Thursday, November 22, 2018

This isn't really the ending.

My Life With(out) Ranch is now in its tenth year as a blog. When I started the blog in 2009, I ended it with the following statement: "Hold your breath…here I go…trying again and again." I read the entire post a few moments ago and while so much as changed, I'm still very much the same. The title of the first blog was "This isn't really the beginning." I named it that because I've been on a quest to have a different body since I was a child. I don't anticipate that changing, though I have really worked on being less hard on myself.

Now that the book is out, I feel like the part of the journey where I report to you what I ate for the month and whether I lost or gained weight is over. The thing is, it's become very apparent to me that there won't be a time in the foreseeable future where I won't be conscious of what I weigh, eat or where my mental and physical health are every day. While I wish I weren't so obsessive, I have come a long way in loving myself.

I have been completely overwhelmed by the support and love shown for the book now that it's out. I believe that now is the time for me to move the conversation forward to something different. I won't say that I will never write about my weight or body again because it's too much a part of who I am to pretend that I won't. I will say that I want to see what my next writing journey will be. I'm ready to take a leap.

I wanted my last My Life With(out) Ranch entry (for now) to be on Thanksgiving. I am more grateful to my friends and family and blog supporters than you could possibly know. Just when I think there is nobody still listening, a message from a friend or a stranger proves me wrong.

So, I wanted to let you know that My Life With(out) Ranch is on an indefinite hiatus. I'm going to focus on getting the book in as many hands as I can and also, I'll be working on new projects. I have some irons in the fire, but I haven't jumped off the diving board just yet.

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Always keep a look out for me!!! You never know what I'll get into next.

Love always!


  1. I am so proud of you! I have eagerly looked forward to your blog for the last decade and I love what you’ve presented and accomplished. My Life With(out) Ranch has been a source of inspiration, laughter, and wisdom for me and countless others. You’re a rockstar and I can’t wait to see what’s next for you because I know it will be amazing.


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