Holy crap did I really just find some time to sit down and blog? Yes, yes I did.
Since you’re dying to know about me, I’ll share a bunch.. don’t I always? So what’s new with me and my life? As you may or may not know, I am moving into my very first house. The home buying process is not exactly stress free and my god, it’s expensive. I work in one hell of a high pressure job, they pay me well for it, but man, house buying + work madness= crazy. All things considered, I’ve kept it together really well… I haven’t at all lost sight of my paleo life, my gym sessions, my amazing boxing workouts and learning and growing as an adult in general. I had some very serious single-girl fun basically the entire month of March… April I whole30′d and that went really well and May… oh, May… it’s turning out to be a lovely month.
So I got off birth control. There was something crazy about coming up to my 10 year anniversary of popping a hormone pill. How could I preach eating real food when I was swallowing a daily pill that messed with my body? So you’re dying to know all about my menstrual cycle right?! I knew it! So here we are almost 3 months later and…….. nothing. I have yet to get my monthly buddy. I know what you’re thinking, “You’re totes pregnant, duh!” but that is not true either. I fearfully peed on a stick, it was negative. It’s kind of funny I put off taking a pregnancy test… It was like if I was preggo, I didn’t want to know. What a dumbass thing to put off! Especially considering I enjoy some tequila sodas every now and again… Anyway, I read up on it, apparently its normal to not get your period for a couple months, then your body sort of works itself out. I’m hoping I’m not one of the rare few who actually has some underlying issue. I’m giving it a full 3 months before I talk to my doctor. Some people said they felt different mentally, most claiming they were happier. I have to be honest, I don’t feel any different being off birth control. Then again, I’ve just been plain happy and things seem to just go my way (knock on wood)… so it’s hard to feel unhappy for any reason. I have my bad days at work where the stress gets to me, but if that’s the worst thing I have to endure, I am blessed.
That being said, the Boston bombings really hit close to home (literally). It puts things in perspective, for sure. One of the victims is my neighbor at the apartment I’m moving out of. You know that horrifying photo of the guy in the wheelchair (Jeff), thats him! He came home yesterday and was sitting outside with a few of his buddies. I got to personally welcome him home and chat a bit about how cool it was he got to wave the flag at the bruins game. I know that was really awesome for him, especially seeing him sit there with his bruins hat on. He was cheerful, polite, used my name many times. Whenever a person uses my name I immediately like them. Seriously, when you meet someone, use their name a lot and they’ll like it. I learned that in sales training…and it’s so true because when I hear “it was nice to meet you, kaleigh!” vs “it was nice to meet you”, I actually feel its more genuine because its personal. Anyway, the guys were loving up my dogs and just shooting the shit. It was humbling. I walked away feeling like I met a true hero. Later on, I heard Jeff rocking out playing his guitar…Put a smile on my face.
So my blog has really been my little baby. Started as this thing I used to share recipes, my hurdles, my inspiration to share this lifestyle that changed my health and fitness. It morphed into me just being me, oversharing, being a potty mouth, telling the brutal truth and meeting the most amazing people ever. Some of you have inspired me, made me feel warm and fuzzy, kept me focused on my own pursuit of optimal health… What’s that saying…all good things come to and end? Yeah that! So I’m sad to announce that I will no longer be blogging come June. Truth be told, I just find that I don’t make time for this much anymore. I barely make time for my facebook page these days either. I actually forget I even have it. It’s unfair to my readers and I find I just want to be one of you– a girl who loves to read all the paleo sites and make new dishes. Although this has been an amazing way of meeting people, learning more and a place I feel safe being me, I am retiring as a paleo blogger. Paying to run a site I dont use is just silly. I’ll be spending a good portion of the next couple months re-doing my new downstairs, creating my home gym, and spending time with the amazing people in my life… oh and working a shit ton too. I have a mortgage to pay now!
I want to thank you all for reading my crazy rants, my personal stories, making my recipes, asking questions, telling me your story and just being awesome. It’s been real. It’s been great. I’ve learned that parting ways with something or someone you love sometimes turns out to be the best thing ever. With that being said, I have to follow my heart and put my Paleo Angel persona to rest. Have no fear, I will continue to eat real food, continue working on my fitness and living and learning.
Lots of love XO,
“The Paleo Angel”