Today, January 1st, 2017 marks the third anniversary of French Inspiration, my personal blog. I started this to keep me accountable in my daily quest for staying fit (in France!) and in my forties. It was also a way of connecting with my friends & family in the US, keeping them up to date on my life here in Europe, and to give readers a peak into the French lifestyle.
These three years have been amazing. The best thing about the experience was the new friends I have met, both virtually and in person. People I never would have connected with other wise. People who think exactly as I do, who have the same interests and the same struggles. The accountability of posting my workouts has been life changing, keeping me focused and continually motivated to always do my best. I NEVER would have run a marathon if I hadn’t been a blogger, I’m sure. And this year, I did two ! Definitely my biggest accomplishment because of my blog.
But I have decided it is time for a break. The next few months are going to be very busy for me, both personally and professionally, with things that are going to need my attention (hello ! How to finance a US college education for my senior ?!) and I have some big travel with work.
So I am taking a break. Not sure if it will be a month. Maybe I will join the Virtual coffee date at the beginning of February ? Maybe a 3 month break…. after my big travel ? Possible a permanent break ? I don’t know. I am being flexible about it.
Who know’s ? You might just see me back here in 2 weeks time !
In the meantime, I want to thank you, my readers, for reading and commenting on my blog. A special shout out to the following bloggers who have encouraged, inspired, motivated and supported me through this journey.
Judy at Chocolate runs Judy
Darlene at My First 5K and more
Deborah at Confessions of a mother runner
Holly at Hoho Runs
Wendy at Taking the long way home
Tricia at Misssippipiddlin
Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice
Coco at Running with perseverance
Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC
Melanie at Happy Being Healthy
Kim at Running on the fly
Karen at Running over the hill
Janelle at Run with No Regrets
…just to name a few. The list is by no way exhaustive.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and if you’d like to connect with me on Instagram, click on the icon on the right of the page, or… @fit_in_france