(Give It) Up, Up, Up and Away!

by Sarah on February 26, 2012 · 12 comments

This morning began with the following exchange via text (which I don’t know to–nor have the desire to figure out–capture and paste here).

::I just want to do everything::

::I know. But sometimes you can’t.::

And, after a whirlwind mess in the kitchen that somehow ended up with me crying on the couch, book club book not read, a wine tasting meeting with a friend canceled, and laundry definitely not done, I knew there was only one thing to do to help alleviate this consistent feeling of being overwhelmed and overloaded.

I have to give up blogging.

Now, hold your heart attacks, people.

I have to give up blogging..on the weekend.

 It might seem like nothing, but I am really proud of having gone almost two years (come Sunday) without ever skipping a day of posting at least some witty quip or picture or message on this crazy blog of mine. But I can’t do it all, and I’m going to give up this one little pressure on myself. [After my two-year blogiversary next Sunday...I mean, Little Miss Competitive With Myself would like to be able to say I gave it a full 730 days. Well, 731 if you count the leap day on Wednesday.]

Something (no matter how small) has to give, if I’m going to live.

Because Mr. Mason Jar was right. I can’t do everything…even if I want to. :)

Of course, one thing I CAN do is give away some Chobani Champions and Love Grown Granola”!

Thanks to everyone who supported Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and the small attempt I tried to make promoting healthy eating for kids, both in school and at home. The winner of the Champions of Love giveaway is….

Please note I used a random number generator to choose this, and was so shocked that it picked #1 that I accidentally hit the button to make it go again without taking a shot of it.

Congratulations Jen! E-mail me so I can put you in touch with Chobani and Love Grown.

And thank you for loving and championing the cause. :)

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset February 26, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I have only been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and didn’t yet realize you have been posting every single day for two years…WOW! No wonder you need to take a break… or a few days off I mean. Soo understandable.. I only post 3 or 4 days a week and yeeshe, that is sometimes too much for me haha

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert February 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Now I don’t have to feel bad if I missed one of your weekend posts! I just never have time to get on the computer on the weekends. I love your posts, your witty quips, healthy recipes, fun photos but completely understand. A girl’s gotta have a life too! Congratulations on your two years without missing a day! You should be very proud.

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Maria February 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

While I’m sad that you are feeling overwhelmed and may stop blogging everyday..but I’m so happy that you are willing to give up something you love to take care of yourself! I’m hoping that BLEND will be a nice relaxing time for all of us :)

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Katie @ Nutrition in a peanut shell February 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I think this is a smart (haha) move. Mr. Mason Jar is right, you can’t do it all!
I’ll miss you in my reader on the weekends though, of course .

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I know that feeling… you gotta take some days off, my friend. Take care of YOU. xoxo

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Leila @ Spinach and Skittles February 26, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I want to know more about this Mr. Mason Jar, he sounds like a smart cookie. You totally deserve to slow down a tad m’dear.

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Jen @ Homemadeadventure February 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I’m so excited to get to try these! Thanks!

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Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land February 27, 2012 at 2:35 am

Holy wow! 731 straight days of blogging?! You are a rock star! How you did it at all, I have no idea, but you also did it with style and wit and *content* and you deserve some sort of prize for sure!
I completely know what you mean about not being able to do it all. I struggle with that on a daily basis. Good for you for taking care of you.

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 27, 2012 at 8:37 am

It can be a struggle to post every day. Now that you’re working and having a life (Mr. Mason Jar sounds nice…will we ever see him?!) it will be difficult. I’ll miss you on the weekends, but I’ll hold your place in line and look forward anxiously to Monday!

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Parita @ myinnershakti February 27, 2012 at 9:21 am

I used to put the same kind of pressure on myself but quickly realized that blogging everyday is hard! I’m glad you’re deciding to do what’s right for YOU!

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Mattie @ Comfy and Confident February 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

Every single day for 2 years! Yikes!!! that is some serious dedication. You absolutely deserve a little break.

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