Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Closing down...

But not saying good-bye.

I'm afraid this little corner of the blogosphere has run its course. I've been trying to hang on to it for awhile now. Trying to keep it alive. But it's just not working for me anymore.

I find myself more and more letting my blog get me down when I don't post very often or when I struggle to come up with blog ideas. And I hate to admit it, but I find myself comparing my blog to other running / fitness blogs and feel like I simply don't have anything valuable to contribute. My inadequacies insecurities creep to the surface, and that's just no way to live. :)

So, I won't be updating Enjoying the Course any longer.

But I'll still be around on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I'll still be running and enjoying the course / life / adventure / you name it.

And I'm super excited to also announce that Jeff and I will be starting a joint venture - Turtle Vida.

Turtle Vida is all about slowing down the pace, discovering more pleasures, and living an enriched life.
Right now, we're only on Facebook and Twitter (come say hello!), but soon we'll start a YouTube channel as well to branch into the world of vlogging.

We'll be sharing our adventures - both old and new - as well as our dreams for the future. We'll be sharing how we slow down and savor those experiences.

I truly hope that you'll continue to follow along with me - even if this blog is saying good-bye.

Twitter → @EnjoytheCourse
Instagram → enjoyingthecourse
Facebook → EnjoyingtheCourse
Google+ → Enjoying the Course
Pinterest → clarindad


  1. I'll miss your blog (have to find you on FB), but I get it. I've been struggling to keep mine going, too. Good luck!

  2. Good luck with your new adventures!

  3. I'm sad to hear this - I always enjoyed your blog -- but I'm glad to see you will still be active on social media. I followed all your new accounts -- sounds like maybe you are not ending something, just evolving! Best of luck!

  4. Sad to see your blog go, but I TOTALLY understand, I've been feeling the same lately. Glad I can still stalk you other places!! :)

  5. I'm a blogger too, and here is something that I wish some other bloggers would understand: It's YOUR blog. You make up your own rules about it -- including how often and what to post, if at all. There is no right or wrong here. Just because Jane Doe posts every day, and on top of that has professionally-taken Instagram photos, doesn't mean that you and I have to, or that I'm not as good because I don't. The fact is, Jane probably isn't also working a full-time job AND running a business like I am -- so I'm not going to compare myself to her. There is value in your blog. It's a part of you. Let it be whatever you want it to be. And if taking a hiatus is in order, than so be it, but I truly hope you, and the rest of us, don't give up just because of comparing ourselves to others. xo

  6. Blogging is a lot to keep up with! I have felt like maybe it's not my best tool to connect at times. Good thing we have IG! Have fun with the Vblogs :)
    I have really enjoyed your blog and wish you all the best!