A Refreshing Break from the Blog

In case you were worried about me during my almost two-week blogging hiatus, fear not. I’m alive and well. 
Work has been busy, busy, busy…but in a good way. I’m loving my new job and having fun taking on new responsibilities as I’ve gotten in the swing of things. I’ve been getting a lot of exercise now that the true Charleston springtime weather is here. Between a regular routine of Body Pump and running, not to mention almost daily walks with Zoey, I’ve felt great. It never fails to amaze me no matter how tired I feel, a good workout can bring me as much energy as a cup of coffee. Almost. 
I’ve been winning in the kitchen with some of our regular favorites like veggie quinoa bowls, black bean burgers, roasted brussels sprouts, and even DiGornios 😉 We had friends in town last weekend and discovered my new favorite breakfast restaurant – Sea Biscuit Cafe on Isle of Palms (those pancakes…SO fluffy!!). I can’t wait to go back. 
While everything else is going well, the blog has obviously taken the backseat. I have a confession. It’s taken more than the backseat (so, would that be the trunk?). I told Greg the other night, “I think I’m over my blog.” 
As I sit here typing this, I am seriously contemplating whether or not I should be admitting that. But, I suppose it would be lying by omission if I didn’t. It’s been a strange feeling and I’ve been denying it to myself. By avoiding the blog completely for a couple of weeks, I was surprised to find I didn’t even miss it. I realized how refreshing it was to cook a meal and not worry about plating it and getting the proper lighting for decent pictures to post. It’s also been refreshing to not sit on my computer every single night after dinner. The time I spend blogging, sucked into the digital world, is lost time with my husband and puppy dog who are often sitting right next to me getting no attention. 
I’ve started Counting My Cupcakes about two and a half years ago, and don’t regret a second of it. I appreciate the opportunity it gives me to write about my life, food and faith. I value the connections and friendships I’ve made. 
I don’t plan to stop, but I guess what I’m realizing is that at this time in my life I can’t continue to post regularly. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know I’ve said this before. This isn’t the first time I’ve taken a break or changed my posting routine. I just felt like I had to acknowledge the lack of posts and express my thoughts on the current state of CMC. 
Thanks for reading my rambling thoughts and I hope you stick around for my occasional posts from here on out. Trust me, there will be many more recipes, thoughts on faith, and random life stories to come. 
Have a great weekend!
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