Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good bye

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This past week I have slowly realised that I have taken on far too much and that my 'busy' life has been a big part of me developing post natal depression. So I am sorry to say that this will be my last blog post. I have truly enjoyed the past few years getting to know you all but now it is time for me to return to the real world and focus on what is really important to me - my health, my girls, my family, my friends and my study.

So thank you deer readers - I will miss you all.

45 comments:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Alicia we will miss you so much! It has been a pleasure reading your blog and posts. Please email me if you decide to return from blogging? I'd love to follow you again. Stay well and happy. All the best,
Brittany.

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

Alicia! I'll miss you, we'll all miss you, but you are right focusing on your life is the most important thing! You are so wonderful! I wish you and your girls the best of everything! ♥

ArtMind said...

Hey Alicia, I think it's good taking a break and focus on yourself first. In a few months time, you might enjoy popping in your space once in a while and say hello. Putting too much pressure on yourself is always devastating - I know how it feels as I do it too often myself.
Let go, love and enjoy!
Wishing you well! XO Mitsy

Louana said...

It's sad but it's a good decision. Take care! Loved reading your posts.

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

We will certainly miss you but I commend you for taking the steps you need to take. Give your girls a big hug from us all (and you too), and should you decide to come back to blogging we will be here for you.

Cupcake Kelly said...

I'll miss your posts. Good luck! I'll keep your blog on my google reader just in case...

Liz said...

So sorry to hear that this will be your last, but thank you for being honest!

All the best with your future :)

Paris Pastry said...

We will miss you too Alicia! But I understand that focusing on your health and baby girls is you main focus right now. I've enjoyed reading your blog, your beautiful photographs and your great etsy picks. I wish you all the best! ♥

Lulu froufrou said...

Sorry to hear Alicia - big fan of your photos and recipes. All the best xx

katieskitchen said...

Take care xox

melissa said...

I'll miss you - but I understand your decision. You need to put your family, your health, your studies etc etc first.

Please do pop in from time to time to update us.

Amy said...

Will miss you. Wishing you all the best xoxo

By the Bluegrass said...

Oh Alicia, I have enjoyed getting to you so much and I wish you the best of luck in all that you do. I will miss your lovely blog posts, as well. I hope you will check in from time to time and let me know how your doing!
xo,
Sena

Connie said...

You will be missed, but your health is more important. Hope you will get better soon, and maybe one day return to the blogging world!

Jamie said...

Aww I only recently became a follower and I will definitely miss you. However, your health and family are far more important so I wish you the best!

Meg said...

You will be missed but your health and family are the most important things in the world. Best of luck on taking back your life.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I totally support your decision and have honestly considered the same myself at some points, but I will miss you SO MUCH!! I help this move does help you improve your health ASAP because that is definitely most important :). <3 Xiaolu

Jen Z. said...

I have really enjoyed your blog, thanks for all you have shared. I wish you the best in all that you do...!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

oh sad, i found you too late
<3 New Follower
It's a week of giveaways on A Taste of T

Levin said...

Sorry to see you go - but I can understand the reasons why. I haven't blogged since January - I can't find the motivation for so many reasons. It's hard trying to fit everything in and in the end something's gotta give.
Goodluck with all your endeavours, hope you find happiness soon :)
l
x

Sharnee Torrents said...

Beautiful sweet Alicia,
blogging buddy this is a very wise decision!! And YES you will too be sadly missed, it is soooo important for you to get better and enjoy all of life without the pressures of "needing to blog" can do!!
I look forward to hearing somewhere in the future that you're doing HEAPS better and you have a smile!
Blessings and hugs and best wishes
Smiles Sharnee :)

Mel said...

oh Alicia - I'm so sorry that you're leaving as I have only just started getting to know you and your lovely blog. Having been through mild PND I do understand the reason behind you leaving and I hope that you are able to find balance in your live and get past it and enjoy both of your girls.

I wish you all the best and hope that you might one day come back to your blog and those of us that love reading it.

apparentlyjessy said...

Alicia! I am so sorry to read that you feel you need to stop blogging. While I completely understand, I've had to have breaks too, I do hope that one day you will be ready to come back to it. Remember that we are always still here for you if you need support. I do hope you'll stay on Twitter at least, so we can keep in touch. Looking after yourself is very important too.
Take care and much much love xox

Rhianne said...

Awww, Alicia I'm sorry to hear that but at the same time my blog break last week was just what I needed, so definitely do what you need to do. It's so easy to get caught up in blogging and the internet that you get distracted from everything else.

Good luck, it's been wonderful being blog friends and I hope you start to feel better really soon. I'll be thinking of you and your little family :) x

Sugar Daze said...

Just echoing what everyone else has said so beautifully. Thanks for the countless recipes, beautiful photography and wonderful accounts of you and your family. Get better, be strong and remember we're all here if you need us! Cat x

Rose said...

Awww Alicia, so sad to hear your situation :( As much as I love reading your blog and drooling over your sweet treats, I can completely understand your need for time away to get things together again.
I hope you manage to pull through quickly and are feeling better real soon.
Will be thinking of you and your girls :) and if you decide to come back we will still be here.

Rose

Ashley said...

Alicia, I've enjoyed your blog in the few weeks now that I've known it. I know what a tough decision it is to cut things out of our lives that are weighing us down, but I am sure you will feel a great sense of relief once you finally give yourself a break. I have two toddlers and had to give myself a break from most things for a good part of 2010 - I know it feels!

Good luck with everything you do! I hope to see The Red Deer back again someday :)

emma wallace said...

I will miss you! Best of luck in all areas of your life and much love to your gorgeous girls!

Jadyn said...

Alicia - I was happy to "meet" you in this on-line world and enjoyed your lovely posts.
It sounds like a great decision to quite bloggin (at least for a while...)- of course you, your health & your love ones are more important than anything else! Take care, lovely lady! Be joyful & healthy,
xoxo Jadyn

Hoola Tallulah said...

Sending you lots of happy thoughts and wishing you well (and back in this space) soon <3

Sue said...

Look after yourself and oyur beautiful girls..nothing is more important :-)

Fancy Lads said...

Good luck! We're praying for you and we will miss you tremendously!

Alison Loughton said...

Alicia, I noticed this week that you had dissapeared from my FB and was wondering if everything was ok with you. You are amazing to take on all that you have. I hope you can take this time to concentrate on yourself and your girls, and hopefully one day soon come back and share your beautiful blog with us again. Allee x

oneordinaryday said...

Alicia, you should be proud of yourself for recognizing what is most important in your life. Take good care of yourself and those beautiful babies of yours.

San said...

I am sad to see you go because I had just started reading your blog and was excited to get to know you.

However, I do understand that priorities shift and that we have to make adjustments. A blog is really not that important, if we think of it.

All the best to you and your family!!

Amy Kingsford said...

I am so sorry to see you go after I only just found your wonderful blog, but sometimes we have to make these kinds of decisions for the betterment of ourselves and our families. Best of Luck with all you do in the future!

thetwistedruffle said...

good luck! i'm going to follow your blog so that if you decide to return, i won't miss it!!

Amanda said...

Go, go! Take care of you and yours. Know that we all love your blog, your sweets, and you! :)

Naomi said...

Take care Alicia and all the best. I hope one day you return to your blogging adventures. Having only just met you from Indie 3.0 I've been catching up on your blog posts recently and have been thoroughly enjoying them. Your family, health and happiness are what's most important though and I wish you all the best xox

projectanthologies said...

Hi - another indie 3.0 classmate here. Just wanted to wish you the best and hope that all in your life feels balanced soon. <3

projectanthologies said...

Hi - another indie 3.0 classmate here. Just wanted to wish you the best and hope that all in your life feels balanced soon. <3

m.e (Cathie) said...

i wish you well Alicia, hope you get some help to deal with what is going one.
I'll miss you here but if you ever need to chat, feel free to email me.
sending you hugs ♥

Sue said...

I wish you all the best, Alicia. The fact that you are making difficult decisions to get on the right track shows that you are getting stronger. If you ever feel the need to keep in touch, or reach out around to world to some of your blog friends, post a comment here and there on some of our blogs... or even pop in a few times a year on yours. No pressure... we all wish you the best and want you to put your time where it belongs- on getting healthy and taking care of your two beautiful girls. Thank you for all of the wonderful posts you've written, and for all the enjoyment you've brought to your readers. Every time I see a cupcake, I think of you!

krista said...

good lord, where have i been? for some reason, this post got marked as read in my reader so i didn't even see it until now.

so much love to you and yours, my dear. my wishes to you for a full and happy life (away from the screen if necessary!)

xoxo

Kosal Da said...

These are some great posts that you have on this blog. Does it have anything to do with the dentists in red deer?