If anyone still reads?

16 Sep

I disappeared… again.

For some reason I thought that when I got back to school i’d be more inclined to blog. In fact, quite the opposite happened. First, there was move in & rush. I was so busy that there was no way I was going to fit in blogging. When I wasn’t at rush practice, I was doing other fun things with my friends. Then classes started. Truthfully, i’ve had down time but when that down time comes, blogging isn’t on my mind.

I’m in a weird place now. I don’t know if I want to blog anymore or if I even should. Last year blogging was one of the most helpful things for me, and I honestly think it was a crucial part of my recovery. I will always be grateful for the huge support I received during such a hard and confusing time and I feel like it is my responsibility to give back. I want to tell girls about how to live a life of balance and I want to give tips for how I was able to ‘recover’… but I just don’t know if I have the passion.

In my head, blogging seems like such a great thing. I want to do it. But then why haven’t I? When I really care about something, I make time for it. To me, it is telling that I haven’t made the time to blog. I really don’t even know if anyone cares if I do or not, but I do feel bad that I disappeared. I hope no one was concerned. Everything has been great and I truly feel like i’m living the ‘college life’ i’ve always wanted. While it isn’t the healthiest thing, I do think i’ve found a balance- I eat a balanced, healthy diet throughout the week & exercise, and then when the weekend comes I let myself go! I go out, drink as much as I want, and sometimes I’ll eat more than usual. This works for me.

I guess i’m just stopping by to say hello, I’m alive, and I hope you are all doing well. I have been thinking about starting a new blog, so that is a possibility, though I do think “finding happiness & health” can really apply to anyone’s life.

I genuinely do hope to blog agian soon. I have a weird feeling I’ll have some kind of inspiration, but we shall seee šŸ™‚ no promises!

I’m always available via e-mail though, so if you want to chat definitely send one my way! šŸ™‚ shell625@gmail.com

love you guys!

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36 Responses to “If anyone still reads?”

  1. VeggieGirl September 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    Hang in there with everything and I look forward to reading a blog post again from you soon! šŸ™‚

  2. Allison R. September 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I’m still reading šŸ™‚ And I’m still wanting us to go on a date sometime soon!

  3. BIOCHEMISTA September 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    Hi love! šŸ™‚ Do what’s best for *you*. That’s the whole purpose, right? Maybe you could re-focus your blog to something other than food. Maybe start one about taking on a new hobby? Or just take a vacation all together. It def shouldn’t be something you feel you *have* to do. It should be fun and it it’s not, when then you know what to do.

    Hope all is well and you’re living and loving life!!! šŸ™‚

    XOXOX,

    Laur

  4. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Hey love!
    I’m so happy you check in and yup im always reading, and in fact was thinking of you and worried about whats been up. It’s completely normal and understandable that youre busier than u previously thought and that blogging has unfortunately taken the back burner. we’ll always be here reading when you update ā¤

    miss you!
    good luck with school, hope you have lots of beautiful and fun times ahead<3

    xoxoxo
    Kelsey

  5. fi September 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Its great to hear ur still alive and enjoying the college life. Blog when and if u feel like it, its your choice. ill still be readin if u post.
    f
    xx

  6. izzy September 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    Glad your back and that youre doing well!
    As for your blogging dilemma – of course, you’re not obliged to blog at all. One thing I personally loved about your blog posts were your honesty and frankness is battling your ED – the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly.

    If your mission with this blog was to help you recover and you feel that it has aided in some way, then it was a success. And whether or not you it was your intention to help and inspire others, you need to know that you DID (I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been inspired by your posts).

    Whether this is hello or goodbye, I hope you do what ever makes SHELLEY happy šŸ™‚

    izzyy
    xoxoxx

  7. jenna September 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    i hear ya girl! school has just been so utterly busy and fun that i just honestly haven’t had any time for blogging!
    have fun šŸ™‚
    jenna

  8. rebecca lustig September 16, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    ive been MIA from the blog world, but just had to read this.

    so.proud.of.YOU.

    keep living your life.. im beginning to feel like letting go of blogging has allowed me to let go a little of ED…

    gchat soon– asap!

  9. time for happiness September 16, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Even though it seems like that may have been a downer post, that was probably one of the most inspirational things I have heard in a long time. The fact that you made it to this point and you are able to just do what you want, I love that! I am so happy your doing whats best for you, and never think that is a bad thing! I am so happy your having a great time off at school, and you have given me such motivation to get to that point too.

  10. highonhealthy September 16, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    Hey Shelley! Don’t force blogging if you aren’t feeling it although like you said, I have a feeling you’ll be back eventually. Until then, just do what you truly want to do and if blogging doesn’t fall into that category then it’s okay. šŸ™‚

    I’m glad you’re having fun and living life to the fullest!

  11. Nat September 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Glad to hear you’re safe and well. Don’t ever feel obligated to blog for readers, do it because it’s something you enjoy; something you love to do. Whichever choice you choose, I’ll definitely support you! =) Of course, not having you around so much is a bit of a bummer, but I’m so happy for you that you are enjoying college and being able to immerse yourself into college life because that is exactly what you should be doing.

    Keep living. Keep laughing. Keep being the gorgeous Shelley that you are! And perhaps without knowing, you have already touched so many people’s lives, and helped so many in recovery… people like me!

    xoxo

  12. Coco September 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    you are fantastic, glad you’re doing so well!!! yay

  13. Julia September 17, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Nice to hear something and I’m so glad and proud you’re doing well. Keep it that way and enjoy living, don’t worry about blogging about it, it comes when it comes:)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

  14. Michelle September 17, 2010 at 8:18 am #

    Hey there lady! Glad to hear you’re living it up at college…that’s what it’s all about, living life! Hope to hear back from you soon! šŸ™‚

  15. Casey September 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Hey Shelley!

    I stopped my blog a while ago b/c it just wasn’t giving my that much pleasure anymore…for me personally, it was the right decision. You should do what makes you happy, and I actually get more pleasure/more out of reading others’ blogs now too that I quite mine!

    I miss college often, and so many times I wish I had taken time to appreciate it while I was there. It truly is such a unique time. Have a great time, don’t worry about blogging, and even if you pick it back up in a few months I’ll still read! šŸ™‚

  16. melissa miller September 17, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Hey lady! I think that you should blog when you feel it! Many of us have subscribed…so when you do we will know about it and YES we need inspiration and want to give support. There are no blog rules that say you have to post x amount, right? Unless you want to make money or something.

    Have fun at school right now.
    ~Missy

  17. dmcgirl37 September 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    so I was thinking & of concluded that I think you should start another blog no related to food or exercise. I think this would be a great way to ‘move on’ from your ED. I know you love to blog, write, talk to the community etc. so why not do it still but about other things? and if your worried about people not being interested things other then food and ED’s…DONT!!! I would told read your blog if you NEVER mentioned food or ED’s. You write really well! I think it would just be fun to show people what life is like as a college kid, like you said. You can talk about whatever your little heart desires.

    Think about it, okay?

    Love you girl
    Dana xoxo
    http://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/

  18. dmcgirl37 September 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Sorry about the massive amount of typos!!

  19. cardiopizza September 18, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Hey girl!

    I often think of you and wonder how you are doing! I’m glad you are doing well and enjoying yourself. I’ve said this many times, but enjoy these years! They are so fun!! There is nothing like college.

    I’ll miss your posts if you stop blogging completely, but it’s understandable!!

    Take care,

    Lindsey

  20. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 18, 2010 at 9:38 am #

    Girl, first of all, thank you so much for the incredibly sweet comment you left me the other day. I was going to thank you through FB, but then this post came up- perfect timing!! It completely made my day šŸ™‚

    I’m glad you’re doing what feels right for YOU!! Enjoying college, forgetting about the recovery talk, and finding a balance between health and fun. GOOD FOR YOU!! Never feel pressured to blog unless YOU want to- we’ll all be here to hear whatever you have to say, whenever you want to say it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend love!! xoxo

  21. Carly in Wonderland September 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    I am so happy to hear that you are having the college experience you have always wanted. You deserve that. I hope to find that balance you posses- its quite inspirational. Nice to hear from you!

  22. justjac September 19, 2010 at 1:46 am #

    Hey girl, good to hear from you! I’m glad you’re enjoying college, friends… you shouldn’t feel “pressure” to blog, but if you do start a new one, link it, I’m sure *I* we all would love to keep reading! šŸ˜€

    Take care love!

  23. julia September 20, 2010 at 1:49 am #

    Oooh, and: make sure to check out my last post!

  24. Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition September 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Hey! I went through the same thing this summer. Blogging was something I love but it takes a lot of time! I decided to take the summer off for myself and stopped blogging. It was such a great thing for me because I realized how much I missed it. I think the most important thing about blogging is that you have to make it for yourself- once I started feeling like I was blogging for an audience or for more readers I stopped enjoying it. now I do it for me! A way to relax and vent- and I dont’ beat myself up if I dont’ do it anymore.

    Good luck this year!

    xo

  25. Cassandra September 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Everyone is leaving the blog world šŸ˜¦ I will miss you! and hope that you come back sometime soon whether in this blog or another (lol) Goodluck with everything that may come your way, I know that whatever it is you will be strong, and have amazing times coming your way ā¤
    xo

  26. beccasglitteringtastes September 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    hello, i love you blog and have been following for longer than i can remember :), you have helped and inspired me so much and was wondering if you could help me with my first blog? i’m not sure i am going to be as good as anyone on here so if you wouldnt mind a little guidence would be brill! šŸ™‚ thankyou http://beccasglitteringtastes.wordpress.com/

  27. imaginenamaste October 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    I hope things are going well for you šŸ™‚ Enjoy your semester!

  28. lisaou11 October 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Glad to hear from you! Live life doing the things you want to do! we are here regardless of if you post or not šŸ™‚

  29. couchpotatoathlete October 6, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Do what is best for you — there is no pressure to keep blogging if you don’t have time. No worries!

  30. Leanne October 7, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Awww, this is sad. I just found your blog, looked through all of your entries, and deemed this as one of my faves šŸ™‚ But then again, if you feel like the passion is gone, don’t force it. It may come back one day, who knows šŸ™‚

    Good Luck with everything! XO

  31. crazylittlethingneela October 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    i’d love to hear from you again sweety!
    i am here to support you if you need anything
    xoxo

  32. justjac October 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Hey girl, been thinking about you, hope you are doing well! ā¤

  33. dmcgirl37 November 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    missshhhhhh youuuuuu

    Dana xoo
    http://happinessiswithinblog.com/

  34. Kristin November 19, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    come baaaaackkkk—we miss you!! hope you’re doing well and loving school! šŸ™‚

  35. ashley December 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    These are going to be the funiest years of your life, trust! Just enjoy. I was okay during college too because I was busy and not consumed with my own thoughts. Stay busy have fun, surround yourself with positive people too…

  36. Annalee February 18, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    come back!!

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