When I started this blog 8 years ago I had no idea what it would give me.
The reflective writing made me pause and consider who I really am and what I stand for. I think it definitely forced me to take a good look at myself and my actions.
I made many many friends through this blog. It’s unreal to think of a blog as a way to make friends in real life – it’s such a solitary activity. But many of the people who contributed or wrote in turned into good friends and for that I am grateful.
It helped launch my business. There is NO WAY that I would have had the success I had without the many loyal readers. You guys are AWESOME and I’m so happy that you had such faith in me.
Lastly, it served as a sort of journal for me and my family through the years and it’s fun looking back on. I still look up my own recipes (I’m making frosting from this blog Sunday). It documented my journey from a corporate underwriter in London, England to a family photographer in Montreal. It showed the highs and the lows and I hope was an honest and open dialogue.
But I’m going to say good-bye for now because I find as my kids get older the more personal my sharing gets. It’s no longer about sleep or tired nights but about who they are as people and I’d like to keep that private. I’m also focusing more and more on my photography business and I want space for that, to be a good mother and time for myself too. That balance has been lacking the last few years and I feel like I’m finally starting to regain a sense of self. Finally.
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I want to thank-you all from the bottom of my heart for your time, your readership, your comments and your love.
Also a special thanks to my husband who says he still checks the blog daily despite the fact that I never update it. Who knew back in 2010 when I started focusing mostly on burritos and graffiti where it would lead. And thanks to my sister who gave me the idea in the first place, and my mom who probably wins number one for comments.