Closing time

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:

Why I Smile: My Recovery from Anorexia and Depression

That’s not my size (anymore)

I never thought

Accepting a changing body

RD to be: Things to know

My grad school years

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

8 thoughts on “Closing time

  1. Kate <3

    You've made use of the time you felt compelled to blog the best that anyone could. But like everything, it is definitely something that is not meant to be forever. I know my time will come as well, and I hope that I am able to see when it is the true time to let go, as you have. I hope we can stay connected somehow!? Through Facebook and Instagram. And when I make my road trip through the states I'd love to let you know. It's been such a delight and added warmth in my life to read your words. You are both such wonderful people. Go and be happy!!
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  2. I have loved every blog post you’ve shared, and I hope to some day meet you Kate and thank you for all the ways you’ve blessed others and shared the love of Jesus through your blog and your smile and joy. I kind of secretly hope you can pop in every once in a while if you feel like it, but I totally will try to stay connected as much as possible even if you aren’t blogging. HUGS!
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  3. Aw, I’m sad to see you go because you’re truly a talented writer, but I completely understand! You’re at a big crossroads in your life with your RD career – and that, as well as family/friends – deserves your full attention. You have so much to offer, and I know you’ll inspire many in your counseling/dietician career. Good luck! And I’ll be following along on Instagram! <3

  4. Aw I just want to tear up at this. Sorry I’m so behind! Will truly miss you in the blog world, love your perspective on nutrition and know you will do big things in the nutrition world. I hope we can still keep in touch, and let me know if you’re ever in the area. Coffee/pastry/cupcake dates are a must!

  5. Hey girl, I just saw this! You were definitely the first person who made me feel so at home with blogging and I’ll forever be thankful for that! You are an awesome human and I love seeing what you’re up to on insta, I totally get why you wanted to stop since the same thing happened over here.
    See you around :)!

  6. Kate! I am so behind on blog reading and just came across this post. I’m so glad that our paths crossed IRL and I will miss seeing what you’re up to from your blog. Good luck to you in your future! I know you are off being an awesome RD and helping people in SO many ways. Please let me know if you’re ever in the area. I would love to see you 🙂

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