The End

As much as it pains me to do this—the time has unfortunately come where I have to bid adieu to my career as a food blogger. Now that school has picked up, activities have started, and I begin my internship tomorrow, I just won’t be able to devote much time to blogging. (For all of you that are active readers but don’t have your own blog—it’s a LOT more time consuming than you might think!) 

I have genuinely loved blogging over the past few months and feel so fortunate to have “met” all of you! I can’t tell you how lucky I feel having developed some real friendships and how happy I was to read every single one of your comments each day. I know that I could continue blogging on a more part-time basis, but to be honest that just isn’t how I work. Maybe it’s one of my flaws—but I just can’t do something halfway. I put my heart into everything I do and just wouldn’t feel right blogging every once in a while. I’m an all-or-nothing kind of girl : ) I know that just over the past few months I would feel guilty if I missed a picture or delayed a post, and while I know that everyone would be completely understanding, I am (like always) my harshest critic and I just don’t need that added pressure on myself right now. 

Now this is NOT to say that I have given up on the food-blogging community entirely! I will ABSOLUTELY still be reading and commenting on all of your lovely blogs as often as I can. I seriously admire everyone who has made blogging such a priority and works so hard at it everyday!

So in conclusion—thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given me over the past few months–my healthy lifestyle has definitely changed for the better because of you! I’ll miss you all but I look forward to hearing all about your lives and food through your blogs!

And so I leave you with one last photo:

Lunch

Ezekial Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin with Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter and a side of Cottage Cheese. 

Heaven.

 

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17 Responses to “The End”


  1. 1 chandra Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Good luck with everything, Sarah!! I’m sure you will do fantasic. 🙂 And maybe once school is done you can pick up blogging again!! Until then, have fun with school and interning!!

  2. 2 Julz Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    AWW NOOOOOO!!! 😦

    Sorry, I don’t mean to make you feel bad, I’ll just miss you Sar!!! But I’m SO happy that you’re doing what is best FOR YOU! Please don’t cancel the blog though! I’ll surely be reading old posts (all the time, too!) for recipes and inspiration when I get into a food rut… Which is basically what I have been in recently… You have been such an inspiration and such a beautiful person to get to *know* and enjoy! So glad we’re friends via the face, though! Hopefully we can unite soon! 🙂

    All my love and best to you! XO

  3. 3 VeggieGirl Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Aww, this saddens me!!! Sarah, I wish you BEYOND the best of luck (if that makes any sense, haha) with everything, and do hope to see you in the blogging world maybe again?? Please?? 🙂

  4. 4 gina (fitnessista) Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    awwwwwwwww! i totally understand (school and blogs do not mix well.. especially when you’re type a and super devoted to doing well academically), but i will miss you HORRIBLY!
    please keep in touch (you have facebook? myspace)– good luck in school and with your future job prospects.
    to quote one of my favorite movies, enchanted (haha): “i wish you every happiness”
    xoxo

  5. 5 eatingbender Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Sarah, I totally understand the need to take a step back – blogging is SO much harder than it looks, especially when you have the added pressures from school, internships and other activities. And of course, it’s SENIOR YEAR – WOOHOO! 😉 Live it up, chica.

    I totally respect your decision, and although I will miss you as a fellow food blogger DEARLY, I know that I have made a real friend and that this is not technically “the end” – especially if we’re thinkin’ San Fran or Seattle ’09, baby! Haha 🙂 We’ll see, we’ll see…

    And congrats one more time on that job offer! You rock the house!!!

  6. 6 jenngirl Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Such sad news! Good luck with everything, and you definitely need to focus on some important things right now. I am so glad to have gotten the chance to “meet” you through the community and I hope that you do not become a stranger!

    Awesome final picture though, so delicious! 😉

  7. 7 Christie I Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Oh, I am so sad to hear this but I wish you much luck and success. You are a delightful blogger and it has been a pleasure reading your blog. I hope you will come back one day 🙂

  8. 8 Kristie Friday, September 5, 2008 at 12:16 am

    Aww, this is sad news Sarah! But probably the best decision for you, balancing school and life in general is tough enough without the commits of a food blog. I’ve really enjoyed reading yours though!

    Best of luck with school and everything else in between! 🙂

  9. 9 Sarah Friday, September 5, 2008 at 7:46 am

    aww you guys are all making me feel guilty! thanks for the kind words, and don’t worry I definitely won’t become a stranger! if anything, this leaves me more time to comment on your blogs!

  10. 10 Erin Friday, September 5, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Oh no!
    No!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    You are one of my absolute fave bloggers. YOUR POSTS WILL BE MISSED. Good for you for prioritizing. You’re such a fab person. Much love to you girl!

  11. 11 glidingcalm Friday, September 5, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Man! I will miss reading!!! Much luck to you with school, the internship, and LIFE! Come back and post when you can!!! 🙂

  12. 12 blueberryhil Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Aw, I am so sad that I won’t get to read your lovely posts any more. But taking care of yourself is so much more important than gratifying our desire for witty writing and pretty photos. Please do stick around and comment. We’ll miss you!

  13. 13 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Aw, this is so sad. Your blog is great and I love seeing all your awesome food ideas. Best of luck in everything!

    Actually, I just came over here from your comment on Jenn’s (Eating Bender) blog, and saw that you said you missed blogging and might start up again. That would be awesome. But only do it if you feel like you can manage it again and it wouldn’t be a burden. Maybe start small and post one meal a day and then once things get settled you can see if you would be up for posting all your meals. Just a thought, but do whatever works best for you.

    Again, good luck with everything!

  14. 14 Danielle Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Ohhhh 😦 I’m so sad that the day has finally come. Your blog has always been one of my favorites! However, as I’ve said before, I completely understand where you’re coming from and I think you’ve made the right and mature decision. You’ll be missed! Good luck with everything you do in the future, you are certainly going to be something great 🙂

  15. 15 ashley Friday, September 12, 2008 at 10:23 am

    It can’t end already! I just stopped by!

  16. 17 Heather @ Hangry pants Monday, September 15, 2008 at 10:32 am

    GOOD LUCK with school. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and will miss it. I hope you can still comment because I like reading those around Blog Land.


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