Stepping Away

I have blogged off and on for over five years now …. not all in in place.  I have loved the experience and the friends I have made.  It has been such a rewarding experience for me!
So much is going on in my life right now.  With Audley traveling for work all during the week, three teenagers pulling me in all different directions, and my own personal priorities right now without even intending to, blogging has been shoved aside.
Let’s face it, ultra clean & healthy cooking is not everyone’s cup of tea and there are so many DIY bloggers out there that my little projects here and there really aren’t helping anyone.
When I turned 40 last May, it’s like a lightbulb turned on in my head and I awakened to an entire different world than the first 39 years.  I had always had low self-esteem, felt weak, and lived a very insecure life in myself.  It was so easy to keep my home and family top priority because it was such a safe place.  The last two months have found me questioning so many things and my heart pulling me in so many different places.
I’ve also spent more time in prayer than any other time in my life.
Now, I have left my safety net behind and left my safe place …. with the encouragement of my absolutely amazing husband and children.  After all of the changes in the last ten months of my life, I have decided for the first time that I am valuable, worthy, & strong enough to accomplish anything I want to.
And I am.
I am returning to school next month.
This isn’t for a business degree or to teach or any other worthy profession.
I am becoming certified in nutrition and personal training so I that I can lead others to discover the strength they are keeping hidden inside themselves.
I want to make a difference in this world and I want others to realize their value and worth.
What better way than to help them change their lives from merely surviving to absolutely living!
I am not leaving the blogging world forever …. in fact I will continue to post about my health and fitness journey on my “Fat to Fit” page.  I will also continue to tweet, as well as post updates and pics on Facebook & Instagram.
And I will continue to visit you!
I plan to leave this page active, and when the time is right, I may return to blogging here again.
But for now it is self discovery time.  It’s time to see where my heart is leading me and venture further out of my comfort zone.
I hope you understand and will keep in touch.
Much Love to all my dear friends,

10 thoughts on “Stepping Away

  1. Congratulations and best of luck to you, Jen! I think you will be such an inspiring instructor, as you not only talk the talk, you walk the walk! You know how it is to be unfit and you can share your knowledge on what worked, what clicked, etc. Please sneak in a post here and there. You are such a talented cook and a fantastic baker, and that in itself, coupled with the fabulous weight loss, well, that is something to blog about!!

  2. Kudos to you Jennifer for recognizing your value and strengths! I wish you only the best and also look forward to hearing from you from time to time. May God richly pour out His blessings upon you!

  3. You're amazing Jennifer and so inspiring. I'm glad you will continue to blog on your other site and I look forward to even seeing maybe in the future more posts here, even maybe some revamping of some old recipes to make them healthier or what-not! Dang! I need to get my rear in gear and get back on the exercise bandwagon!

  4. Oh I am delighted for you! I returned to school in my thirties so I understand a little the empowerment that comes with making such a big decision for yourself. And I want you to know that I love your blog and will miss you, which is why I'm so glad that you are still going to be around and that you're leaving the blog open. You never know when you'll want to share something with us!

  5. Good for you!! I wish you the very best of luck in your new adventure! A good friend of mine started nursing school and became an RN after the age of 40. It was a big decision for her, but one she never regretted. She would have regretted never trying.

  6. Thanks for popping in! I have missed you. If you could have seen how my face brightened when I saw that it was you. Hope that you are doing well and having a happy spring!

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