So Long, Farewell

by Brittany on April 28, 2013

Two years ago I wrote my very first blog post, having no idea what the heck I was doing, and hoping to simply share some diet-friendly recipes for others looking to begin a weight loss journey similar to mine. One year ago I was made aware that my “healthy eating” was taken to an ultra-extreme (all thanks to Ash), and that it was serving as more of a detriment to my health than it was a blessing.

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Today I sit here with a completely different heart, knowing deep down that the long and winding season of blogging in my life has finally come to an end.

Life has picked up in unexpected directions, my priorities have completely shifted, and God has put a heavy burden on my heart to really start properly pouring into others, and less into myself. Lately, blogging for me has felt more like a difficult chore in which I talk about myself and focus on what I’m putting in my mouth—while my heart is so desperately craving being more focused on those around me. Please don’t think that I’m saying blogging in general is a selfish activity, but for this particular season in my life that statement really serves as truth.

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Thank you all for spending these past two years with me, and for being there through so many of my ups and downs. If you care to stay in touch, I can ALWAYS be reached at Ittybitsofbalance at gmail dot com.

So goodbye Itty Bits! It’s been fun, but I’m ready for a new season of growth ;)

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” –John 15: 1-2

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Linz @ Itz Linz April 28, 2013 at 8:35 am

You’re awesome, Britt! May you have a life filled with good health, happiness, and love! xoxo
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Brittany April 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

Thank you Lindsay– You’re pretty great yourself ;) The same to you! <3

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Kathy April 28, 2013 at 8:55 am

Thanks for sharing all that you did. You are an amazing young lady, and we admire you very much!
Best wishes for everything!

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Molly April 28, 2013 at 9:01 am

I’m so happy for you, and I wish you the best of luck! Your blog was one of the first HLB I started reading, and I also began to realize that I was focusing too much on healthy food around the same time you did. Thanks for everything!

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Danielle April 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

You will be missed! Please keep me updated on everything wonderful you are up to! Thank you for sharing your positivity and full heart in the blog world!

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Laura D April 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

I have enjoyed reading about your journey. and this old dog has even learned a few tricks along the way.

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 28, 2013 at 9:59 am

You’re a beautiful person, Brittany. Best of luck in whatever direction life takes you <3 <3

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy April 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

We will miss you, but I wish you the best of luck in the next chapter of your life!
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Nikki April 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Wishing you ALL the best, and hoping I can still stalk you on facebook! :) Hope all is well!
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Nikki April 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Also, my best friend is moving to Ft. Lauderdale, so if you stay in that area, I’m sure I’ll be down sometime in the future!
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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries April 28, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Aww I will miss you and your posts! I fully support and understand your decision though. We better keep in touch through email! Love you girl! xoxo
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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 28, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I’ll definitely miss you Brittany! Wishing you the best!!!
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Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I am going to miss you Brittany, though I really do understand your thought process behind all of this, and I think it’s truly fantastic! Honestly, I have been feeling similar lately, a bit different reasons, but blogging really has become a chore at this point. Enjoy this time, you are a truly special and lovely person and I wish you all of the best!
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Jennifer April 28, 2013 at 11:25 pm

You will be missed! May your life be filled with joy! Thanks for sharing a little piece of your life through your ideas.

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 29, 2013 at 8:55 am

Ahhh, good luck Brittany! You will definitely be missed, but you have to do what is best for you. Love ya girl! <3

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Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life April 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

Britt,
Your blog was one of the first ones I followed consistently after starting my own. I have always enjoyed the sweet spirit and faithful messages you shared through your posts. Please please stay in touch! Email me whenever, I really want to hear about life and what is going on with you. I know that you have nothing but bright days ahead! xo

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dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt April 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

I have really enjoyed following you over the past year. Thank-you for some amazing topics! Good Luck and Live Well. Love to Popcorn..XO
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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola April 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Aw you will be missed around here but I’m so excited for all the amazing things God has planned for you. I know you will continue to be a light for others! xoxo
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Annette@FitnessPerks April 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

You’re such a lovely person, Brittany! All the best to you <3
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claire @ live and love to eat April 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

So my friend who used to live in Miami moved to DC – can you be the friend I visit in Miami now? ;)
I loved getting to “know” you through your blog, and hope some day we (and our pups) can be “real life” friends!
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Nazihah Ismail April 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Naaaaaaaawwwwww. I just started reading few of your old posts and your blog are currently my addiction. I feel like I want to beg you to let this blog live but that will be selfish of me.

I wish you the best in life and it was really interesting reading about someone else’s life from the other side of the world!

I really hope, maybe one day you start blogging again (wishful thinking).

Being a dramatic person that I am, I’m going to sob silently under my comforter. T^T

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Rachel April 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

aww I’m going to miss you! But I do understand… sometimes you just have to let yourself live your life. I wish you the best in all that you do!

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Sarah @ Feeeding Brain and Body April 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I have loved reading your posts throughout the years, but I understand your decision completely. You are in my prayers and I will forever remember how great it was for you to join in on the online bible study I did. xoxo!
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Lori @ The food + fitness Globetrotter May 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I will miss your blog. I just started my own blog about a month ago and your site is one that encouraged me to finally dive in and start blogging. I respect your honesty and I think that is what made your blog so successful! I wish you lot’s of happiness in the future :).
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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 2, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Just love to you, darling {hugs too!} ….you have a beautiful spirit and I know that you will continue to grow and do awesome things! I’ll miss your sunshine but I guess I’ll just have to bother you through e-mail when that sunshine is missing- feel free to e-mail me as well. XOXO
Blessings + Love to you!
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lisa May 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

I’m going to miss your posts. I hope everything turns out well for you!

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Traci May 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I have enjoyed reading your blog too (although silently)! You are a great writer and seem like a lighthearted, kind, and balanced girl. Best of luck to you! :)

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables May 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

This is a very brave, wise, and well said post! God has amazing things in store for you friend! I hope we can keep in touch!
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Mande @ Newfound Foodie May 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Oh, no! Two of my favorite blogs to follow are both leaving blogging now :( But, I wish you best of luck!
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phoebe May 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

:’( will miss you! take care and God bless you

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cait May 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm

best of luck to you! I love your bf;s I am Second bracelet! great message!

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Kristen May 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Oh nooooooo. :( I don’t know that I’ve ever actually commented, but I’ve been an avid reader for a very long time! God has a funny way of coming into your life and showig you what is important. :) You will definitely be missed! Best of luck in everything you come across in life! You’ve truely been an inspiration!

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Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions May 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I will miss hearing your story! I love reading about how God is changing you and working in your life. Good luck!
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Mallory June 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Good luck Brittany! Keep in touch : )

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Jessica @ Prayers and Apples June 10, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Wishing you all the best! ♥ Yours was one of the first health blogs I ever read and it really inspired me :) God Bless! :) xoxo
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Justine Duppong @Upcycle You October 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm

What a beautiful post. I wish more bloggers would share their experiences with overdoing it in terms of healthy eating and exercise. There are just so many obsessive blogs out there! As a blogger with followers in recovery from eating disorders, body image issues, negative self-image, etc., I’m doing my best to help turn things in a more positive direction, in my own way on my blog.

God bless you in your journey!
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Megan Little October 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

I don’t know if you ever check this for new comments, but I just wanted you to know that I still miss you blog, but understand your reasons for leaving. I pray that God blesses you in your, and just want you to know I still think about you and all you work. Good luck!
God bless!

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mytaste March 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

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Nads March 24, 2014 at 6:10 am

Missing you :( Please come back soon. Hope you are well.

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