A Big Life Change…

Hey everyone! I hope your summer is off to a fantastic start! I’m officially on my 4th day of summer, and I am LOVING my schedule. It’s so nice to be home in the evening. I have more time to clean, more time to cook, and more time to blog. So, here I am…and I have some big news.

As you all know, I decided to slow down my blogging at the beginning of April. While it’s true that April and May are extremely busy with the end of the dance and preschool year, that’s not the reason I decided to post less. The real reason is because I was preparing for a big job transition at work. After 8 years of teaching dance, I decided to leave our dance program. It was an incredibly hard decision, probably the most difficult decision I’ve made in my life. The decision came about after years of back pain, and me wanting to live pain-free. I worked with our director on finding other ways I could continue to work at the museum, but in March, a job opened up that I was extremely interested in. I applied, and was offered an interview. I spent weeks preparing, and after a successful interview, I was offered the job. My first day is Monday, and I am over-the-moon excited. The job is higher up in the Museum, and is going to keep me on my toes, but I truly feel I’m where I need to be.

With that being said, I also feel that it’s time to officially give up “Table for One.” This is a decision I’ve agonized over, as I really enjoy writing this blog, but it’s a necessary one. With the new job starting, this seems like the right time to finish this journey. I also made the decision for health reasons. At the beginning of 2015, I set a goal to lose 15 pounds this year. The first three months of the year were difficult, with my weight ping-ponging between the same three pounds, but never going down. However, since my blogging and mass recipe making has decreased, so has my weight. As of Monday, I’ve lost 5.5 of those 15 pounds. I am so proud, and want to keep my momentum going, and feel that giving up my blog will help with that.

I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support of “Table for One.” It became bigger than I ever thought it would be, and I can’t thank you enough for that! I will be leaving it online, so you can still search recipes. And who knows, maybe someday, I’ll pick it back up again! I’m not saying never, just for now. I will be taking down my Twitter and Instagram pages, but will be leaving the Facebook group up. If at any time you have recipe questions, please let me know! I am still going to be cooking; I’m just going to be doing more for me.

Thank you all so much! Until next time…