Everything in life ebbs and flows, and clearly my writing is no exception to that rule. Over the years, there have been times when I had so much content floating around in my head that my fingers couldn’t get the words onto the computer screen fast enough.
And then there are times like these, where I’ve seemingly gone radio silent.
Fifty seven days ago I begrudgingly wrote a post about taking back this blog. An advertising agency had left thousands of bloggers high and dry, and I was one of them. Instead of scrambling to find a replacement source of income on this blog, I made the decision to let the now empty advertising space remain empty. And in doing so, I inadvertently removed a giant elephant from my shoulders that I had no idea was residing there in the first place.
With the financial tie to “page views” suddenly lifted from my life, I subconsciously gave myself permission to step away from this space for a little while. Now don’t get me wrong, I love this blog. I’ll never give up this little corner of the internet, even if I’m the only one reading what I write. But you know, distance makes the heart grow fonder, and such. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve temporarily enjoyed the breathing space.
And coincidentally, I’ve found myself in a position where I’ve suddenly been able to do all of the things I love to do with this blog… in person. Training. Running. Sharing knowledge and giving health and fitness advice (people listen to me ramble in real life!) Coaching. Running some more. Talking about what shoes I like. Talking about what shoes I do NOT like. Motivating others to get out the door and strive for their goals.
Face to face.
While the “in person” thing is nothing new, I suddenly find myself exactly and wholly in the niche I’ve always wanted to be submursed in: running. I’ve loved my entire career in the fitness industry, but runners…they are my people. Between new running clients, new coaching programs, and the budding, awesome opportunities I’ve had with Fleet Feet (and our store doors aren’t even opened yet!) I’ve been a busy girl. It’s been pretty incredible…and we’re just getting started.
So I guess I felt the need to check in and say:
I’m still here.
I will be back. It might be another few weeks, or it might even be tomorrow. I do have some shoes to talk about, after all.
But for now, I’m out there living life away from the keyboard, and life is so very good to me right now. I hope yours is as well.
Thanks for sticking around, my loyal readers…there are plenty more adventures to come!