Hello! I realize I have written a post like this multiple times in the past year...apologizing for not being present/active on my little space in the internet. Having moved twice in the past year caused me to simplify what I was doing. Our moves not only involved packing, coordinating the movers and unpacking, they have also involved both of us wrapping up jobs we enjoyed and getting started in new jobs that we are really excited about. The mental space that all of this took up made me really simplify what I was spending my time and energy on.
Blogging and posting on social media began to feel like a chore. I started my blog to have a creative outlet for my passion. I used to get really excited about mapping out my blog posts and looking for inspiration for new recipes and then started to dread every Tuesday, which was my unofficial deadline I set for myself. Pair that with the time it takes to promote a blog and connect with other like-minded bloggers, and I just didn't have the energy for it anymore. You may have noticed that my last few posts were thrown together and not really quality content. Since taking a break from blogging, I've realized that while I don't have a massive following or benefit from my blog financially, there is a small community out there that does read my posts and look forward to my content. Now that we are more settled into our new home, I plan to return to blogging. I am not setting any parameters for myself on frequency or content because I want this to be a place where my passion for food and nutrition shine through quality content.
So, here's what we've been up to in the past year. Almost exactly a year ago, we were moving down to Virginia. I was working at an outpatient cancer center prior to our move. While I enjoyed the work I did and the people I worked with, I had been wanting to get out of the clinical side of nutrition for a while. Our move provided me with the opportunity to do so. While sports nutrition wasn't on my radar, I ended up taking a job as the director of sports nutrition at the school my husband was coaching at and loving it. I had found the niche of dietetics that I loved. After only 9 months of living in Virginia, my husband got the opportunity to coach a his alma mater. This was hard to pass up so I started packing our home into boxes and we moved back to the Midwest and got settled into our new home in South Bend, IN. We knew this was the right move, especially when I receive an opportunity to work in the sports nutrition department at Norte Dame. As crazy as the last year was, we wouldn't change any of it.
As I've been getting re-inspired to blog again, I debated changing it to a blog about how to move, but opted to stick with what I know best and keep the plant-based nutrition flowing your way. Maybe after our next move I will consider myself a professional and start a consulting business ;)
Stay healthy friends. I look forward to connecting with you all more!