Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Taking a Short Blogging Break


As you've probably noticed, my rate of blogging has dropped off over the past couple of weeks.  I think that this is due to a handful of reasons, but mostly it's because I'm super excited and totally engrossed in my new, all-about-art-adventures blog.  I have so much that I want to say about art, and what art is doing in my life.

The flip side of that is, however, that I don't have much to say about eating disorders or recovery.  Which on the one hand is a very, very good thing -- it means that my life is no longer consumed by the daily hell that is fighting disordered eating.  I'm really happy about that.  Obviously.  :D  But that also means that I don't have a ready supply of life-after-eating-disorder blogging inspiration.

On top of that, I've been feeling very busy.  In addition to making my artistic pursuits a priority, I've also been wrapped up with things at church, with our birth class, and with more dog drama (our chihuahua, Lio, had a minor surgery last week to remove a wart and it's been causing trouble).  Plus, my pregnant belly is definitely growing, and I've been feeling more and more tired.  This Saturday I took a two hour nap!  Check out that definitely-pregnant-not-just-overweight belly I'm sporting:

23 weeks!

So . . . instead of not blogging and feeling guilty about it, I've decided to officially announce that I am taking a break.  There, I've said it!  ;)  I'm not sure how long the break will be -- probably at least a couple of weeks.  Of course, now that I've said that, I'll probably be swamped with inspiration tomorrow!  Also, I've been asked (and feel immensely honored by the asking) to share my story about life with an eating disorder and my amazing experience with God at our church's women's retreat in a couple of weeks.  I plan to post what I'll be saying here on the blog, so you can definitely expect that.  (And in the meantime, I'd love it if you could be praying that I'll be able to present my story well!)

There it is, then -- I am officially taking a blogging break!  I'm sure that I'll be back before long.  Please know that writing this blog and having all of you in my life has been a huge and unasked for blessing far beyond anything I could have imagined.  Thank you for being a part of my life!  Love to you all.  :D

(For those of you who are turned off by the artsy sound of my other blog, please know that it's about my-life-with-art more than lofty, hoity-toity ART or buy-my-art-now-please.  ;)  Instead, I use it to talk more about my life in a bit of a different way.  At the same time, it is closely intertwined with what I write about on this blog, so I'd love if you could check it out if you're so inclined.  Find it here.  Much love, friends.)


  1. Ok!! yay for not having anything to say about EDs :) I will follow you at the other blog.

  2. OH you look SOOOOO great/cute/happy!! Thanks for posting a pic Beth. Is that Flounder??! I love Flounder.

    I'm glad for your break because of what it means to you. All the best with your church share/speech, you know I'm thinking of you.

  3. Yes, it is Flounder!! Found the shirt at Wal-Mart for $5. And thank you! :D

  4. Cool, thanks, Maggie! See you there! :)

  5. That's better choice you made. Enjoy your break. God bless you.


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