I just got back from a whirlwind of a week at a camp for children and adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. It’s been my favorite week of the summer for the past two years and I have a feeling I won’t be able to surpass this one for the rest of the summer either. This year I was in more of a leadership role which meant a week full of moments of high stress and lots of victories too. I’m so thankful to God for this opportunity.
As you may have noticed, my blog posts have slowly decreased in number and in quality. While I once loved sitting down to write, I no longer feel the desire. I thought it was a phase, but now I see it’s related to an overall shift and transition in my life. I am no longer tied to school or an internship and have a lot of free time on my hands to do as I please. I still love cooking, baking, trying new foods, and studying up on nutrition, but hanging out behind a computer isn’t something I feel like doing much as of late.
One thing I love about blogging is that it allows me to tap in to my creative side while also reflecting on my experiences. It gives me a place to chronicle my life so that I can hang on to memories a little more easily. What I don’t love about is that it’s time consuming and has started to feel a bit like a chore. I don’t mean to sound negative about it at all- it served a wonderful purpose in my life for three years. I don’t know if I’ll abandon it forever, but this formal type of blogging is not what I want to do at the moment.
I’ve made some amazing friends through blogging and hope that I’ll hang on to some. I am sure that I will continue to be inspired through their posts as well. I’ll still be on Instagram, so feel free to keep up with me there.
I’m ready to take on this new life of free time and figure out the kind of life that will be most fulfilling for me.
Here are a few of my favorite old blog posts I’d like to share again one more time:
Thank you all for the support you’ve given me and seeing me through until the end. May you find a way to live an adventurous life, try new foods, forgive your mistakes, make your mental and physical health a priority, accept and eventually love your body, and tell your story even when you doubt it’s significance.
God bless you all <3