Hello to anyone who still has me on their blog roll 🙂
Back in December 2011, I wrote this post.
It really should have ended there. It was the right time. But like many things in my life at that time, I couldn’t let it go. So I kept trying. Kept trying to write when I felt like I had nothing to write about, kept trying to make something happen when I knew all along what I really needed was a good long break. And a fresh start. So I took time off (real time) from everything. I stopped doing things that made me sad, dropped the negative people in my life and got my shit together. It took a while. A long while. But I did it. Finally.
I started really thinking about writing again last year but I still didn’t know how to transition this blog. I had decided in early 2013 that I wasn’t going to race that year and now I work out just to work out. This blog is primarily about running, racing, triathlon, training and things that are a part who I was then, but not now. Finishing is Winning means so much to me. The people I met and the experiences I wrote about that I get to relive each time I read about them…I love that. I love this blog. But this blog really does need be left where it belongs. In the past. With who I was. I carry that girl with me, but I am so changed.
But I couldn’t shake the feeling of wanting to write again. I missed writing and blogging so much. I like the community of bloggers but truthfully, even if not one person read, I would still write. (But i want you to read!) I just love writing and I feel better when I do it. So I decided I would write like I work out. I would write when I wanted to write, about whatever I wanted to write about. My blog does not have to define me and I do not need to be defined by my blog.
The time for a fresh start is now.
That fresh start can be found here…Jillian Loves ❤
Hope to see you there!