Welcome to the new Eat, Live, Run!
After taking a couple years off, I am extremely excited to be back in the blogging world. Some of you probably realized my secret via Instagram a few weeks ago — I’ve been trying to keep it on the down low as we worked on the site. It’s been a labor of love, for sure! I am extremely thankful for the team I have, especially my tech savvy husband, who have worked so hard to get things going lately. Let’s just say navigating through and organizing almost ten years of posts and recipes into a more user-friendly format has been….interesting. 😉 There are definitely some glitches and kinks to work out, and we still are nowhere near “finished”, but I couldn’t wait another day to show you guys.
I hope you’ll find the recipe section much more easy to navigate now! The new recipe index makes it much easier to find a quick chicken recipe for dinner, or the perfect brownie for your kid’s school function. We are continually working on improving the experience with all of that, so expect to see more upgrades soon.
So…what to say after being gone for so long? I stopped blogging because I felt exhausted and burned out. I was trying to juggle too many things and put a lot of pressure on myself, which contributed to the burn out. In the past two years that I haven’t blogged, I have gained valuable entrepreneurial experience, as I tried something new and out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed the position that I held as an online fitness coach and made amazing friendships along the way. I don’t regret a second of the journey because it’s all a journey in self-growth and discovery, and it’s been wonderful.
That all being said, through a lot of thought, journaling, prayer and meaningful conversations, I made the decision to leave my previous job position and come back to the blog full-time. I realized how much I missed this space and this community. I missed sharing recipes, connecting with readers and working on food photography. I missed cooking, really cooking! I missed the photos and the conversations…I missed you.
My dream for this space is that it could again be a caring, interactive community where I share new recipes along with bits and pieces of our life. If you’re new here, welcome!!! And if you’ve been a reader for years and years, welcome back. I appreciate your support way more than you could ever know.