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A farewell.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dear Sparkfriends,

I know, I've been gone for a long time now. I keep promising that I'll come back. I keep trying to find ways to motivate myself to do so.

Well, I've done a lot of thinking and planning the last few days.

I've thought about what's fitting in my life.
I've thought about what's literally not fitting.
I'm thinking about who and what I want to be.

And I hate to say that I feel like I've outgrown Spark - but, I'm thinking about where I want to put my energy. I'm thinking about what I need to do in order to get where I want to be.

I've taken a few first steps. Firstly, I deleted my Facebook. Secondly, I started a very cathartic blog. Thirdly, I'm making a budget. Finally, I'm setting up realistic expectations for what I want to be part of the turning 32. It's exciting and scary and vulnerable and -personal.- It has a completely different context than what this place has been for me. I wish I could bring myself to bring the energy of that space into this space; but, I don't want to focus upon weight loss and I feel like Spark boils down so many things for me just to that. And it's not just about that anymore.

If you're interested in seeing my droning (and right now, the first three posts are drones; but, the fourth is shaping up very nicely) - you can find me at:

thewittycaptain.blogspot
.com/


Thank you for all the love and support over the last year or so. All of you are truly wonderful people. I wish all of you success in whatever form that holds meaning for you.

Much love and admiration,

Shannon
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  • POMATOJUICE
    Ok, I didn't post on this blog for a while because I was sorting through some feels and didn't want to post anything negative on your farewell blog. Though.. since you left, and it's been like 4 days, you'll probably never see this!

    I'm sorry you are leaving. I will miss you. I am not surprised, though, because since your eye injury, you weren't around much and never really came back to blog a lot even when you recovered enough to run. I can understand the need to simplify your online life.

    I read your facebook blog posts, and I understand that, too. I never signed up for a facebook because I hated how I'd talk to friends on the phone or in person that I hadn't seen in months and ask what was new. The answer I always got was, "Well, if you were on facebook, you'd know." My reply was always "if it is important enough that you want me to know, you would have called me." So, I understand a little bit of it, even though I've never had one myself.

    Finally, I was a little hurt that you decided to leave, which I felt really stupid about because you are doing this for you, and not anyone else. I thought we might keep in touch and be friends since we have some things in common, and I suppose I was expecting to hear from you in some other way than a farewell blog. That's not to say we still couldn't, but I don't have a wordpress/blogger/etc account. I'll try to remember to keep up with your other blog, but unless they allow anon. comments, I probably won't reply :X

    I wish you the best, and hope you get some stuff sorted out with your facebook friends. There's a lot of social commentary to be had on the state of today's interpersonal relationships, and I understand that can also mean taking time to sort it all out in your head. If you want to keep in touch, you know where to find me and how to reach me. You an always send me a mail here, and we can exchange email addresses or cel phone numbers or whatever. I have unlimited texting!
    2156 days ago
  • PROUD-GRANDMA
    Enjoy your new adventure! Remember you are always welcome to come back!
    2160 days ago
  • ENDERLI
    Best Wishes! Good luck on all your future endeavors!
    2161 days ago
  • GRACEOMALLEY
    You do what is correct for you, but I'll miss you. Thanks for letting us know where to find your blog and continued success in all you aspire to.
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    2161 days ago
  • ADARKARA
    emoticon I'll miss you! Best of luck!
    2161 days ago
  • MERAINA
    Best wishes!
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    2161 days ago
  • JACKSGRAN
    I wish you well. emoticon
    2161 days ago
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  • LOV2BTHIN
    Good luck on your journey.

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    2161 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    emoticon I wish you the best in your endeavors.
    2161 days ago
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