meal prep tips or self love care). I found happiness, a sense of purpose, and most importantly a source of healing and support. I am so far from the place that I once was, and I am so grateful for all of the opportunities and friendships that "Eats and Exercise" has given me.
I may not be certain of where the website is going, but I am certain of these things:
I am happy, healthy, and full of self-love
I am going to marry the man of my dreams, and gain a second family who loves me as I am
I have the most incredible parents in the world
I have the BEST followers/readers ever, who have blessed me with so much
Cupcakes are always a good idea, so are carbs
The gym still is my happy place, but not somewhere I have to be five days a week
PS. IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME PICTURES OF ME, BEYOND THE "EATS" AND "EXERCISE" click through the gallery below for a peak into my life outside of my website!
- Your sentiments on my hiatus?
- Have you ever felt a shift of focus with something in your life?
- What are YOU certain of?