Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pulling The Plug

Hey there friends! Long time eh?

I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know what's been up with me lately. 

I know I just had a list of goals for 2015, and most of those goals will be met, except for the blogging goals...

I've decided to leave blogland indefinitely. I'm not sure if or when I'll return to this blog, but I will still be following most of the blogs I've made great connections with. 

My reasons for deciding to take a step away:

1. Time. I just don't seem to have the time to sit down and type up a blog post (let alone, an interesting one) every single day. 

2. My kids. I tend to feel bad when I'm so focused on getting up a blog post or replying to other posts when my kids are waiting for me to go play, or do something with (or for) them. I want to disconnect from the internet, and connect with my children.

3. My career. I'm a stay at home mom, but I have decided that I want to go back to work as a Dental Assistant and someday soon become a Registered Dental Assistant. Since I graduated in 2007, and only have about 6 months of experience, I am considering sending out some letters to local Dentists asking if they'd be interested in taking on an intern for a short time. This will be unpaid of course, just for the experience and for some recent references. Now that both of our kids are in school, I feel like I'm wandering aimlessly, so getting back into what I enjoy will be great for me.

4. I've never mentioned this before but I am part of a Prison Ministry. I write letters to women in prison in Arizona. I also send them Bible Studies and Bibles when needed. I have about 5 ladies that I write back and forth with so that takes up some of my time as well. 

5. My husband has been struggling with some things lately and it has really put a strain on our relationship so I'd like to put my focus on rekindling our relationship right now. (We are not splitting up or even thinking of doing such a thing!) Sometimes certain issues can just drain a relationship, but we're in this for the long haul and I want to make sure my mind is free from anything extra right now. 

If you feel so inclined, please follow me on Instagram: longhairedrunner87 and on Twitter: longhairedone 
It's much easier to do a quick fitness update on Instagram or post a picture of what I'm up to, than type up an entire post.

I am dealing with IT band syndrome in my right leg/knee (last winter it was my left leg) so I haven't been running much. BUT I will run a half marathon before the summer. I finished training with my personal trainer, but will still get 1 hour free a month, and I am loving the results! Any time I run I feel much stronger since we focused a lot on my core and upper body. 

So, farewell ole' blog of mine. We had a good go. I still love reading blogs and I'll do my best to comment regularly. :-) It sure has been fun, but I am really looking forward to the benefits of unplugging from the internet and plugging into life. ;-)


  1. Noo, I think I'm going to cry! Please stay in touch! I've grown close to you! It's amazing that's you are part of a prison ministry. That would be something I would love to learn about and get involved in. I completely understand about the kids. It's tough!

    1. Aw don't cry! haha I will definitely keep in touch with you! I still enjoy reading a lot of different blogs, yours included!
      I started writing to the ladies in Arizona several months ago when a dear friend of ours asked me to take over since he was moving to Costa Rica to continue his ministry there. It's a huge blessing to get to know those ladies and their story. It's so rewarding to see them grow and learn to love God and lean on Him for support. It doesn't take up a ton of my time, but I do want to put more focus on that since it is quite important. Thank you for being such a dedicated reader and blend! ;-) I'll keep in touch, I promise!

  2. You are a strong and beautiful woman and a great wife and Mother. The blogisphere, or whatever this crazy space is, will always be here. Go enjoy your family. BUT keep in touch, cause we're quite fond of ya! ;)

    1. Aw thank you Flower! I will definitely keep in touch with you and continue to read your posts! I love all the crazy things you find on the web and even all the crazy things you experience from day to day! haha I'll be around. :-)

  3. I'll miss you and hearing about how things are going with you but I definitely understand the charms of unplugging. Family and career have to come first! I'll look forward to keeping up with you on twitter :)

    1. Aw I'll definitely keep in touch with you! I love reading about your running journey. I started following you when you just began your journey so it's been so cool reading all about your firsts! I will try to keep up with updates on Twitter. I will definitely keep reading and commenting on your blog! :-)

  4. I'm seriously going to miss you!!!!! But I completely understand, family should always be first! I really admire you for that!
    I follow you on Instagram an Twitter, so I will look forward to your updates there:)
    I wish you the best in all your goals, and I'm still rooting for you and your half marathon your training for!!!

    1. Aw I'll still read your blog and comment on it! I really enjoy reading your posts! Reading blogs is part of my morning routine. ;-)
      Thanks for rooting me on! I need it! I'm at about 6 miles now, but my right IT band is really tight. I'm on my 4th week of very little running... hopefully I can pick back up where I left off! I'll post all over Instagram once I get back to running regularly and getting my miles up! :-) Thanks for being such a dedicated reader and friend!

    2. You have no idea how much you just made my day:)
      6 miles is awesome, look at it this way, your about half way to your goal:)
      I hope you can get your IT band to loosen, I have no experience on that one.
      Definitely keep it posted on Instagram, especially when you do your half. I definitely want to send some cheer support your way via the internet:)

    3. Aw :-) thanks so much for your support!

  5. I'm behind in my blog reading but I had to comment anyway! You are one busy lady and it's understandable to take a step back from blogging. Best of luck to you and all you have going on in your life!


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