March 23, 2016

To Whom It May Concern

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Dear Work: Good gracious, you are putting me through my paces. Creating MOP documents and transcribing my day to day is starting to consume my life, #killmenow. Tedious paper creation drives me bonkers but I understand this is a necessary evil for the next hire. #stopallthepaperwork

Dear Big Boss: Please, please, please change your mind about my last day. Originally you were on board with my proposed plan of staying on after my trip to assist with the new transition but now you've taken a step back. It would make me feel much better if you'd stick with my plan, because I would very much like to keep my paycheck [and insurance] a bit longer.

Dear Cravings: I need you to find your way back to salads, fruits and lean proteins please. Too often this month you've been wanting sugar and sweets and that needs to stop ASAP. #eatleantrainmean

Dear cute older man at the gym last night: Thank you for your wonderful compliment. I was in awe of your boxing and kicking skills so when you took the time out to compliment my pull-up skills you made my night. Because of you, I did an extra set, so my body thanks you too.

Dear Spring: The groundhog gave us hope for an early visit and though we have had a few glimpses of weather to come your warmth has been all too fleeting this March. It would be lovely if you showed your face more around this place and pushed old man winter out the door.

Dear Birthday Month: You are just over a week away and I am flabbergasted my 33rd trip around the sun has almost ended. I don't feel [and hopefully don't look] 33, but I do feel it's time to truly 'grow up' and figure out my life. This birthday month will be a bit different than years past as April brings MUCH bigger things to the table, however I do look forward to celebrating with my close friends and family. Bring on the champs, sparkles and of course cake!

Dear Boxes: Will you please pack yourselves? And quickly? Packing is the bane of my existence and I have no idea how I will pack up my entire apartment without pulling out all of my hair.

Dear World: Please stop with the hurting. Please, please stop. My heart hurts for Brussels and I pray this is the last we see of these kind of attacks anywhere in the world. We need good to triumph over evil and we need it now.

Dear Easter Sunday: I cannot wait for the joy you will bring this weekend. The tomb will be empty and we will rejoice as we celebrate a new chapter in the Christian calendar. Looking forward to celebrating with the family and eating some delicious food. #easterbasketsforthewin

Dear Self Doubt: GO AWAY! Stop meddling with my head. We've got this and that's all there is to it.

Dear Blog Friends: I have a question for y'all and truly value your feedback. While I'm away on my trip I'm struggling with what I want to do with my blog. I clearly won't be going dark but wanted to know what y'all would want to see? There are already a few prepped posts for y'all and I was also thinking of having a few guest posts too. Yet, I don't want people to grow bored with this space while I'm gone. I worry y'all will lose interest while I am away, is that silly?

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31 comments:

  1. I have been having chocolate/sugar cravings SO BAD lately, too...I can't kick it! I don't think you should worry about anyone losing interest! If you have a couple posts ready to go, I think that is plenty!

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  2. Craving, I get it...packing, I get that too, blog - I'll still be around for you as you figure it out. Honestly, yours is one I look forward to reading. You seem to always put a smile on my face. Do link up with me tomorrow!

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  3. Completely agree with cravings and spring... where is the warm weather?? Hope your boss lets you stay on longer!

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  4. How great to get a compliment at the gym...I think that's where people want compliments most!! Don't you worry - we'll never lose interest! This is where it would help if you had a instagram :) haha! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Praying for you this morning that you are able to squash that self doubt...ain't nothing but the devil trying to get in the way. Put your trust in Him and all will turn out as it should..even your "last day". I've been on a major carb crave this month...even ate pizza (gasp) last night!! I considered having guest bloggers take over my blog while I was on vacation but never got around to doing it in a timely manner. I think it's a fun way to keep your blog going without stressing you too much.

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  6. Self doubt is the enemy! You know that! Praying for you! God has your back!

    Don't worry about your blog I am sure none of us will be going anywhere! We can now wait to hear all your adventures!

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  7. Kick self-doubt to the curb, girl! You've got this :) Also, I could never lost interest in your blog-it's one of my faves :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. aw we won't lose interest while you're away! i love this post though. don't have self doubt either! and those cravings - GIRL i've been having a rough go of it in the past month and i'm not sure how to cut out the crap other than just going cold turkey to the bad stuff. i guess one day at a time? one meal at a time? maybe we can tag team that effort? :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  9. Girl, there is no need to have self doubt! Do you and don't worry about anything else! And if you can find a way to kick those cravings, let me know! I've been having them lately too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. I sympathize with the birthday, as I just had mine last week and am feeling it! However, you totally don' look your age. :) All of the fitness and clean eating pays off! In concern to your blog, I think it is fine if it is quieter while you are gone. We will still be here when you come back!

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  11. I would love to hear about your travels while abroad, will you be actively posting while gone?

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  12. Hoping everything works out with your job. Ugh, packing is the worst and I'm not looking forward to that either! Self doubt effects all of us at some point but stand firm in your faith and that God has plans for you. Would love to hear about your travels! Try not to worry too much about people losing interest. Your loyal readers will all be here for you :) Beautifully Candid

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  13. We won't get bored with you and let me know if you want me to guest post and this is where instagram would be good... document your trip.... just saying... xoxo

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  14. Please stop doubting yourself!! You are amazing!! You are way to inspiring for me to ever get bored with you. No one will lose interest while you are away...we all will still be here when you get back. I know I will be looking forward to hearing all about your trip.

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  15. I love so many of these - especially about Easter Sunday... & the note to the World :(

    Yep... I worry too if I know I'm going to be away for awhile - I think you just need to do some scheduled posts but dont feel like you need to do it every day - maybe even its just once or twice a week for updates .. that way it still draws attention but its not overwhelming??? Maybe?

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  16. I love this! So fun....darn cravings!

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  17. YES to dear cravings haha, and of course big blessings on Easter as well as stopping the sad, sad reality of what our world has come to. Do not stress about being gone and having a ton of posts lined up. I'm in awe of being "gone" 5 months and being able to just jump back in. You will be able to do the same because you are loved and enjoyed!

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  18. I hear you on the cravings, mine have been terrible lately! Hoping your boss comes around, and keeps you onboard after your big trip. And as for your big trip, I'd be happy to guest post for you while you're away and of course any post on travel is always fun <3
    Green Fashionista

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  19. I hate that there is so much evil in this world that clouds the good that is done. I pray for those souls lost in Brussels, such a brutal attack. I am always lost as to what to do when I'm away on vacation, you are definitely going to be gone longer than I have been, but maybe having scheduled posts and possibly some guest posts spread in there. Hope your boss comes around too!!

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  20. I follow blogs on feedly. If they're up, I pretty much read them most days. If they're not, I don't. Do what you want with your blog. Readers who read for you will be back whenever you blog, even if it's not solid. If you are planning to blog once a week, like a check in/what I've been doing, I'd just say make sure it's the same day and let people know when to expect you.

    I hope your big boss gets with the program.

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  21. All the Easter candy is getting me lately- I need jump back on the craving HEALTHY items, whoops!! I will look forward to reading what posts you have prepped while you're gone, since I like YOU and your actual writing the most :) Do you plan to check in at all while traveling? Even just a quick snippet of an update here and there might be fun- but I totally get NOT blogging while traveling!

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  22. Catching up on posts I have missed and its so exciting that you're traveling to Europe and doing a big move! Can't wait to read more about your travel plans and how the move goes!

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  23. I just got back from being away for a long trip and all I did was schedule posts while I was away. A lot of people have other bloggers guest post, but that's just not something I've ever done so scheduled posts by me it was! Maybe people lost some interest with me being so inactive while I was away, but I'm confident once you get back into a normal routine things will fall back into place.

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  24. At least you've been crushing it at the gym! lol I'd be happy to do a guest post for you!

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  25. I really hope your boss sticks with the plan!

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  26. Post a few pictures from your trip as you go, line up some guest posts, and call it good. I'll still be here. :)

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  27. I feel your pain on the packing and the old man winter. It's snowing here as we speak... Ugh. :( I vote for random updates of your trip if possible! If not, don't worry, we'll be here to catch up when you get back!

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  28. I love this post idea! Maybe while you're away you can make it a linkup so that other people can join? Also, I want to hear all about your fun travels!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  29. Sounds like you have a lot going on, don't stress about your blog...everyone will be here when you get back! If you're stressing about it, you can put topics up and everyone can chat with each other in the comments section?! Just an idea! :)

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  30. Love this honest post girl!!! I think maybe some fun things we may not know about pinky posts while you're gone would be an awesome way to keep readers visiting your page! But what do I know I'm like the worlds worst & most inconsistent blogger.

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  31. I personally hate guest posts, so I would rather you just pop in when you can! Everyone will still be here when you return! :-)

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