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Life happens October 2013

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I don’t normally like to post non-food items on here. But it’s my little slice of the internet and sometimes, I dig looking back through my files. This is a journal of sorts. Sure, most of my life revolves around food. And I know a ton of my great stories are started at the dinner table, but in the meantime, here’s a glimpse at what it’s like when I walk out of the kitchen for a few days.

jellyfish

funky little jellyfish tentacles.

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far off battleships

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The other day I saw a woman taking her dog for a walk. I realized, I want to be that woman. I want to be able to just go for a walk.bessy

I shall call you Bessy

I am really enjoying life at the moment, but there just isn’t enough time to squeeze all of the things I love into the day (including cooking and baking) and continuing to try to juggle like 15 jobs. So, I have decided to take a break. To let something go. And it’s hard when you are trying to so hard to do everything, be everyone’s everything, to make something of yourself, to allow yourself to admit you simply can’t continue to do it all. It’s a disappointment to myself. But, it’s also a weight lifted from my shoulders to let something go.

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Why, hello there

I want to continue to pursue photography, I want to cook more, I want to run the worlds best comic shop, and I want to be a kick ass mountain bike racer next season. So, I’m going to stop taking on new clients for Silhouette Graphic for a while. There are a ton of fantastic website designers out there all doing some rocking sites. For October, it was my goal to redesign this site. And I haven’t even had time to do that. If I can’t make time for my own site – how can I possibly take on new sites and produce drop dead smexy results?

Selected for you :   America's Corn Country, a tour through the fields of Iowa

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So that’s that. More time with friends, more family dinners. More camera time. More dirt and knobby tires. Less time at a desk. I am blessed to be able to make these choices.

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steph@stephsbitebybite

Wednesday 23rd of October 2013

Good for you!! It's so hard to know when to take a break, but it's so crucial! Time to ENJOY yourself!

movita beaucoup

Wednesday 23rd of October 2013

All too often this past year, I've heard myself lamenting over the same things. We simply cannot do it all! And this life ain't a dress rehearsal... I think it's wonderful to narrow your focus for now. It's not like the internet is going anywhere - you can always start taking on new clients down the road. Congrats on freeing up some time for better living!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

It is impossible to always do everything but it is always so hard to figure out where exactly to cut back. I'm glad you figured out a way to maximize the things you want to do most!

Danielle

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

Good for you! It's hard to come to the realization that we can't do it all but it feels so much better on the other side when we let some things go. Just don't lose sight of what you love and always follow your passions!

Linda

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

So, that's it? You're stopping your blog? Forever? Will you keep it out here so we can go back to find clever things you've said or yummy things you've made? Right now, I cannot pin anything to my boards to save them for later!! Help!! I totally understand that you need a break, but please let us know if it's total or just for a while. You're scaring me! :(

Kita

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

Not at all! I am stopping new clients on Silhouette Graphic, my web design company. I am going to continue to post away on here regularly! Promise :D I like to eat too much ;D