A love letter to a website
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
It's been a long time, SparkPeople. I really fell off the bandwagon. I thought I was done with this, that it wasn't inspiring me anymore. But a health scare--that turned out to be as bad as I worried--made me look in the mirror and step back on the scale.
You know how I kind of broke up with you, SparkPeople? Kind of went away with a "it's not you; it's me."
Turns out, it *was* me. I was the one who stopped trying, who stopped using these tools. I was the one who gave up on the relationship.
But you know, SparkPeople? You are amazing in your forgiveness of my stubborn, bull-headed behavior. I poked back into the SparkTeams I'd ignored for months, and got a friendly and enthusiastic welcome. I opened back up that food tracker, and suddenly it didn't seem like stopping at McDonald's after the gym was such a great idea after all. I read articles, and found the inspiration that I thought I'd lost.
I was fickle, SparkPeople, but you were patient with me. And I feel welcome again.
We have a lot of work to do, you and me. But I feel better, knowing you will be here for me.